Eric Dwight Hancock

Eric Dwight Hancock creates abstracted paintings of windswept trees and other natural imagery that conjure memories of his childhood in rural Georgia. Inspired by Japanese woodblock prints, the artist distorts his landscapes to the point of fantasy—until they are almost swallowed whole by sumptuous colors. The discontinuities and distortions of Hancock’s work follow a surrealist logic, functioning like lucid dreaming.


Eric Dwight Hancock was born in 1982. The artist received an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia in 2008, and a BFA from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2004.

Solo exhibitions of Hancock’s work have taken place at: Trunk Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2017); and Stan McCollum Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia (2014).

Group exhibitions that have shown Hancock’s work include: Local Masterworks of American Art at Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2020); Galaxy Brain at St. J Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2020); Coning the Cube at Permanent Storage Projects in Los Angeles, California (2019); Subject/Observer at Keystone Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2019); Magic Makers at Class Project in Los Angeles, California (2019); LITTLE THINGS Mean A Lot at Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia (2015); Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Lines at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia (2015); Dirty South at Mammal Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia (2015); and Pretty Vacant at 95 4th Street in New York City (2011).

Hancock lives and works in Los Angeles, California.