Nick Rooney (b. 1989 Canada) Obtained his MA in Painting from the University of the Arts London, at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, England.
Much of his early career was spent focusing on the craft of oil painting developing a contemporary art practice deeply rooted in art history. While his current studio work and research now look at the relationship between the reductive formalism of geometric minimalism and the complexity of classical realism. He has had the opportunity to teach workshops on historical drawing and painting techniques and the making of oil paint to a wide range of both private and students from the Chelsea College of Art in London, England. Nick Rooney has taken part in exhibitions both locally as well as internationally, most recently being selected to participate in the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition London Grads Now. He is currently based in Calgary, Canada where he teaches foundation studies at the Visual College of Art and Design.