Fine artist, art editor, critic

BA, Bates College; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Kara Rooney (b. 1979) is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer and critic working in performance, sculpture and new media installation. Her work has been widely exhibited in international and domestic venues including Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; Brian Morris 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; and the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey. She has been an artist in residence at La Quiñonera, Mexico City, MEX; the Queens College Art Center, NY; David Wolfe Editions, Portland, ME; and the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, MO. Most recently, she was selected as a Santo Foundation Individual Artist Grant recipient (2014) and fellow for the 2015-16 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. 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 a Managing Art Editor for The Brooklyn Rail.

Visual & Critical Studies