C. Finley

Photo by Elizabeth Bick

Artist and Curator of the Every Woman Biennial: C. Finley, based in New York City and Rome, is known for her elaborate paintings and intense use of color, monumental murals, multi-disciplinary collaborations, and her activism through urban art interventions, including her acclaimed Wallpapered Dumpsters.

As the creator of the 2014-2021 Every Woman Biennial she exhibited over 1200 female and non-binary artists in New York, Los Angeles and London.

The book mentioned in the interview was At Certain Points We Touch by Lauren John Joseph.

Ecstasy of Santa Theresa 111×73.5 in acrylic on canvas 2020
Mano Divina 24x20in acrylic and gouache on canvas 2021

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  1. […] C. Finley spoke to us from London in mid-July shortly before pandemic restrictions were due to be lifted. The previous Friday she closed the final day of the Every Woman Biennial in NYC and London, the first time the festival has had a trans-Atlantic presence. The event included around 279 participating artists who were women and non-binary artists. Finley reports that the entire event was a smash – the artists were very happy and the events were well attended and well received. After much debate over whether to hold the event during these extraordinary times, the organizers, including Finley, decided that artists needed something like this and that assumption was just right. To hear more about the Every Woman Biennial, including its origin as the Whitney Houston Biennial, as well as Finley’s own work, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] C. Finley spoke to us from London in mid-July shortly before pandemic restrictions were due to be lifted. The previous Friday she closed the final day of the Every Woman Biennial in NYC and London, the first time the festival has had a trans-Atlantic presence. The event included around 279 participating artists who were women and non-binary artists. Finley reports that the entire event was a smash – the artists were very happy and the events were well attended and well received. After much debate over whether to hold the event during these extraordinary times, the organizers, including Finley, decided that artists needed something like this and that assumption was just right. To hear more about the Every Woman Biennial, including its origin as the Whitney Houston Biennial, as well as Finley’s own work, listen to the complete interview. […]