David Trigg is an art writer and critic based in Bristol, UK. He is a regular contributor to books on contemporary art and his reviews, features and interviews with artists have been published in Studio International, ArtReview, Art Quarterly, Art Monthly, Frieze, The Burlington Magazine, Art Papers and Art in Print.
His book Reading Art (Phaidon Press, 2018) explores the relationship between art and literature, creatively tracing the history of how artists have depicted books as symbols, subjects and objects. It was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book programme and was selected by The Times as a book of the year. His latest book, Spring (Tate Publishing, 2020), explores the season of spring through 50 artworks from the Tate collection.
David's writing appears in numerous other books on art, including African Artists: From 1882 to Now (Phaidon 2021), Vitamin D3 (Phaidon 2021), Great Women Artists (Phaidon, 2019), Vitamin T (Phaidon, 2019), 30-Second Great Art (Ivy Press, 2018), Flying Too Close to the Sun (Phaidon, 2018), Body of Art (Phaidon, 2015) and The Twenty-First Century Art Book (Phaidon, 2014). His interviews with artists are included in Talking Art 2 (Ridinghouse, 2018). He has a PhD in Art History from the University of Bristol and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics.