Spanning two decades, Gorman's multifaceted practice includes sculpture, installation, painting, drawing and public commissions. She is renowned for her use of colour and fluidity of line, with a sense of oscillation between two- and three-dimensionality. Gorman has always tried to create a sense of lightness and spontaneity, with a sense of the handmade. Recently, her work has become richer in colour and detail, with more complex layered elements. Gorman includes numerous references to art history and pop culture in her work, which can be as ephemeral in material as balloons and cardboard, or as permanent as welded steel.
Gorman has exhibited widely, both internationally and throughout Australia, showing at major institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, and the National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne. Her works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University Museum of Art, and in numerous prestigious private collections.