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Education

Master of Critical Studies in Education, 2017- current, University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada.
Master Class 2018 Design Course with Canadian Architect Frank Gehry.
Catapult Arts Accelerator 2017, ARTSLINK Business Training For Artists, New Brunswick, Canada.
Master of Multimedia Systems, 2000, Trinity College Dublin University, Ireland.
Bachelor of Fine Art, 1999, National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland.

Public Artwork

2018 - Moose Blues, Geary Community School, NB, Canada.
2017 - Seaside Sightseeing, Interactive Ceramic Mural, Public Art, GNB, St. John West, NB, Canada.
2016 - Homegrown, Burke Law Group, corporate commission, large scale painting, Fredericton, Canada.
2016 - Magic Forest, Opportunities New Brunswick, custom lobby painting, Fredericton, Canada.
2012 - Night Lights, Delta Hotel Marriott Groups, lobby painting for Delta Hotel, Fredericton, Canada.
2010 - River Pathways, Sunbury Oromocto Provincial Park, Reception painting, NB, Canada.
2001 - Public Prayer Garden, Design, Saint Mathews Parish, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, Ireland.
2000 - Histories in the Land, Cartography Artwork, Glenmalure Lodge Hotel, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Solo Exhibitions

2015 - Spring Fever, Yellow Box Gallery, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2013 - Heyday, University of New Brunswick Arts Centre, Memorial Hall, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2012 - FunCrush, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2011 -  FANtastic, Mural Installation, Aiken Center, University of New Brunswick, NB, Canada.
2010 - Cabin Fever, Charlotte Glencross Gallery, Charlotte Street Arts Centre, NB, Canada.
2010 - High Tea, Ingrid Mueller Arts + Concepts Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2009 - Suspension, French Lake Print Studios, French Lake, NB, Canada.
2006 - Interfaces, Virtual Ephemeral Exhibit, project funded by Arts Council of Ireland.
2002 - King Size, Warehouse Artist Studios, Magennis Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
2000 - Choking on Words, Context Gallery, Derry City, Northern Ireland.

Selected Group Shows

2018 - Draw, George Fry Gallery, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, Canada.
2017 - Pride of Place, City of St. John Arts Centre, Peel Plaza, St. John, Canada.
2016 - Demo, An Exhibition of Drawing Faculty, George Fry Gallery, NBCCD, Fredericton, Canada.
2015 - Treasures, NBCCD Gallery, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, Canada.
2014 - Small Works, Big Wonders, Select Group Show, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts Gallery, NB, Canada.
2013 - Guess Who? Sunbury Shores Art Centre, St. Andrews, NB, Canada.
2013 - Works on Paper, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Regent St, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2013 - What Art Can Be – Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts, Regent St, Fredericton, NB, Canada.
2013 - CONFLUENCE, Faculty Show, The George Fry Gallery, NBCCD, Fredericton, Canada.
2012 - Hot Pop Soup: Neo-Pop Trends In Contemporary New Brunswick Art, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB, Canada.
2012 - Reaching for the Sky, Select Group Show, Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts Gallery, NB, Canada.
2012 - This is Paradise, Select Group Show, Ingrid Mueller Arts + Concepts Gallery, NB, Canada.
2011 - Kids on the Block, Group Show, Ingrid Mueller Arts and Concepts Gallery, NB, Canada.
2006 - BOX'ID, Black Church Printmakers Group Show, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland.
2004 - Impressions 10/2004, National Open Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Co. Galway, Ireland.
2001 - Navan Festival Exhibition, Silkscreen prints, Navan Festival Arena, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland.
1999 - Multimedia Show X 7, Douglas Hyde Gallery of Contemporary Art, Trinity, Dublin, Ireland.
1998 - Impressions, National Open Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Co. Galway, Ireland.
1998 - NCAD Graduate Show '98, NCAD Showcase, Royal Hibernian Academy of Art (RHA), Dublin.
1997 - Catalyst, NCAD Student Show, Screen Prints, The Crypt, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland.
1996 - Impressions ‘96, Print, National Open Print Exhibition, Galway Arts Centre, Co. Galway, Ireland.

Grants and Awards

2018 - Government of New Brunswick Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2017 - Juried Community Art Grant with Artist Who Care, New Brunswick, Canada.
2016 - Recipient of Fredericton Arts Alliance, Artist in Residence in Schools program, Canada.
2016 - Recipient of Fredericton Arts Alliance juried award, Artist in Residence 2016, Canada.
2015 - Recipient of Arts-Smarts Artist in Residence Award, Department of Education, NB, Canada.
2015 - Recipient of Fredericton Arts Alliance juried award, Artist in Residence 2015, Canada.
2014 - Government of New Brunswick, Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2013 - New Brunswick Arts Board (ARTSNB) Category 'B', juried creation/production grant.
2013 - Recipient of Arts-Smarts Artist in Residence Award, Department of Education, NB, Canada.
2013 - Government of New Brunswick, Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2012 - Government of New Brunswick, Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2011 - Government of New Brunswick, Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2010 - Government of New Brunswick, Artist in Residence Grant, Department of Culture & Tourism.
2001 - Arts Council of Ireland Visual Art Production Award for Emerging Artist.
2000 - Arts Council of Northern Ireland Exhibition, Context Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland.
1999 - Recipient of the Rondomondo/Eircom Ireland Multimedia Award for excellence and innovation in multimedia.
Adjudicated by committee from the University of Amsterdam, London University, MIT Boston, and Trinity University, Dublin.
1998 - Recipient of the Dakota Printmaking Award, NCAD Graduate Printmaking award, Ireland.
1998 - Commendation in Degree examinations from National College of Art and Design, Ireland.

Collections

Department of Education, GNB, Saint John, Canada, Seaside Sightseeing, 2018.
Provincial Collection of New Brunswick Arts Bank, Fredericton, Canada, Moose Blues, 2014.
Ingrid Mueller Art + Concepts Gallery, Fredericton, NB, Canada, Me Brother, 2014.
Delta Hotel Groups by Marriott Group, Fredericton, Canada, NightLights, 2013.
University of New Brunswick Arts Center, Fredericton, Canada, Let's Go Outside, 2013.
University of New Brunswick Permanent Art Collection, Fredericton, Canada, Doing Me Washin', 2012.
Sunbury Oromocto Park, Oromocto, Canada, River Pathways Painting, 2011.

Artist Talks

Rooney, J. (2018, May). Quality in Community Art. Invited speaker for Art and Social Engagement with NBCCD, at Charlotte Street Arts Centre, NB, Canada.

Rooney, J. (2017, June). New Brunswick Studio Conversations. Invited speaker by Stephanie Buhmann, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, NB, Canada.

Rooney, J. (2016, November). A Spectacular Failure. Invited guest speaker, Public Lecture Series, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Canada.

Rooney, J. (2013, September). Making Something Out of Nothing. HeyDey exhibition. Invited artist, UNB Arts Centre, Fredericton, NB, Canada.

Rooney, J. (2012, April). Stirring the Pot. Artist panel talk on Neo-Pop Trends In Contemporary New Brunswick Art, The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Canada.

Rooney, J. (2011, October). Artistic Drive. Invited workshop speaker at Creative Essentials Conference, Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA) and New Brunswick Visual Arts Educators Association (NBVAEA) National/Provincial Conference in NB, Canada.

Cultural Sector Experience

Member of The Arts & Culture Advisory Committee for City of Fredericton, NB, Canada (2011-present).
Member of ARTSLINK NB.
Memeber of VAI, Visual Artists Ireland.
Member of CARFAC Maritimes.
Select Juror For Government of NB for Arts Bank Permanent Collection of Province, Canada (2015).
Member of the Board of Directors for Fredericton Arts Alliance, NB, Canada (2009-2013).
President of Fredericton Arts Alliance, Fredericton, NB, Canada (2010-2012).
Vice President of Fredericton Arts Alliance, Fredericton, NB, Canada (2009-2010).

Work in the Media

Yahoo World News. Interactive Mural.
CBC News New Brunswick.
Telegraph Journal. Artmaking, Identitiy and Home.
The Tribune. Sculpture Garden.
Daily Gleaner. Delta Commercial Commission.
Telegraph Journal, The Salon Q & A with Jean Rooney.
The East Magazine. Voted Best Art of 2016.

 

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