Trenton Doyle Hancock


Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock has created an ongoing saga told through the perspective of his “Mound” characters. Each work is a part of a large narrative that presents the lives of these creatures from birth to eventual death. The characters are largely an autobiographical representation of Hancock’s life and have been in development since the artist was in fourth grade. Hancock uses his own experiences manifested into these alter-egos as a way to investigate larger social and political issues. The often surreal and crude works are created from a multitude of materials, including, paint, trash, leftovers, chewed gum and felt. The artist is a graduate of Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia and is perhaps the youngest artist ever included in the Whitney Biennial, where he exhibited at age 26 in 2000. Opening Feb. 10, Hancock will exhibit “The Wayward Thinker,” at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland, which will then travel to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The artist was featured on Season 2 of the Art: 21 series and this past April was reviewed by The New York Times for an exhibition with the James Cohan Gallery in New York City.