Kara Rooney

Kara Rooney is a Brooklyn-based artist and critic working in performance, sculpture and new media installation. Her visual work has been widely exhibited in international and domestic venues including Fridman Gallery, NY; TOTAH, NY; Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the International Women’s Museum, CA; the Jersey City Museum, NJ; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; and the Karamay Museum of Fine Arts, Xin Jiang, China. She has been an artist in residence at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program; the MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; La Quiñonera, Mexico City; and the Queens College Art Center, NY among others. She is a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grant recipient, and her critical writings have been published in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and M/E/A/N/I/N/G. Rooney earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts and is an editor emeritus for The Brooklyn Rail.

  • BA, Bates College
  • MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York