BA Fine Art (Distinction)
Centre for Creative Arts & Media,
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Dublin Rd, Galway, Ireland
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.
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
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
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
Fringe Festival, Galway
Various group exhibitions
Irish Consulate General, Chicago, USA
Galway City Council
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology Art Collection
Irish Water Safety- National Art Collection
Work in private collections in Ireland, the UK, Belgium and the USA
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.
GMIT Academic Achievement Award.
Irish Water Safety Art Award presented by Min. Simon Coveney for a series of artworks created for a national campaign for Irish Water Safety.
126- Artists Run Gallery
Visual Artists Ireland
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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