Trenton Doyle Hancock — Fanoon Visiting Artist, Fall 2015
Trenton Doyle Hancock (b. 1974, Oklahoma City, USA) was brought up in Paris, Texas and studied at East Texas State University (BFA) and Tyler School of Art at Temple Philadelphia (MFA). Hancock lives and works in Houston, Texas. His works were featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, making him one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including The Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro (2010); Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2008); Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle (2010); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2007); and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2007); The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston (2001); and The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2003). Hancock’s public works include site-specific installation at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic sculpture Park and Houston’s Hermann Park. 2008 saw the premier of Cult of Color: Call to Color, an original ballet commissioned by Ballet Austin and based entirely on the narrative and characters developed by Hancock. Hancock’s work is in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; and il Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea, Trento, Italy, among others.