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Liana Finck, Fine Art 210 788 8644 lianafinck@hotmail.com www.lianafinck.com 233 west 99th St. apt 16A New York, NY 10025 Education and Awards 11/10-11/12 Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists Two years of moral and financial support To create a graphic novel based on the Yiddish Advice column A Bintel Brief 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Finalist in fiction 1/10–1/12 Artist in Residence at Tablet Magazine, New York, NY Weekly webcomic 9/09-6/10 Fulbright Fellowship, Brussels, Belgium To work on a graphic novel about Tintin creator Georges Remi’s white nightmares 9/09-6/10 Full scholarship to Université de La Cambre, Brussels, Belgium Graphic design Illustration 9/04-12/08 Full scholarship to Cooper Union College, New York, NY Fine art Graphic design 5/07 Academy of American Poets Award 5/07 5/07 Exhibition of paintings and drawings at Cooper Union College 2/09 Senior exhibition at Cooper Union College 9/06-1/07 Full scholarship to Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, France Drawing Cartooning Publications 1/12–2/13 A Bintel Brief A collection of ten stories adapted from letters written to the Forward Newspaper’s Yiddish advice column in the early 1900’s, tied together with continuous narrative that is a conversation between the author and the Forward’s founding editor, Abraham Cahan Serialized in The Forward January-May 2012 To be published by Ecco Press, winter 2014. 2/2013 Cartoon published in The New Yorker Magazine


2013 Various illustrations published in the Huffington Post 2/12–4/12 The Modern Golem Weekly webcomic for Tablet Magazine about Rabbi Judah Loewe’s search for his Golem in modern-day New York 1/11–4/11 Tell Me Interactive graphic blog for Tablet Magazine, illustrating readers’ answers to a weekly question 3/09 The Stupid Creatures Book of Revelation (Mark Batty/Random House) Collaboration with stuffed animal maker John Murphy on a visual adaptation of the End of Days 7/10 Phèdre: a Comic Tragedy (Lulu.com) Graphic adaptation of Racine’s classic play 2/08–5/08 The Shul Detective Graphic blog for Lilith Magazine about a young woman’s meandering search for religion Exhibitions 4/13 Bintel Brief Project to be exhibited at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA 3/12-5/12 Bintel Brief project exhibited at The Museum at Eldridge St. New York, NY 1/12-2/12 Bintel Brief project exhibited at The Great Synagogue, Washington, DC Professional Experience 9/08– Rodrigo Corral Design, New York, NY Freelance book cover designer and reader Illustrations published in The New York Times and Wired Magazine 1/11– Farrar, Straus and Giroux Contract book cover designer for art director Rodrigo Corral 1/2013– New Vessel Press, an ebook publisher of books in translation In-house book cover designer Designed all the covers for NVP’s spring catalogue Covers can be seen on www.newvesselpress.com 3/2013– Words Without Borders, an online magazine of writing and comics in translation Freelance ebook cover designer 7/07–1/09 Assistant to the poet Mark Rudman, New York, NY Typing Copyediting


5/07–8/07 Internship for cartoon department of The New Yorker Magazine, New York, NY Sorting cartoon submissions Fact-checking cartoons 9/04–6/07 Internship for the Saul Steinberg Foundation, New York, NY Sorting and copyediting Steinberg’s personal letters for future publication Sorting his drawings 2/04–5/04 Internship for the writer and illustrator Maira Kalman, New York, NY Image research Copyediting Conferences and Teaching 3/13 Artist in Residence at the Annual Council of American Jewish Museums Conference At the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY Documented the conference in a series of drawings 4/14 Guest Lecturer at Mt. Holyoke University, South Hadley, MA 11/12 A Bintel Brief: a Bundle of Comics Panel discussion on Yiddish cartoons at Columbia University 6/12 American Jewish Historical Society Conference Round-table discussion at Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY 2/12–4/12 Teacher at the Museum at Eldridge St., New York, NY After-school class on autobiographical comics for New York City high school students 2/12 Guest speaker at Graphic Details Symposium at the Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY On comics inspired by Yiddish culture, and the Bintel Brief 12/11 Guest lecturer and teacher at the Limmud Conference, UK Workshops on the Bintel Brief for adults and children Panel discussion 8/11-11/11 Workshops on the Bintel Brief New York City public schools The Art on Brighton Festival, New York, NY The Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York, NY Camp Ramah, Wingdale, New York Limmud Conference, UK, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK The Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA


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