Catherine Truman is an established artist working across the disciplines of art and science. She is co-founder and current partner of Gray Street Workshop- an internationally renowned artist-run workshop established in 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia, where she currently works and lives.
Truman’s practice is renowned for its diversity and incorporates contemporary jewellery, objects, digital image and film installation with a focus upon the parallels between artistic process and scientific method.
Qualified in the Feldenkrais Method of movement education, Truman has researched historical and contemporary anatomical collections world-wide and has participated in a number of art/science- based projects.
Between 2009 and 2013 she was artist in residence in the Autonomic Neurotransmission Laboratory, the Anatomy and Histology departments and the Ian Gibbins Microscopy Suite at Flinders University, Adelaide. Currently she is a visiting scholar at the Flinders Centre for Ophthalmology, Eye and Vision Research, School of Medicine, Flinders University,
Truman was awarded an Arts South Australia Fellowship in 2016 and was selected as the 2016 SALA (South Australian Living Artist) feature artist. She is the subject of a SALA monograph- Catherine Truman: touching distance, written by Melinda Rackham, published by Wakefield Press. A major survey exhibition Catherine Truman was held at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2016. In 2017 the Jamfactory, Adelaide held a major exhibition of Truman's work entitled no surface holds. This exhibition is touring Australia nationally over the next few years.
NB: All images that appear on this website are by Grant Hancock.