Chris Trueman

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Chris Trueman’s colorful abstract paintings are created on Yupo, a synthetic paper that he mounts onto sintra (pvc). The unique interaction of the non-porous surface of Yupo and acrylic paint (both sprayed and applied with brush and squeegee) allows for the paint to be applied and removed allowing form to be created as both as positive and negative space,  an idea that that is typically achieved through digital and photographic mediums. In doing this, the painting provides an optical sense of depth in perception through gestural marks that seemingly float to the foreground while others recede.  His paintings give the impression of tactility while remaining physically dematerialized. They are an amalgamation of Gestural painting, Op art, Color-Field painting and Abstract Expressionism histories. 

BIOGRAPHY

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 AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

2013
Chris Trueman and Mira Schnedler, Curated by Carl Berg, Andreshire Gallery, LA, CA, August
"Lineage", White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, June 22nd
"Gestural Geometries" Chris Trueman and Joe LLoyd, Artmerge Lab, LA, CA, May 16 – August 30
Chris Trueman and Alison Rash, “ENERGY.ECSTASY.EDGE”, Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD, 
April 25 - June 16
"Slipstream" Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA, January

2012
"Stripes," Salazar Contemporary Art Exhibits, La Jolla, 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,” Alexander Salazar Gallery, San Diego, CA, May
“Chris Trueman,” Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, February

GROUP EXHIBITIONS / ART FAIRS:

2018
"Reunion" curated by John Wolf, Brenda Harrop Art Advisory, Los Angeles, June
"The Post-Digital Mark", TWFINEART, Brisbane, Australia, April
Art Palm Springs art fair with Edward Cella Gallery 

2017
"LA Painting: Formalism to Street Art" Curated by Andi Campognone, Bruno David Gallery, Saint Louis, September
"Simultaneous Contrast", curated by Curtis Stage, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, July
"Abstraction in the Singular", curated by Grant Vetter, Bentley Gallery, Phoenix, AZ, March
"Something Real", Edward Cella Art &Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, January

2016
"Connecting Point LA", Kunstforum Unterland Neumarkt, Italy, September
"UNDER THE SPELL - LOS ANGELES NEW INTERNATIONAL ART SCENE", Frank Taal Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands, September
"Mondrian Died For Our Sins: Some Recent Painting from New York and Los Angeles", Blam Projects, Brooklyn, New York, July
"Destination LA, Endpoint Berlin" Berlin Art Projects, Berlin, May
"See Gee You", East West Point, Curated by Jane Liu, Monterrey Park, April
"Parallels and Intersections" Overseas Chinese History Museum of China, Beijing, March
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair with Patrajdas Contemporary February

2015
Context Art Fair Miami with Adah Rose Gallery, December
Art Silicon Valley with Adah Rose Gallery, October
Houston Fine Art Fair with Patradjas Contemporary, September
ArtAspen Art Fair with Patradjas Contemporary, August
"Organic Beginnings" Soltesz Fine Art, Portland, OR, June
"Unbound" Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, May
Art Miami-New York With Adah Rose Gallery, May
"Ges-ture", curated by Carl Berg, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA, January
Art On Paper Fair, New York with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, January

2014
Art San Diego 2014 with White Box Contemporary, November
“Million Year Picnic”, Curated by Kio Griffith, Gallery Fu, in association with the Yokohama Triennial, Yokohama, Japan, October
"Driven to Abstraction" Patrajdas Contemporary, Ogden UT, October
Art Silicon Valley with Adah Rose Gallery, Silicon Valley, CA, October
"6018 Wilshire", Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, September
TX Contemporary Art Fair with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Houston, TX, September
"MAS 6", Torrence Art Museum, curated by ARTRA, Torrance, CA, August
ArtAspen Art Fair with Patrajdas Contemporary, Aspen, CO, July
“Overpainting, Connecting Point LA” Fondazione Vittorio Leonesio, Puegnago del Garda, Italy, May
ARTMRKT San Francisco art fair with Edward Cella Art + Architecture, San Francisco, CA, May
"LES ENFANT TERRIBLES" curated by Grant Vetter, Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA May
Pulse New York Art Fair with Adah Rose Gallery, New York, 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
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair with Baik Art, February
"MAS SFO", Studio 17, San Francisco, February

2013
Pulse Miami Art Fair with Adah Rose Gallery, December
Art San Diego 2103 with White Box Contemporary, November
Houston Fine Art Fair with White Box Contemporary, September
"Resident Artists", Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, CA, August
Art Aspen Fair with White Box Contemporary, August
"Nature Redefined", Curated by Susan Baik, Read Contemporary, Dallas, TX, July
Pulse New York Art Fair with Adah Rose Gallery, May
Dallas Art Fair with Adah Rose Gallery, Dallas, April
"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 
"San Diego Art Fair 2012” White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, September 
"Painting the Edge: Redux” DEN Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, September 
"Celebrity Skin," Curated by Raul Zamudio, White Box Contemporary, San Diego, CA, August
"Painting on the Edge," Autonomie Projects, Los Angeles, CA, July
"Summer of Abstraction," 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,” 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

LECTURES / ARTIST TALKS:

2017
Abstraction in the Singular Artists Talk, Arizona State University, March 16th, 8-10pm.
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