Chris Trueman Bio/CV

Chris Trueman graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003, earning dual BFA degrees in Painting and Digital Media. He relocated to southern California to attend Claremont Graduate University, earning a MFA in 2010. Trueman currently teaches painting at Fullerton College and Santa Ana College and has previously taught at Chapman University. He has guest lectured at Chapman University, Pomona College and Santa Ana College and was a Northrup Grumman Visiting Artist/Scholar at the Museum of Art and History Lancaster.

While at CGU he was the recipient of numerous awards including the Ann Peppers Foundation Fellowship, a Claremont Graduate University Merit Fellowship and a faculty recommended Dedalus Foundation Fellowship Nomination. Trueman’s work was included in the publication New American Paintings MFA Edition #87 and the New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issue #103.

Trueman has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and internationally in Milan, Italy. Recently the Lancaster Museum of Art and History presented a solo exhibition of his paintings entitled "Slipstream." His work was also included in the group exhibitions, “To Live and Paint in LA” and "The Subterraneans" at the Torrance Art Museum.  Trueman's work has been extensive shown at various art fairs around the country including: Dallas Art Fair, Pulse New York, Art Aspen, Houston Fine Art Fair, Pulse Miami and Art San Diego. 

EDUCATION

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

SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 

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

2013
Chris Trueman and Mira Schnedler, curated by Carl Berg, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, August
“Lineage”, solo exhibition at White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, June
"Gestural Geometries," Chris Trueman and Joe LLoyd, Artmerge Lab, Los Angeles, CA, May
“Energy.Ecstacy.Edge”,Chris Trueman and Alison Rash, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD, April-June
"Slipstream", Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, January


2012
"Stripes," White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, May

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

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
"Organic Beginnings", Soltesz Fine Art, Portland, OR, June
“Unbound”, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Culver City, CA, May
"Ges-ture", curated by Carl Berg, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA, February 

2014
“Million Year Picnic”, Curated by Kio Griffith, Gallery Fu, in association with the Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan, October
“Driven to Abstraction”, Whitespace Contemporary, Ogden, UT, October
“6018 Wilshire”, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, September
“MAS 6” Torrance Art Museum curated by ARTRA Curatorial, Torrance, CA, August

American Paintings, Galerie Du Haut Pave, Paris, France, July
“Overpainting - Connecting Point LA” Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio, Puegnago del Garda, Italy, May

"Les Engant Terribles" curated by Grant Vetter, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA ,May
"Connecting Point LA" curated by Carl Berg, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA, April

“Behold” Ed Bopp, David Michael Lee, Jon Measures, Chris Trueman, Brett Rubbico Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, March
“OC Academy”, Irvine Fine Art Center, Irvine, CA, March
“2040, 100 Years of Certitude”, Jaus Gallery, Los Angeles, February
MAS SFO, Studio 17, San Francisco, February


2013
"Resident Artists", Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA, August
"Resident Artists", Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA, August
“Nature Redefined” curated by Susan Baik, Read Contemporary, Dallas, TX, July
"IMPRESSION" curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, March
"Looking Back at Tomorrow", Royale Projects, Palm Springs, CA, February 
"MAS Attack" LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA, January
"Forms of Abstraction" curated by Carl Berg, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA, January

2012
"The Subterraneans” Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA, September 
"CO/LAB II, at Art Platform Art Fair, With Durden & Ray, Los Angeles, CA, September 
"Painting the Edge: Redux” curated by Grant Vetter, DEN Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, September 
"Celebrity Skin," curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, August
"Painting on the Edge," curated by Grant Vetter, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA, July
"Summer of Abstraction," curated by David Michael Lee Coastline College Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA, July
"Happening" LACE Annual Benefit Auction, Selected by David Pagel, Los Angeles, CA, May
“The Gang's All Here,” curated by Max Presneil , Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT, February
“Space/Adversity/Motion,” DEN Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, January
“To Live and Paint in LA,” Torrence Art Museum, Torrence, CA, January

2011
“Cosa Nostra,” Gallery Rheeway, Los Angeles, CA, October
“Speculative Materialism II: Abstract Art and Its Conditions,” curated by Grant Vetter, AC Projects, Pomona, CA, September
“Super-salon,” curated by Steve Hampton, Flagstop, Torrance, CA, September
“Re:Present,” curated by Durden and Ray Projects, Los Angeles, CA, July
“Entering Abstraction,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, July
"LACE Annual Benefit Auction", Selected by Liat Yossifor, Los Angeles, CA, May
“Speculative Materialism: Abstract Art and Its Conditions,” curated by Grant Vetter, D-Block, Long Beach, CA, April
“About Paint,” Carl Berg Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January

2010
“Eight from CGU, 2010 MFA Grads,” Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, July
“Merging,” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, May
“Socializing Through the Internet,” Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, Italy, May
“Unfolding,” Downtown Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, April
“Inaugural Exhibition,” Alexander Salazar Fine Arts, San Diego, CA, March
“American Paintings,” Wannabee Gallery, Milan, Italy, February
“Crashing Culver,” Independent Space, Culver City, CA, January

2009
“Twenty Eight,” East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, September 2009
“Surface Strata,” Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, September
“Artists and Authors,” New Children’s Museum, San Diego, CA, May
“Love Nest,” Wannabee Gallery, Milan, Italy, March

ART FAIRS

Pulse Miami Art Fair:  2013 with Adah Rose Gallery
Pulse New York:  2014, 2013 with Adah Rose Gallery
ARTMRKT San Francisco Art Fair: 2014 with Edward Cella Art + Architecture

Art San Diego:  2014, 2013, 2012 with White Box Contemporary
ArtAspen:  2014, 2013 with White Box Contemporary (2013), with Patrajdas Contemporary (2014)
Art Silicon Valley: 2014 with Adah Rose Gallery
Dallas Art Fair: 2013 with Adah Rose Gallery
Houston Fine Art Fair:  2013 with White Box Contemporary

TX Contemporary: 2014 with Edward Cella Art + Architecture
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair: 2014 with Baik Art

Art on Paper Fair New York: 2015 with Edward Cella Art + Architecture

LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS

2013
Artist-to-artist Interview with Rebecca Campbell at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History

2011
Visiting artists lecture, Santa Ana College
Visiting artists lecture, Fullerton College 

2010
Visiting artists lecture, Pomona College

AWARDS

2010: Claremont Graduate University Merit Fellowship Recipient
2009-2010: Ann Peppers Foundation Fellowship Recipient
2009: Claremont Graduate Student Council Travel Grant Recipient

1999-2003: San Francisco Art Institute Presidential Merit Scholarship

PRESS

Fresh Faces, 8 LA Artists you should know, Fabrik Magazine by ARTRA Curatorial
Review: “Beneath the Skin” at Edward Cella Art + Architecture, May 8th, 2014 – Art Ltd by James Scarborough
"Chris Trueman's Electric Canvases Will Leave Your Mind Spinning", Huffington Post Interview, March 23, 2014 by Priscilla Frank
"Harmonious Tension: Chris Trueman and Mark Harrington at Edward Cella Art + Architecture", March 14, 2014, Artsy Editorial 
“Distant Rumbling: A review of Chris Trueman’s Paintings”, July 15, Phillip Chan
“ENERGY. ECSTASY. EDGE” Washington Post Review, May 17, Mark Jenkins
"Artist Chris Trueman Explores Rough Edges and Slippery Color Fields At Lancaster Museum Of Art," January 31, 2013, Huffington Post

New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issue #103, Dec. 2012
New American Paintings MFA, Issue #87, April 2010
Cheng, DeWitt. "Spatio-Temporal Flux," East Bay Express, October 7-13, 2009: Volume 31, Issue 52
Ringer, Isabelle. "Tsunami of Mixed Media at Joyce Gordon Gallery," Piedmont Post, April 30, 2008
Cheng, DeWitt. "Cosmic Encyclopedias of Human History," East Bay Express, May 28, 2008: Volume 30, Issue 34,