Posted November 14, 2007

Renowned artist and Tyler grad Trenton Doyle Hancock to speak

Sesom's Mission, 2005
Dunn and Brown Contemporary
Sesom's Mission, 2005

One of the Tyler School of Art's most prominent and successful young graduates, Trenton Doyle Hancock (M.F.A. ’00), will lecture at the Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pa., just north of Philadelphia — a rare local, public appearance for an artist whose multimedia works such as “Sesom’s Mission, 2005 ” (at left) have earned him worldwide attention, most recently in the October issue of Smithsonian magazine.

Hancock’s works, which form an epic chronicle of creatures he calls “Mounds,” have earned him comparisons with Bosch, Dali and the poet William Blake. His prints, drawings, paintings and sculptures have been featured in group and solo exhibitions in some of the world’s most well-known museums and galleries, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and several museums in his native Texas, where the 33-year-old now lives.


The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is organized by Produce Exhibitions, a student-run organization at Tyler.

Where: President’s Hall, Tyler Museum of Art, 7725 Penrose Ave., Elkins Park, Pa.

When: Thursday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.