Trenton Doyle Hancock

American, b. 1974

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Trenton Doyle Hancock

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American, b. 1974

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Since the early 21st century, Trenton Doyle Hancock has been merging comic book narratives and abstraction in his vibrant, dizzyingly detailed prints, drawings, and mixed-media paintings, in which he explores the struggles within himself and in our world. For the first nine years of his career, he focused on the creation of an epic, allegorical tale, shaped, in part, by the Biblical stories with which he grew up. Each of his works is a part of this ongoing drama, in which beehive-like “Mounds,” representing, in his words, “the Earth and stability,” battle with skeletal “Vegans,” who he describes as “a mob…unleashed to upset that stability.” Representative of the ongoing strife among humans, his compositions are full of words, colors, and his imaginative characters. Recently, Hancock has turned more inward, producing autobiographical works featuring himself as the protagonist.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

Since the early 21st century, Trenton Doyle Hancock has been merging comic book narratives and abstraction in his vibrant, dizzyingly detailed prints, drawings, and mixed-media paintings, in which he explores the struggles within himself and in our world. For the first nine years of his career, he focused on the creation of an epic, allegorical tale, shaped, in part, by the Biblical stories with which he grew up. Each of his works is a part of this ongoing drama, in which beehive-like “Mounds,” representing, in his words, “the Earth and stability,” battle with skeletal “Vegans,” who he describes as “a mob…unleashed to upset that stability.” Representative of the ongoing strife among humans, his compositions are full of words, colors, and his imaginative characters. Recently, Hancock has turned more inward, producing autobiographical works featuring himself as the protagonist.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Studio Museum in Harlem, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
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