lincoln penn hancock

born 1976, Raleigh, NC

lives and works in Raleigh


M.G.D., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2010. (Master of Graphic Design; M.F.A. equivalent terminal degree; NASAD accredited.) Thesis entitled: Material Listening: Materiality and Embodied Interaction in the Digital Music Encounter.

B.A., Philosophy; Minor in Art, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 1998. Graduated with High Honors (Summa Cum Laude).


Recipient: 2013 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

Regional Emerging Artist-in-Residence, Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Jan.-July 2012.

Grant Recipient: Into the Streets, Community art proposal funded by Town of Chapel Hill.

Invited Guest Blogger, Art:21 Blog, a project of PBS‘ Art:21 — Art in the 21st Century.

Second Place, For The Love of Art (VAE Gala), Raleigh, NC. February, 2009. Juried by Larry Wheeler, Peter Nisbet, and Jay Gates.

Best In Show, Abstractations, Raleigh City Museum, Raleigh, NC. October, 2009. Juried by Sarah Powers.

High Honors and Departmental Honors in Philosophy, Guilford College. Distinction earned through completion of thesis exploring ethical propositions in Sartre’s early philosophy. Thesis titled Being, Nothingness, and the Morality of Bad Faith.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, Honorable Mention, 1998. National essay contest for college seniors.

C. Thomas Powell Award for Excellence in Philosophy, Guilford College, 1998.

Dean’s Award for Scholarly/Critical Writing in the Humanities, Guilford College, 1998.

selected exhibition history

Journey in Turiya, The Cube/VAE, Raleigh, NC. Sept.–Oct. 2013.

I'll Be Your Mirror, Artspace Pop-Up, Raleigh, NC. June 2013.

Everything Else. Golden Belt Arts, Durham, NC, March 2013.

Everything Plus: New Paintings. Elliot University Center, UNC-Greensboro, March, 2013.

Word Up: The Intersection of Text and Image. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC. July 2012–Jan. 2013. 

Exploded Hipster. Installation with Neill Prewitt, Eleanor Blake, Mollie Earls, Robin Vuchnich, CAM: Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC. Sept. 6–8, 2012. 

Everything That Wants to Say Yes. Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Sept. 2012.

Recent Works by Lincoln Penn Hancock and Luke Miller Buchanan. Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Progress Energy Performing Arts Center, Raleigh, NC. Nov. 2011 – Feb. 2012.

This Wild Desire. Morning Times, Raleigh, NC. Sept. 2011.

Dream Acts. Collaborative community art project with Neill Prewitt and Eleanor Blake. Installation/exhibition at 523 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC. June 2011. 

Street Cred. Site-specific installation in alley. Raleigh, NC, May, 2011.

Four Winds at the Four Winds Bar. With Luke Miller Buchanan. LabourLove Gallery, Golden Belt, Durham, NC. Dec. 2010.

Spectator Sport. Interactive installation w/ Neill Prewitt. SparkCON, Raleigh, NC. Sept. 17-18, 2010.

Radios Appear. Site-specific video installation w/ Miles Holst. Block2, Raleigh, NC. Aug. 5–Sept. 20, 2010.

HIGHLIFE. Multichannel video installation w/ Neill Prewitt and Ellie Blake. Artspace, Raleigh, NC. June 4, 2010.

A Bird, Not a Feather. Paintings and doubles. 311 W. Martin, Raleigh, NC. May 2009.

On the Corner. Abstract paintings. 311 W. Martin, Raleigh, NC. May 2009.