Mario Sughi, aka nerosunero, is an Italian artist illustrator living and working in Dublin.  At the end of the 70's he worked as a cartoonist in Italian satirical magazines. He moved to Dublin in the late 80's where he studied Medieval History and was awarded a PhD by Trinity College Dublin in 1995. 

His work has been published and presented in international exhibition catalogues worldwide.


LÜrzer's Archive included Mario Sughi in their compilation of the 200 best illustrators worldwide in 2009.


Mario has received a number of awards and his works have been included in the Annuals of Italian Illustrators (2010, 201, 2012), American Illustrators (2010), 3x3 Illustration (2010), and Aesthetica Magazine (2010).


In 2011 he was selected by the Venice Biennale for the Italian Pavilion in the World.





A new sense of emptiness, Greenroom Art, Manchester, 8 Sept - 23 Oct. curated by Blank Media Collective.



Quiet, almost pleasant afternoons, Íontas, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, Ireland, 7 Feb. - 4 March 

Quiet, almost pleasant afternoons, Fish Bowl Gallery, Exchange Dublin, Temple Bar, Dublin, 21-27 March 

Couple, The Complex, Smithfield, Dublin, 23-30 June 



Portraits and Recent works, Galerie Rubens, Brussels, 1-15 April 

Exteriors and Interiors, Realist Contemporary Prints, Greyfriars Municipal Gallery, Waterford, 5-28 April