Trinie Dalton is an author, artist, and professor. Her multidisciplinary approach to writing and bookmaking leads her into various fields, always with an eye towards expanded narrativity and books as objects.



Trinie Dalton has published six books, most recently Baby Geisha (Two Dollar Radio). Other fiction titles include Wide Eyed (Akashic), a story collection, and Sweet Tomb (Madras Press), a fairytale novella. Dear New Girl or Whatever Your Name Is (McSweeney’s) is a transformation of 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. She also makes sundry artists’ books and printed matter.

Dalton also reviews art, books, and music, for artists’ book projects and magazines such as Bookforum,, Brooklyn Rail, The Believer, Modern Painters, Paper, and LARB. She has written artists’ entries for many exhibition catalogues such as the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York Minute (O.H.W.O.W./JRP Ringier), Vitamin 3D (Phaidon), and Abstraction in Contemporary Video Art (UC Press). Monograph essays are forthcoming in books about Mark Grotjahn (Anton Kern), Chris Martin (Skira), Tannaz Farsi (Linfield College Gallery), Cristina Toro (LaCa Gallery), Sam Falls (JRP Ringier), Jessica Jackson Hutchins (CCAD Museum), and Great God Pan (Penny Ante). 
Trinie served as Faculty Chair of the MFA in Writing & Publishing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and remains Core Faculty there, as well as Core Faculty in Fiction at VCFA in the low-residency MFA in Writing program. She has taught fiction, creative nonfiction, and art critical writing at VCFA, SVA, Columbia, Bard, USC, Art Center, NYU, and Pratt. Her interest in cross-disciplinary thinking influences her teaching of storytelling craft. Spring 2018 semester, she’ll be teaching a two-day Graphic Narrativity intensive at CalArts; Arts Writing at University of Redlands; and an intermedia writing course called “Unmasking Horror: Empowering Transgression” at Art Center College of Design.