CRAIG MOONEY

American artist Craig Mooney’s paintings capture moments of heightened drama and emotion in an expansive and expressive style. Though a representational painter, the artist incorporates a myriad of abstract qualities throughout his paintings. In his figurative work, Craig romanticizes his subjects and presents them in an atmospheric lens that is best described as dreamlike. His paintings appear to be capturing a moment suspended in time. While his work feels familiar, it is not specific. Rather it is, on a very basic level, symbolism of what could have been, has been or will be...
 
Born in New York City in 1969 and raised in the heart of midtown Manhattan, Craig's roots in art go back to his youth. His father, an amateur artist, taught him how to create oil paintings from discarded art supplies found on city streets. To Craig, the city was an endless source of inspiration at an early age. Though the artist would later take classes in art both in high school and college, he regards this early exposure as the truest form of training he had ever received. After a brief career in the film industry, the artist moved out of New York in the mid-90s to rural Vermont. The open and bucolic settings of the countryside allowed Mooney new sources of inspiration. Today, Craig devotes himself full time to his art at his studio in Vermont.
 

Selected solo and group exhibitions
(since 2014 with Carina Haslam Gallery)

 

2016   Affordable Art Fair (AAF), London: Battersea/Hampstead

    AAF New York 

2015   Affordable Art Fair (AAF), London: Battersea/Hampstead

    AAF New York 
    Chelsea Art Fair
    AAF Bristol
    Cambridge City Art Fair

2014   AAF New York City, London, Bristol - with Carina Haslam Art

    New Chelsea Art Fair, with CHA                                    
    20/21 International Art Fair Royal College of Art, with CHA
    Carina Haslam Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK
    Cambridge Art Fair

2013   AAF London, Hampstead, with Carina Haslam Art, UK

    Saatchi Gallery, London, with CHA
    Carina Haslam Gallery, Buckinghamshire, UK
    Cambridge Art Fair, with CHA, UK 

2012   'Snow’, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT

    AAF, Milan, Italy Enid Lawson Gallery, London, UK
    'Brucennial', Bruce High Quality Foundation, curated by Vito Schnabel, New York, NY
    'Northern Light', Gallery One, Nashville, TN
    'Choice', Maine Art Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
    New Artist, The Field Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA
    'Featured Artist', Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC
    Solo Show, Art Collector Maine at Cedardoor Villa, Rockport ME

2011   ‘Homestead’, Jules Place, Boston, MA

    AAF, Milan, Italy, Enid Lawson Gallery, London, UK
    ‘Fine Living Festival’, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME 
    ‘Mooney/Isaacs’ new work, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME

2010   Harpeth River Foundation Invitational, Gallery One, Nashville , TN

    'Brucenniel', Bruce High Quality Foundation, curated by Vito Schnabel, New York, NY
    Fine Living Festival, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME
    ‘Fresh Air’, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
    ‘Erie Canal Reimagined’, Italian Cutural Institute, New York, NY

2009   ‘New Works’, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

    ‘Human Landscape’, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
    ‘Excite’, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
    ‘New Paintings’, Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
    ‘Time and Place’, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME
    ‘Reflections on Season’, Green Mountain Fine Art, Stowe, VT
    ‘New Landscapes’, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2008   Palm Beach 3, (DFN) Palm Beach, FL

    Featured Artist, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    ‘To the Beach’, Maine Art, Kennebunkport, ME
    ‘Escape’, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
    ‘Pastoral’, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

2007   ‘New York At Night’, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

    ‘Bountiful Impressions’, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
    ‘Remembrance’, Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
    ‘Sacred Places’, Green Mountain Fine Art, Stowe, VT
    ‘One World’, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
    ‘20 Years of Art’, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

2006   West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT

    Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
    DFN Gallery, New York, NY
    Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
    Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
    Green Mountain Fine Art, Stowe, VT
    Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2005   West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT

    Jules Place Gallery, Boston, Ma
    Green Mountain Fine Art, Stowe, VT
    The Great Pine Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME
    Sep Art Hop Expo, Burlington, VT
    Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2004   ‘Pastoral Reflections’, Green Mountain Fine Art, Stowe, VT

    Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    ‘Passionate Visions’, Jules Place Gallery, Boston, MA
    ‘The Young Americans’, Gallery North Star, Grafton, VT
    West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT
    International Art Expo (DFN Gallery), New York, NY

2003   ‘For Art's Sake’, Helen Day Art Center, winner Artists' Choice'Award, Stowe, VT

2002   Vermont Arts Festival, Stratton, VT

    ‘For Art's Sake’, the Helen Day Arts Center, winner Artists' Choice Award, winner of Holbein Preferred        Artist Award, Stowe, VT
    '10 Artists’, Curtis Swenson Studios, Stowe, VT

2001   ‘Translations: The Art of Craig Mooney’, Solo Exhibit sponsored by Burlington City Arts and the   
           Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts, Burlington, VT

    ‘Recent Works’, Street Exhibits, Burlington City Arts and the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts,              Burlington, VT

 

Awards

2003 Aug Artists’ ChoiceAward, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
2002 Aug Artists’ ChoiceAward, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT
1998 May Fellowship Award/Vermont Studio Center Grant, Visual Artists Residency
Sessions 5B-6A, & B, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

Bibliography

2012 Luxe Magazine/Orange County CA, cover 
2012 The Tennessean, May 17 art review
2009 The Art of Lake Champlain: Inspiring Landscape (book) 
2009 American Art Collector, July, ‘Eye of the beholder’
2008 Burlington Free Press
2008 Stowe Guide Winter/Spring 
2007 Seven Days News
2007 Shelburne News
2006 Ric Kadour, New England Art Review

 

Collections

The New York Hospital, New York, NY
Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
The Browning School, New York, NY

 

Commissions

Connecticut Burn Center/Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport CT
Tufts University Dental School, Boston, MA
Conde Nast Publications: Conde Nast Traveler, New York, NY
The New York Hospital, New York, NY
Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
The Browning School, New York, NY
Merchant Ivory Films, New York, NY/London, UK: “Ballad of the Sad Café/Surviving Picasso”