A graduate from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2012, Nick Rooney has spent much of his time focusing on the craft of oil painting. Primarily working with the human figure, his work has been shown locally as well as internationally 

Nick is currently pursuing an MA in Painting from the University of the Arts London, at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, England. 


After studying The Artists Handbook and idolizing painters such as Rembrandt, I began a personal exploration into hand mulling oil paint, understanding drying oils, and analyzing resins for their many different characteristics. I have a firm belief in Mayer’s idea, that in order to gain the greatest possible control over their manipulations, artists must study the materials and working methods, so that they can best bring out the characteristics of that chosen technique to express or convey their intentions. It is through my current body of work, Messengers, that I set out to combine history, symbolism and antiquity with everything I have learned about the material quality of paint.






  • Bachelor of Fine Arts , Painting . Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta. 



  • Jason Lang Scholarship - 2011

  • Jason Lang Scholarship- 2010




  • Messengers, Nov 22-23. New Edward Gallery, Calgary Alberta 




  • Ghost Stories, September 13-October 10. Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Paint Pushers, 11th Annual Group Show, September 27-29, 1838 Westmount Rd NW, Calgary Alberta. 


  • New Edward Gallery:Under Five Hundred Group Show, Dec 14- 22. New Edward Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • The Paint Exhibition, October 12-13. 239-29 Ave NE, Calgary Alberta.

  • Art Calgary 2018 , March 15-17. cSpace King Edward , Calgary Alberta. 

  • Peoples Portrait Prize, March 12-24. cSpace King Edward, Calgary Alberta .


  • Neon & Cream Pop up Show, December 1-2. St. Louis Hotel, Calgary Alberta. 

  • ​Daydreamers Group Show, October 20-21. 239-29 Ave NE, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Trinity Group Show, June 21-24. Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Connections 2017 Group Show, June 16-July 8. Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Peoples Portrait Prize, March 19-25 . cSpace King Edward, Calgary Alberta. 



  • Unicorn Dreams Group Show, October 14-15. 239-29 Ave NE, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Second Coming Group Show, June 24- 30. Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Connections 2016 Group Show, June 17-July 9. Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary Alberta. 

  • Collaborations in Paint. Group Show , June 3-July 31. Peanut Gallery , Calgary Alberta 



  • The Changing Face, Calgary Contemporary Portraiture. Group Show, September 1-30.           Essentia, Calgary, Alberta             

  • Connections 2015 Group Show. June 12-July 4, Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, Calgary Alberta 



  • Louder Than Words ACAD Grad Show, May 17-26,  ACAD, Calgary, Alberta 2011  

  • Terrible Disappointments Fourth Year Painting Show. November 6-12,   

    ACAD, Calgary, Alberta  

  • 4th International Art Fair “Antik & Kunst Stuttgart -Sirdelfingen”. January, 

    Stuttgart, Germany 



  •   Blank Canvas. October 1st, Higher Ground, Calgary, Alberta 

  •   Arte Moderna Dalla Polonia. September 18- October 8, Gallery Pliedro,    Trieste Italy 



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