Chris Trueman is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist who has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Portland, as well as internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, and Brisbane (Australia). The Lancaster Museum of Art and History presented a solo exhibition of his paintings, titled "Slipstream." His work was also included in the group exhibitions “To Live and Paint in LA” and "The Subterraneans" at the Torrance Art Museum. His work has been featured at numerous art fairs including: Dallas Art Fair, Pulse New York, Art Aspen, TX Contemporary, Pulse Miami and ArtMRKT San Francisco. He is represented in Los Angeles by Edward Cella Art + Architecture, in Washington DC by Adah Rose Gallery and TW Fine Art in Brisbane, Australia. Trueman’s work has been included in the publication New American Paintings MFA Edition #87 (2010) and the New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issues #103 (2012) and #121 (2015).


2010 Claremont Graduate University, Master of Fine Arts
2003 San Francisco Art Institute, Dual Bachelor of Fine Art Degrees in Painting and Digital Media

select exhibitions

2018 "The Color of the Universe Changes Over Time", Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD

2017 "Entangled" Dual solo show at TW Fine Art, Brisbane, Australia and Visual Artists Group, Los Angeles, CA

2016 LAX-->BNE Solo exhibition, TW Fine Art, Brisbane Australia
David Hicks and Chris Trueman, "New Works" Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2015 "Inversions: Image vs The Real", at Four Six One Nine, curated by John Wolf, Los Angeles, CA
"Closing the Gap", Soltesz Fine Art, Portland, OR

2014 "ALCHEMY", TW Fine Art, Fortitude Valley, Australia
"Beneath the Skin", Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Chris Trueman and Mira Schnedler, Curated by Carl Berg, Andreshire Gallery, LA, CA
"Lineage", White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA
"Gestural Geometries" Chris Trueman and Joe LLoyd, Artmerge Lab, LA
Chris Trueman and Alison Rash, “ENERGY.ECSTASY.EDGE”, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD
"Slipstream" Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA

2012 "Stripes," Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla, CA

2011 “Augmentation,” White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA
“The Suspended Literal,” Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2010 “Abstract Evolution,” White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA
“Justin Bower and Chris Trueman,” Alexander Salazar Gallery, San Diego, CA
“Chris Trueman,” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

2017 Abstraction in the Singular Artists Talk, Arizona State University, March 16th, 8-10pm.
2017 Abstraction in the Singular Artists Talk, Bentley Gallery, March 17th, 6-8pm.
2013 Artist-to-artist Interview with Rebecca Campbell at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History 

lectures + artist talks

2018 Washington Post Review by Mark Jenkins
2016 The Multicolored Complexity of Chris Trueman and David Hicks, by Andrew Wagner
2016 Monthly Art Column, Pasadena Independent by Jeffrey Davis
2016 Critics Picks, Art Ltd Magazine, January/February issue by Shana Nys Dambrot
2015 New American Paintings, Issue #121
2014 Fresh Faces, 8 LA Artists you should know, Fabrik Magazine by ARTRA Curatorial
2014 Beneath the Skin, Art Ltd Review by James Scarborough
2014 Chris Trueman's Electric Canvases Will Leave Your Mind Spinning, Huffington Post Interview by Priscilla Frank
2014 Harmonious Tension: Chris Trueman and Mark Harrington at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Artsy Editorial
2013 Distant Rumbling: A review of Chris Trueman’s Paintings, Phillip Chan
2013 ENERGY. ECSTASY. EDGE Washington Post Review by Mark Jenkins
2013 Artist Chris Trueman Explores Rough Edges And Slippery Color Fields At Lancaster Museum Of Art, Huffington Post
2012 New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issue #103
2010 New American Paintings MFA, Issue #87
2009 Spatio-Temporal Flux, East Bay Express: Volume 31, Issue 52 by DeWitt Cheng
2008 Tsunami of Mixed Media at Joyce Gordon Gallery, Piedmont Post by Isabelle Ringer
2008 Cosmic Encyclopedias of Human History, East Bay Express: Volume 30, Issue 34 by DeWitt Cheng