New York, b.1986

Liana Finck

Liana Finck is a cartoonist and an illustrator and has contributed to The New Yorker since 2015. Her most recent book is the graphic memoir “Passing for Human.” Her book “Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self” will be published in September.

Liana Finck studied fine art and graphic design at Cooper Union College. A former Fulbright fellow and recipient of a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Forward and Tablet, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

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Biography

Liana Finck is a cartoonist and an illustrator and has contributed to The New Yorker since 2015. Her most recent book is the graphic memoir “Passing for Human.” Her book “Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self” will be published in September.

Liana Finck studied fine art and graphic design at Cooper Union College. A former Fulbright fellow and recipient of a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists, her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Forward and Tablet, among other publications. She lives in New York City.

Artworks

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Untitled VI, 2019

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21st Century Art / American Art / Animation/Cartoon/Comic Books / Art of the 2010s / Contemporary American Art / Illustration Art / Image and Text / New York / Publication / United States / Versatile Talents / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2010

    Université de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium (2009-2010)

  • 2008

    BA, Cooper Union College, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (2006-2007)

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Word Up!, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Liana Finck: Drawings at Kelly Writers’ House on the Upenn Campus

  • Funny Ladies at the New Yorker: Cartoonists Then and Now (a group show curated by Liza Donnelly) at the Society of Illustrators

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Named a notable Jewish American Illustrator for Jewish Heritage Month

  • Nominated for a Shorty Award for Social Media

  • Nominated for a Global Social award for Social Media

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Education

  • 2010

    Université de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium (2009-2010)

  • 2008

    BA, Cooper Union College, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France (2006-2007)

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Word Up!, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Liana Finck: Drawings at Kelly Writers’ House on the Upenn Campus

  • Funny Ladies at the New Yorker: Cartoonists Then and Now (a group show curated by Liza Donnelly) at the Society of Illustrators

  • 2017

    Passing for Human: Instagram Drawings Equity Gallery, New York, NY

  • Drawings, Produce Model Gallery, Chicago

  • 2016

    A Bintel Brief, University of Venice, Italy

  • 2015

    A Bintel Brief, Spertus Institute, Chicago

  • A Bintel Brief, Jewish Museum, Milwaukee

  • 2013

    A Bintel Brief, The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

  • 2012

    A Bintel Brief, The Museum at Eldridge St., New York, NY

  • 2011

    A Bintel Brief, The Great Synagogue, Washington, DC

Grants/Awards

  • 2019

    Named a notable Jewish American Illustrator for Jewish Heritage Month

  • Nominated for a Shorty Award for Social Media

  • Nominated for a Global Social award for Social Media

  • Sarah Verdone Award: for a female writer, from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

  • Graphic novel, Passing for Human, Short-listed for Slate Studio Prize

  • Willapa Bay Residency

  • Headlands Residency

  • 2017

    Yaddo Residency

  • Felix Award: for individuals in the arts whose work deepens understanding of disability

  • 2016

    MacDowell Colony Residency

  • 2014

    New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, fiction (2014-2015)

  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Center Workspace Fellowship (2014-2015)

  • 2011

    Work space, Frederick Lewis Allen Room at the New York Public Library (2011-2014)

  • Artist in Residence, Tablet Magazine, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists (2010-2012)

  • 2009

    Fulbright Fellowship, Brussels, Belgium (2009-2010)

Lectures/Talks

  • 2019

    Panel discussion at the Arkansas Literary Festival

  • Panel discussions at the Miami Book Festival

  • Lectures at the Center for Cartoon Studies, VT, and Pratt, NY

  • Keynote Speaker at Museum of Comics and Cartoon Arts Festival, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Speaker at Miami Book Fair, Miami, FL

  • Keynote Speaker at Cartoons Crossroads Festival, Columbus, OH

  • Lecture at Southampton Writer’s conference

  • Appearance at Brooklyn Book Festival

  • Panel discussion at Society of Illustrators

  • 2017

    Panel discussion on cartooning, Pen World Voices Festival

  • Panel discussion on Yiddish literature, Jewish Book Week, London

  • 2016

    Panel discussion on Best American Comics 2016 at The Strand Bookstore, New York, NY

  • Panel discussion on Jewish women and comics, Tenement Museum, NY

  • Lectures on A Bintel Brief, literary festival, Cortina, Italy, University of Venice, Italy

  • Panel on being a female New Yorker cartoonist, Museum of the City of New York

  • Panel discussions on Very Semi Serious at The New Yorker Festival, Hot Docs festival in Toronto, Documentary Festival in Washington, DC, and the Tribeca Film Festival

  • Lecture on A Bintel Brief and comics workshop, Blue Metropolis Festival, Montreal

  • Lecture on A Bintel Brief, Kalamazoo College

  • Panel on Jewish women’s comics, Princeton University

  • 2014

    Panel on comics, Brooklyn Book Festival

  • Panel on comics, Miami Book Festival

  • UC Berkeley, UCLA, The New Center, Boston, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY, The Tenement Museum, New York, NY, Amherst Books, Amherst, MA, Labyrinth Books, Princeton, NJ, Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ, Book Soup, LA, Court Street Books, Brooklyn, NY, Temple Israel, Westport, CT, Temple Anshei Chesed, New York, NY, Temple Israel, Riverdale, NY, Temple Israel, Teaneck, NJ, Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton, PA, Newbridge on the Charles, Dedham, MA, and Temple Beth Zion Beth Israel, Philadelphia

  • 2013

    Artist in Residence, the Annual Council of American Jewish Museums Conference Museum of Jewish Heritage and Center for Jewish History, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Panel discussion, A Bintel Brief: a Bundle of Comics, Columbia University

  • Lecture on A Bintel Brief, The Comics Symposium, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Workshop on A Bintel Brief, Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY

  • Panel discussion, Graphic Details Symposium at the Yeshiva University Museum, NY

  • Panel discussion, Graphic Details Symposium at the Yeshiva University Museum, NY

  • Workshops on A Bintel Brief, Limmud Conference, UK

Publications

  • 2020

    Graphic novel, Let There Be Light: a feminist adaptation of the Torah, with female God

  • 2019

    A book of Instagram drawings, Excuse Me

  • 2018

    Graphic novel, Passing for Human

  • 2014

    A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York, Ecco Press

  • 2013

    Cartoonist, The New Yorker

Writing

  • 2019

    Wrote forward for a collection of Romance Comics by Ogden Whitney, to be published by New York Review of Books in October

  • Illustrated book review published in The New York Times

  • Valentine’s Day comic for vogue.com

  • 2018

    Illustrated book review published in The New York Times

  • 2017

    Dear Pepper, a biweekly advice column for The New Yorker’s Shouts blog

  • several Comics essays published in Topic (2017-2018)

  • Sketchbook for The Baffler

  • Full-page comic for The New Yorker

  • Gallery reviews for Garage Magazine

  • Review of Maira Kalman’s Closet at the Met for the New York Review of Books

  • ARTSY manifesto

  • 2016

    Biweekly long-form cartoon published on The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts blog

  • Instagram cartoons excerpted in Harpers Magazine

  • Passing for Human: bimonthly serial cartoon for Catapult

  • Three-times-weekly social commentary cartoon published in The Awl

  • Comic included in Best American Comics

  • Comics published in Nautilus Magazine

  • 2014

    Cartoons and comics published in The Toast (2014-2016)

  • Monthly page of comics in The Forward (2014-2016)

  • Bimonthly illustrated advice column, Excuse Me, in Lilith Magazine (2014-2015)

  • 2013

    Map included in Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper

  • 2011

    Serial comics, Tell Me and The Modern Golem, for Tablet Magazine

  • 2010

    Graphic novel, Phèdre: a Comic Tragedy (senior project for Cooper Union) – An adaptation of Racine’s tragedy, using my translation from the French

  • 2009

    Freelance book reviewer, Slate, Tablet, Lilith and The Forward

  • Coauthor, The Stupid Creatures Book of Revelation (Mark Batty/Random House) – The Book of Revelation retold using John Murphy’s stuffed toys

Teaching

  • 2012

    Comics teacher at the Museum at Eldridge St., New York, NY (Class for New York City high school students)