AD 212 | Liana Finck
“What We Say Vs. What We Mean”

Liana Finck, New Yorker Cartoonist, who has been deemed by ELLE, "Instagram's favorite cartoonist," and has been featured on Adult Swim and HBO's Very Semi-Serious, as well as authored multiple graphic novels and a cartoon book (and a forthcoming novel as well), and has drawn the cover for a Justin Bieber + Ariana Grande single.

Photo by Jorge Colombo

Show Notes:
  • 00:03:34 - Artistry and childhood
  • 00:05:26 - Different modes of creating art
  • 00:10:45 - Finding one’s voice as an artist
  • 00:12:54 - Liana’s artistic evolution
  • 00:15:11 - Naive art and perfectionism
  • 00:18:12 - Finding one’s rhythm
  • 00:20:55 - Cities being a hub for a variety of people and perspectives
  • 00:26:45 - What we say vs. what we mean
  • 00:31:02 - Personality tests
  • 00:34:20 - The anxiety of being around people
  • 00:40:58 - Life changes
  • 00:47:55 - Wrap up

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Liana Finck’s Exhibition @ Blue Gallery in NYC - August 21st, 2021

Posted 8.19.2021


"I started this series as a means for exploration, an exploration of self, and an exploration of the perspectives of other artists.

This series is an unabridged documentation of conversations between artists. It’s a series dedicated to breaking down the barriers we tend to set up in our own minds. I want to inspire future creatives to have the courage to explore and experiment. This is about making dreams a reality and not about letting our dreams fall to the wayside.

My intention is to give my audience a sense of real human connection, something that feels rich and organic.

When I was thinking of a title I thought of the word “movement”.

In relation to the Renaissance period in art, my goal for this program is to signify a rebirth of consciousness towards the way we look at contemporary art."

- Yoshino