New Brunswick-based artist Jean Rooney makes paintings that are informed by contemporary iconography, personal expressions and demonstrate the complexity of our image rich environment. Through a praxis of play and a love of narrative, Rooney creates pieces that are known for their colour, graphic marks, and layering.
The second element of her practice is collaborating with community and process-led social engagement. She has led numerous school partnership projects to produce engaging public artworks.
Jean Rooney is an Irish born artist and arts advocate based in New Brunswick, Canada. Rooney received a BFA from The National College of Art and Design, Ireland, and Masters Degree in Multimedia from Trinity University. She is a multi-award wining artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is recipient of an Arts Board of New Brunswick Creation Grant, the Dakota Printmaking award and creation award from the Arts Council of Ireland. Her work can be found in the collections of Delta Hotels by Marriott, Opportunities New Brunswick and the permanent collection of the Province of New Brunswick.