David Tremlett was born in St. Austell, Cornwall and lives and works in Bovingdon. He attended the Falmouth College of Art from 1962 to 1963, before studying sculpture at the Birmingham School of Art from 1963 to 1966 and then at the Royal College of Art in London.
In the Seventies he became known on the international scene and since the Eighties he has adopted the mural drawing made with colored pastels as his main means of artistic expression.
Tremlett’s extensive exhibition history includes solo shows at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
His works are also part of many important collections including: the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Kunsthalle in Hamburg, the Panza Collection in Varese. In 1992 he was selected for the prestigious Turner Prize. In London, he produced a monumental wall drawing in the entrance to Tate Britain in London (2012) and for the new London office in Bloomberg (2017).
In Italy we remember: the Cappella del Barolo in La Morra, Italy (1999); the Chiesetta di Coazzolo, Coazzolo, Italy (2017); Wall Surface in Bari (2019); Via Ghizzano in Peccioli, Italy (2019); Wall Drawing in Pastel for Open Space San Maurizio in Santo Stefano Belbo, Italy (2019); Palazzo Butera in Palermo (2019). Tremlett has exhibited at Noire Gallery in 2017 and 2019.