Education

2017

BA Fine Art (Distinction)

Centre for Creative Arts & Media,

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Dublin Rd, Galway, Ireland

Solo Exhibition

2019

Connemara Chroma an exhibition of new work for the Galway Showcase at Celtic MKE Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI. USA August 2019, in association with Galway 2020 and Culture Ireland.

 Group Exhibitions

2020
 
Space Gallery, Corrandulla, Co. Galway, May/June  (Due to Covid19, exhibition will now be online)
 
Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway, September.  Invited artist for this year’s festival
 

2019

                  HARK‘ Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen

 Brittle/Fragile,  ‘Westival’, Westport’s Arts Festival, October 2019

9 Walls Exhibition, The Hyde Bridge Gallery, Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo, November 2019

Summer Exhibition at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

2018

Liberté, Éqalité, Sororité, Hambly & Hambly, Dunbar House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Sowing a Seed: Archives to Art, Open Submission Galway County Council/Creative Ireland, Tuam Library, County Galway

Canvass to Canvas; Women of the West, Galway’s Great Read 2018, in association with Galway County Libraries at Ballinasloe Library, County Galway

Eclectic XXV, Annual ​Winter Exhibition, Hambly and Hambly, Dunbar House
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

2017

M’Asal Beag Dubh, Contemporary Imaginings of a Classic Tale, Galway’s Great Read 2017, in association with Galway County Libraries, Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway.

‘13’, KAVA, Courthouse, Kinvara, Co. Galway

Graduate Degree Show, CCAM, GMIT, Galway

2014

 Fringe Festival, Galway

2011-2014

Various group exhibitions

Corporate Collections

Irish Consulate General, Chicago, USA

Galway City Council

 Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Art Collection

 Irish Water Safety- National Art Collection

Private Collections

Work in private collections in Ireland, the UK and the USA

Other Work

2016

Commissioned by Irish Water Safety to design artworks which were created into postcards and are distributed nationally throughout schools and other educational facilities to raise awareness around water safety.

Awards

2017

 GMIT Academic Achievement Award.

2016

Irish Water Safety Art Award presented by Min. Simon Coveney for a series of artworks created for a national campaign for Irish Water Safety.

Memberships

126- Artists Run Gallery

Visual Artists Ireland

Reviews

Aidan Dunne, Art Critic, Irish Times

The visual harmonies of Joan Finnegan’s paintings stem from the elegantly inter-locking forms that make up their compositions and her judicious sense of colour.  She works from specific sources (…) but rather than illustrating her sources, she uses them as points of departure to devise her own pleasing visual constructions.  

 

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