PO Box 342
Grass Valley CA 95945
530 264 6327
Douglass Truth is a painter, writer, and performer.
Born in 1953 in Indianapolis, Indiana, into a family famous for its mechanics, bricklayers, and
lawyers, Douglass Truth was cursed from the beginning with a heightened sensibility combined
with very poor taste. Attempts at remedial education throughout the years have met with
uncertain results, leaving him with a reputation as mixed as his media.
He has worked as a civil engineering designer and surveyor during the pipeline years in Alaska,
a chef, building dismantler, English teacher, and as a software salesman in Taiwan. He owned
and operated a graphic design and silk-screen company, Flying Turtle Graphics, supplying his
own unique designs on T-shirts, coffee mugs, and posters.
Truth began painting in 1996, and is represented by galleries in California, Arizona, Indiana,
New York, and Connecticut.
After a serious illness in 1998 Truth closed his business in order to devote himself entirely to
painting and writing. "After such a confrontation, or voyage, or whatever it was," he said, "you
find out what is really important to you. I found that out, and am fortunate enough now to be able
to do it."
Truth has done performance work with The Black Valley in Grass Valley. He was a founding
member and president of the board (2002-2006) of the Storefront Artist Project in Pittsfield, MA.
He wrote and published two books, I Am A Dog and Revolution of Flowers.
Truth lives in Nevada City, CA, and is working on more books and his performance piece, Death
As A Salesman.