Joan Sugrue is a visual artist based in Galway, Ireland. Painting forms the basis of her practice. She has exhibited both nationally (Tulca, Eigse, and the Highlanes as part of the Marmite Prize V 2016) and internationally (Siemens Art Space Beijing, China, Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales and The Pumphouse Gallery and Block 336, London). Her paintings generally follow specific lines of enquiry which are often linked to real persons or places. A large part of her visual practice investigates ideas surrounding post colonialism.