Liana Finck, Passing for Human
July 19 – August 5, 2017
Curated by Melinda Wang

Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, NY, NY 10002
Opening Reception: Wednesday, July 19, 6–8pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12–6pm, and by appointment

Press release (PDF)


Equity Gallery is pleased to announce Passing for Human, a solo exhibition by comic artist Liana Finck. The exhibition will be on view from July 19 through August 5, 2017, with a public opening reception on July 19, 6-8pm. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York City.

Finck presents 80 drawings from a series of work posted on Instagram over the last year. The complexities of life are distilled into seemingly simple ink cartoons. With precision, honesty and biting wit, she explores the highs and lows of living in New York City and how relationships -- and we ourselves -- evolve. Her work has been described as “gently savage,” “bleakly hilarious” and “transportative” and Finck’s smart authentic voice reminds us of the beauty of experiencing the broad range of emotions that make us human.

Liana Finck (b. 1986, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY) graduated from Cooper Union in 2008. Her cartoons and comics appear regularly in The New Yorker, The Awl and Catapult, and on her Instagram feed. Her first book, A Bintel Brief, was published by Ecco Press in 2014.

About Artists Equity and Equity Gallery

New York Artists Equity Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1947 by artists and art patrons with the mission to promote opportunities for artists. It operates Equity Gallery, an art space located on the Lower East Side of New York City. It simultaneously serves as a gallery for artists to exhibit and sell their work; a hub for professional workshops and innovative programming exploring critical issues of interest to artists and curators; and a gathering place for artists, curators and patrons. For more information, please visit www.nyartistsequity.org.

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Image: © Liana Finck