Trenton Doyle Hancock came to the Neiman Center in the winter of 2009 as an artist-in-residence to create a series of prints. These became a grouping of five, based on the four seasons with a central image of "Pull", Hancock's iconic head with large eyes eerily reminiscent of "Kilroy was here" the British/American grafitti image from WWII. As a group, the artist incorporates images of overflowing buckets, a rain drenched glowing pink abstracted head with eyes and two organic cones, which he calls "beacons". Innovative print media combinations explore a range of tonal shifts in this series using silkscreen, intaglio and watercolor pouchoir. For Hancock, "...prints are motors to get to the next work. In between working on paintings, I use prints to bring together formal systems and overlapping motifs to create new imagery and elaborate on ideas."
Trenton Doyle Hancock was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1974. Raised in Paris, Texas, Hancock earned his BFA in 1997 from Texas A&M University, Commerce, where he was the lead cartoonist for the University paper. He went on to earn his MFA in 2000 from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Houston, TX, and is represented by Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas, and James Cohan Gallery, NYC. Hancock's prints, drawings, and collaged felt paintings present the artist's historic narrative of the Mounds a group of mythical creatures that are the tragic protagonists of his own devise. With each new series/project completed, the artist further builds on the saga of the Mounds and Vegans.