David Coggins

David Coggins

David Coggins is an award-winning artist, writer, and set designer. 

His paintings, drawings, and collages have been exhibited in Paris, London, and Santiago, Chile as well as in U.S. galleries. His brush and ink painting, “Big Willow,” was displayed at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

He has designed for a number of U.S. theaters including Théâtre de la Jeune Lune, Guthrie Theater, and La Jolla Theater. His work was chosen for "From the Edge," a U.S. exhibition on performance design that toured New York, Prague, and Moscow.

Coggins is the author of two popular illustrated memoirs Blue: A St. Barts Memoir and Paris in Winter, both published by powerHouse Books (Brooklyn, NY). His eight-volume set of The Daybooks, published under the pseudonym Robert Carolina, is in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Coggins was most recently profiled in St. Louis' Alive Magazine.  Click here to read.

He lives in Minneapolis.