Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974 in Oklahoma City) graduated with a BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
Trenton’s intricate and whimsical drawings, prints, and collage-felt paintings hold powerful undertones and themes. They follow the story of the Mounds, a group of mythical creatures whose narrative traces the struggle between good and evil. The artist guides them through birth, life, death, the afterlife, and even dreams as they fight against their aggressors, the Vegans. Hancock’s narratives draw from both personal history (Biblical stories he learned as a child) and cultural tropes (comic-strip superhero sequences and medieval morality plays), which blend together to create new symbolic meanings unique to the mythical realm these characters reside in.
Hancock has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. His works can also be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the High Museum of Art (Atlanta), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. Hancock lives and works in Houston, Texas.
In 2012, RxART teamed up with Trenton Doyle Hancock to transform an entryway to the Pediatric Imaging suite at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas, into a place that will provide hope and inspiration to young patients. The artist is also featured in RxART Coloring Book Between the Lines, Vol. 3.