Trenton Doyle Hancock (American, b.1974) is a Contemporary artist. He earned his BFA from Texas A&M University in 1997 and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2000. He is best known for his fantastical depictions of The Mounds, mythical creatures whose narrative unfolds through Hancock’s paintings, prints, and drawings. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant in 1999, the Artadia Foundation Award in 2003, and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award in 2005. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL. The artist currently lives and works in Houston, TX.

Timeline

1974
Born in Oklahoma City, OK
1994
Associate of Science, Paris Junior College, Paris, TX
1995
American Scholastic Press Association
Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association
Southwestern Journalism Congress
1996
Texas Intercollegiate Press Association
Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association
Southwestern Journalism Congress
1997
B.F.A. Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX
1997
Skowhegan Camille Hanks Cosby fellowship for African-American Artists
Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art
1999
Joan Mitchell Foundation, Grant Recipient
2000
M.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
2003
Artadia Foundation Award
2004
Penny McCall Foundation Award
2005
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award
Currently lives and works in Houston, TX

Collections

Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
Eileen Harris Norton, Santa Monica, California
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Modern Art Museum of Forth Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
New York Public Library, New York, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, New York
University of Texas at Austin Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Wichita State University, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas

Exhibitions

2007
The Wayward Thinker, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
The Wayward Thinker, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
Sirens’ Song, Arthouse At the Jones Center, Austin, Texas, traveling.
The Lizard Cult, Clementine Gallery, New York, New York
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
2006
In The Blestian Room, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Black Alphabet, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
A Brighter Day Group Exhibition, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
Infinite Painting: Contemporary Paintings and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centre for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy
2005
More Mound Milking and Miracle Machines, ARCO International Art Fair, Madrid, Spain -solo
2004
Trenton Doyle Hancock. Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas -solo
5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter-Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Drawing Under the Influence: Lee Baxter Davis & His Proteges, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas
Between the Lines, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
2003
Moments in Mound History, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio -solo
For a Floor of Flora, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York -solo
It Came From Studio Floor, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida -solo
Poetic Justice, 8th International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey
It Happened Tomorrow, 7th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France
Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002
It Came From Studio Floor, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas -solo
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
Western Artists: Selections from New American Paintings #42, osp Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Core 2002 Exhibition, Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Two by Two for AIDS and Art, Dallas, Texas
2001
The Life and Death of #1, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas traveling to Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas -solo
The Legend Is In Trouble, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York -solo
Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY will travel to Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
Portraiture, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Arizona
2001 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
Core 2001 Exhibition, Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Private Collections: Artists, Curators and Collectors, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
The Big Id, James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
2000
Wow Thats Me, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas -solo
Out of the Ordinary: New Art from Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Balls., James Cohan Gallery, New York, New York
2000 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Artistic Centers in Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth, The Texas Fine Arts Association, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, Texas
Ziggy and the Black Dinosaurs and Other Folktales, Longwood Arts Gallery, Bronz, NY
1998
ff Colored, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas -solo
Texas Dialogues: Parallels, Dallas/San Antonio, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1997
AUTOBIODEGRADABLE, Honors Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, Texas A&M University,Commerce, Texas -solo
New Views, Eight Emerging Texas Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1996
Works on Paper, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1995
Juried Student Show, curator: Tom Moody, East Texas State University, Commerce, Texas

Literature

2007
Wilson, Sue. “The Fantastic Voyage,” Metro, February 16.
2007
Gavin, Francesca. “Weak Become Heroes: Trenton Doyle Hancock,” Dazed and Confused,” Issue 47, March.
2007
Griffith, Gabriella. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Wayward Thinker,” The Skinny,” Issue 18, March.
2007
Cairns, Steven. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Wayward Thinker,” The List, March 15- March 29.
2007
“10th Graphic Novels,” Grafik, February.
2007
“Meatmarket,” Modern Painters, February.
2007
The Art Happening: Trenton Doyle Hancock,” Scotland on Sunday, February 4.
2007
Burnet, Andrew. “Explosion of Beauty and Beast,” The Herald, February 8.
2007
Mottram, Jack. “The Writing’s on the Wall. Just Don’t Ask What It’s Saying,” The Herald, February 9.
2007
“10 Great Things to See and Do, as Chosen by our Critics,” The Guardian, February 9.
2007
Mansfield, Susan. “Son of a Preacher Man,” The Scotsman, February 10.
2007
“Trenton Doyle Hancock Edinburgh,” The Guardian, February 10-16.
2007
Leaver-Yao, Isla. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Wayward Thinker,” The List, Issue 568, February 15.
2007
Lesso, Rosie. “Interview,” The List, February 15- March 1.
2005
“Recent Works on Paper in Political Nature at Whitney,” ArtDaily.com, January 27.
2005
“Trenton Doyle Hancock, Art on the Edge: 17 Contemporary American Artists”, Art in Embassies Program
2005
Kutner, Janet. “Artful Odyssey,” The Dallas Morning News, October 13.
2005
Daniel, Mike. “ Trenton Doyle Hancock at Dunn and Brown,” The Dallas Morning News The Guide, September 2.
2005
Simblist, Noah. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: St. Sesom and the Cult of Color,” Glasstire: Texas Visual Art Online, October.
2005
Kazemzadeh, Max. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: St. Sesom and the Cult of Color,” Art!es, Fall.
2004
Smith, Laura. “Like a Bunny Attacking Your Jugular,” Swingset. “Trenton Doyle Hancock,” art:21 Art in the Tewnty-First Century: 24 - 35
2003
Poulson, Alex. “Inspiration can be found in Texas: Trenton Doyle Hancock,” Dazed & Confused, December: 181.
2003
“Trenton Doyle Hancock: It Came From Studio Floor,” Modern Painters, Spring 2003: 123-124.
2003
“Trenton Doyle Hancock en el Moca,” El Nuevo Herald, March 2003.
2003
Weinstein, Joel. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: MoCA,” Flash Art, June 2003.
2003
Kutner, Janet. “Trenton Doyle Hancock” ARTnews, Summer 2003.
2003
Princenthal, Nancy. “Trenton Doyle Hancock: Full Immersion,” Art in America, June 2003.
2003
Bean, Shawn. “ Show and Tale,” Florida International Magazine, April 2003.
2003
Johnson, Ken. “ Trenton Doyle Hancock: For a Floor of Flora,” The New York Times, March 2003.
2003
“Mythical Proportions,” Street, March 2003.
2003
Newhall, Edith. “Planet of the Apes,” New York, March 2003.
2002
Claire, Jeanne. “Altered States,” Austin American-Statesman, February 7: 2+.
2002
Stewart, Michael and Posey, Reed. “Spotlight,” Live Art in the Galleries Austin, March 13.
2002
Princenthal, Nancy. “ Whiter the Whitney Biennial?” Art in America, June 2002.
2002
Kutner, Janet. “Biennial Blah,” The Dallas Morning News, April 2002.
2002
Meek, Vicki. “ Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Life and Death of #1,” Art!ies, Winter 2002.
2001
Nadelman, Cynthia. “Freestyle,” ARTnews, September: 173.
2001
Smith, Roberta. “The Legend is in Trouble,” The New York Times, July 13.
2001
Rry, Tina. “Trenton Makes, the World Takes,” New York, July 23.
2001
“Galleries Uptown,” The New Yorker, July 23.