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 at Chaffey College and has previously taught at Chapman University, Fullerton College and Santa Ana College. 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.
Trueman has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, La Jolla, Seattle, Portland and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing and Brisbane (AUS). 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. His work has been exhibited at numerous art fairs including: Dallas Art Fair, Pulse New York, Art Aspen, TX Contemporary, Pulse Miami and ArtMRKT San Francisco. He is represented by numerous galleries across the US and abroad (see contact for gallery info). 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).