David Hancock

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

New Adelphi 6.06

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Current positions

Lecturer in Fine Art


I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1996 and have been exhibiting widely since. I have appeared in a number of prominent exhibitions such as the John Moores 21, Young Masters and the BP Portrait Prize. I have had solo and group shows across the UK and Europe as well as New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Hong Kong. I completed my Masters at LJMU in 2010, and my PhD at University of Salford in 2015. Solo exhibitions include Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; Transit Gallery, Mechelen, Belgium; The City Gallery, Leicester; DDM Warehouse, Shanghai, China. I published my first book with Professor Garry Crawford in 2019, Cosplay and the Art of Play, with Palgrave Macmillan.

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Areas of research

Cosplay, Fan Studies, Subcultures, Immersion, Painting


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art 
  • MA Contemporary
  • Art Practice

Lecturer in Fine Art

  • Subcultures 
  • Cosplay 
  • Identity 
  • Immersive environments 
  • Still Life

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD