Trenton Doyle Hancock received his BFA from Texas A&M University, Commerce (1997), and his MFA from Temple University, Philadelphia (2000). He is the 2007 recipient of the Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize.
His solo exhibitions include Trenton Doyle Hancock, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL (2015); Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015); Mound at Large: Trenton Doyle Hancock, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (2015); Trenton Doyle Hancock, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2012); Trenton Doyle Hancock: Fix, Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE (2011); We Done All We Could and None of It’s Good, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa (2010); Work While It Is Day . . . For When Night Cometh No Man Can Work, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas (2010); Trenton Doyle Hancock: The Wayward Thinker, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2007); In the Blestian Room, James Cohan Gallery, New York (2006); Moments in Mound History, Cleveland Museum of Art (2003); It Came from Studio Floor, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas (2003); and The Life and Death of #1, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2001).
His group exhibitions include Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN (2012); The Value of Water, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York (2011); Mutant Pop and the Living Image, Loyal Gallery, Malmo, Sweden (2010); Best Laid Plans, Drawing Room, London (2010); Prospect.1 Biennial, New Orleans (2008); Wunderkammer: A Century of Curiosities, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Darger-ism: Contemporary Artists and Henry Darger, American Folk Art Museum, New York (2008); The Compulsive Line, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2006); Perspectives @ 25: A Quarter-Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2004); Political Nature, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2003); Poetic Justice, Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (2003); It Happened Tomorrow, Lyon Biennial, Lyon, France (2003); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2002); Freestyle, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2001, traveling); Out of the Ordinary: New Art from Texas, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2000); and Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2000).