Chris Trueman graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2003, earning BFA degrees in Painting and in 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, Houston, Chicago and internationally in Milan, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, Rotterdam and Brisbane (AUS). 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. His work has been exhibited at various art fairs including: Dallas Art Fair, Pulse Miami, Pulse New York, TX Contemporary, Art Aspen, and ArtMRKT San Francisco. He is represented in Los Angeles by Edward Cella Art + Architecture, In Brisbane Australia by TWFINEART, and in Washington DC by Adah Rose Gallery. Trueman’s work has been included in the publication New American Paintings MFA Edition #87 and New American Paintings Pacific Coast Issues #103 and Pacific Coast Issue #121.