Artwork

Statement:

I am a multidisciplinary artist who creates time-based performances and videos. My work draws from experimental film, classical music, and modern dance to create performances which unite these disparate fields into  seamless emotional and conceptual artworks. 

 

Additionally, my artistic research often focuses on animal and natural imagery across unique multimedia landscapes. Whether the imagery is philosophical about “human-ness” and The Wild or metaphoric for human behavior, animals and nature are important to my artistic practice.

Collaboration is key to my process, and I have had the great fortune to create work with many exceptional artists. 

Education:

2013 | MFA in Film

The University of Colorado Boulder

2008 | Study Abroad Exchange
The Glasgow School of Art

2005 | BA in Studio Art (Video)

DePauw University

Exhibitions:
2018
• First, Do No Harm | An Immersive Dance Performance | Created video, performed as a dancer and musician | Director Tara Rynders (Denver, CO)

• Colony 933 | Immersive Dance Performance | Created video, performed | Director Kate Speer (Denver, CO)

• The Clinic "First, Do No Harm" | Immersive Dance Performance | Created videos, performed | Director Tara Rynders (Denver, CO - Upcoming 10/2018)

2017

• Southern Colorado Film Festival | Grunwald Gallery of Art | Video Installation in Group Show (Bloomington, IN)

• STATIONTOSTATION | Grunwald Gallery of Art | Video Installation in Group Show (Bloomington, IN)

• Drawn From Nature | Fuller Projects | Video and Performance Evening Work, created with Sarah Lasley (Bloomington, IN)

• The Body & Transcendence | Indiana University Media Archive | Group Film Screening (Bloomington, IN)

2016

• Bomb Art, curated by Drea Coifed | Performance (Queens, NY)

• Garden Show, curated by Macklen Mayse | 4th Street Garden | Performance (Brooklyn, NY)

• The Feral Piano | Musician and Assistant Producers | ATLAS Black Box Theater (Boulder, CO)

 

2015

• Convergent Forms: Between the Veils | Performance and Video | ATLAS Black Box Studio (Boulder, CO)

• Garden Show, curated by Macklen Mayse | Performance (Brooklyn, NY)

• apARTment 2, curated by Melissa Beck | Performance and Video (Brooklyn, NY)

• Workspace 1.1 | Performance and Video | 5 Myles Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)

• WAXworks | Performance and Video | Triskelion Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

 

2014

• Convergent Forms | Multimedia Performance | Penasco Theatre (Penasco, NM) - Production

• Geopoetics | Interactive Video and Performance | The Contemporary Art Center Cincinnati

Performance Series (Cincinnati, OH) - Production

• Event Horizons | Choreographic and Video Collaboration with the Boulder Symphony - Production

and the Metro State Orchestra (Boulder, CO)

• Monkey Town 4 | Video and Performance | Curated by Montgomery Knotts (Denver, CO)

• Beneath The Text | Video and Dance Collaboration | ATLAS Black Box Theater (Boulder, CO)

• Not Waving | Video and Dance Collaboration, Performance | Irey Theater (Boulder, CO)

 

2013

• The Split Wild. The University of Colorado's ATLAS Black Box Theater, Boulder, CO.- Solo Show

• 26th Annual Dallas Video Fest. The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX. - Film Festival

• Front Range Film Festival. Longmont, CO. - Film Festival

• Experiments in Cinema v 8.53 Film Festival. Albuquerque, NM. - Film Festival

• Person/Object. Time/Place. MFA Exhibition. The University of Colorado Art Museum. Boulder, CO.

• The King Competition. University of Colorado Visual Arts Complex. Boulder, CO.

• Everything Must Go. The Mercury Cafe. Denver, CO.

• First Person Cinema. The University of Colorado. Boulder, CO.

• Immortal Jellyfish. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Boulder, CO.

• BYOB Denver. RedLine. Denver, CO.

 

2012

• Antimatter Film Festival. Victoria, BC, Canada. - Film Fesitval

• Life After Preservation. Firehouse Films, Longmont, Colorado. - Solo Show

• Experiments in Cinema v 7.9 Film Festival. Albuquerque, NM - Film Festival.

• Invasion. The University of Colorado Black Box Theater. Boulder, CO.

• Autogenesis. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Boulder, CO.

• Cross Process Journal. Fort Collins, CO. (upcoming Fall 2012).

• MIA: Strange Loop. Curated by Alanna Simone. The Armory Center for the Arts. Pasadena, CA.

• Automatica. Mercury Cafe. Denver, CO.

• First Person Cinema: Graduate Show. University of Colorado Visual Arts Center. Boulder, CO.

• Chaos(SIO)2Trope. Black Box Theater, Boulder, CO.

• Now You Can Believe a Word We Say. Counterpath Gallery, Denver, CO.

 

2011

• Dissolve. DePauw University, Peeler Arts Center Auditorium, Greencastle, IN. - Solo Show

• Dissolve. Paper Crane Gallery, Bloomington, IN. - Solo Show

• Annual Juried Show. Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN.

• Overneath. University of Colorado Visual Arts Center. Boulder, CO.

• Time. Curated by Ben Valentine. Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN.

• National Society of Arts and Letters Emerging Artists Exhibition. Juried Show. Henry Radford

Hope School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

 

2010

• The Twenty-Something Myth. Art Hospital Gallery. Bloomington, IN.- Solo Show

• Dreaming of Forests. Videos created for the play by Doug Bedwell. Produced by the Bloomington

Playwrights Project, Bloomington, IN. - Production

• 5th Annual Juried Show. Halcyon Gallery, Terre Haute, IN.

• Monster Art Show. Juried Show. Paper Crane Gallery. Bloomington, IN.

• Findlay Area Artists Exhibition. Juried Show. The Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, OH.

 

2009

• You Can't Go Back. Halcyon Gallery, Terre Haute IN. - Solo Show

• 4th Annual Juried Show. Halcyon Gallery, Terre Haute, IN.

• Snap To Grid. Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. Los Angeles, CA.

• NEVER THINK small! Climate/gallery, NYC.

• Menagerie. Grand Opening Duo Show. Low Road Gallery, Greencastle, IN.

• DePauw Art Department Senior Show. The Galleries at Peeler. Greencastle, IN.

• DePauw Juried Student Arts Show, Greencastle, IN (accepted annually 2005 - 2008).

Artist Residencies:

2014

Penasco Wise Fool Theatre Residency (Penasco, NM)

 

2012

SANDWICH Artist Residency, Kyoto, Japan.

 

2010

The Experimental Television Center, Owego, NY.

The Collaboration Room, Bloomington, IN.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships:

 2013

•University of Colorado Graduate Professional Development Award.

•ATLAS Institute Center for Media and Performance Award.

 

2012

•University of Colorado Graduate Professional Development Award.

•United Government of Graduate Students Travel Award.

 

2010

•2nd Place, 4th Annual Juried Show. Halycon Contemporary Art Gallery, Terre Haute, IN..

 

2009

•William Meehan Memorial Award for creative use of media.

•Artwork published in DePauw University’s biannual arts journal, The Midwestern Review,

 

2005-09.

•Photography published in the DePauw University literary and arts journal The Integrare.

 

2008

•Robert and Mary Ellen Davies Scholarship.

•National Finalist, Speak New Words American Students’ Fund video competition.

 

2007

•Fritz Smith Memorial Award in drawing.

•Vera May Knauer Farber Scholarship for Art.

© Julie Rooney 2019