Julia Rooney (b. 1989, New York, NY) is a visual artist and arts educator. Though rooted in painting, her practice often bridges other disciplines, including writing and collaborative, community-based projects. She holds an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Yale School of Art and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College. She has exhibited her work with Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Diane Rosenstein Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Zeit Contemporary Art (New York, NY) and The Painting Center (New York, NY), amidst others. In 2019, she was an artist-in-residence through LMCC’s SU-CASA program, and previously has had teaching fellowships/partnerships through the Yale Prison Education Initiative, Yale University Art Gallery, More Art/Engaging Artists, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, and The First-Year Arts Program at Harvard College.
She is also trained as a Legacy Specialist through the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program, and in 2018 participated in a panel discussion organized with Voices of Contemporary Art focusing on the creative intersections between the CALL program and her own studio work. Rooney has done residencies at DNA (Provincetown, MA), The Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Vytlacil (Sparkill, NY) and Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (Saratoga, WY). In 2021/22, she will do residencies at MASS MoCA (North Adams, MA) and The Joan Mitchell Center (New Orleans, LA).