(b. 1991, Lower Hutt, New Zealand)
Master of Fine Arts with Distinction (Painting), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2016
In the paintings of Thomas Hancock, his subjects are divorced from their original surroundings and presented against indifferent backdrops. This invites further contemplation and scrutiny of his subjects, giving the viewer a sense of uncanny dislocation, with tantalising familiarity.
Recent projects include: National Contemporary Award Finalist Exhibition, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ (2019); Applectic Sobora, Fox Galleries, Melbourne, AUS (2019); Anon Momento, Off the Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, AUS (2019); Objection, Gallery 33, Wanaka, NZ (2018); Considerably Less Stressful, Chambers Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (2018); Face to Face, group portrait exhibition, BlackCat Gallery, Collingwood, Australia (2018); Big Spread, NEXT Gallery, Christchurch, NZ (2017); National Contemporary Award Show, Waikato Museum, Hamilton, NZ (2017); NZ Painting and Printmaking Award Show, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, Hamilton, NZ (2017)