Trinie Dalton  Writing

Trinie Dalton is an author, editor, and curator. Her books alternate between art projects and fiction, and sometimes combine the two. For example, Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s), co-edited with Lisa Wagner and Eli Horowitz, is an art book for which she transformed her archive of confiscated high school notes into a collaboration between fifty artists. Mythtym (Picturebox) is an art/fiction anthology based on mythological monsters and horror. Her most recent fiction release is Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio), and her first story collection, Wide Eyed (Akashic), was selected by Dennis Cooper for his Little House on the Bowery Series and was a finalist for The Believer book award. Her exhibition and curatorial projects often entail handmade publications and participatory elements. A list of recent galleries that have hosted exhibitions of her work and/or her curation include Cinemarfa, CANADA gallery, Public Fiction, Synchronicity Space, Las Cienegas Projects, and Deitch Projects. Dalton has written critically about art, books, and music, and frequently contributes to artists’ book projects. She writes for numerous magazines and websites such as Bookforum,, The Believer, Modern Painters, The Paris Review Daily, and Paper. She writes essays for artists’ monographs, and has taught fiction workshops, bookmaking, and critical writing at schools including Vermont College of Fine Arts, SVA, USC, Art Center College of Design, NYU, and Pratt.

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