Liss Finney (b. 1992, Lutruwita/Tasmania) is a multidisciplinary Australian artist living on Awabakal Country in Newcastle, NSW. Her work spans a variety of media, predominantly working with paint and installation. A key part of Finney’s practice involves exploring different forms of expressive process to investigate human connection and experience within the modern and natural world. Her works often interchange between the still life and observational painting, to issues of environmental concern, mortality and spirituality. Her process is one of observation, introspection and investigation, revealing intimate moments and shared human experiences through objects, interactions with spaces, and often using the suggestion of presence through absence.
Finney has a background in Scientific Illustration, holding a Bachelor Degree with Distinction in Natural History Illustration from the University of Newcastle, and is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School, majoring in painting.
Finney has exhibited across NSW, most recently her work ‘Self Portrait as a Wetsuit’ won the 2021 Hawkesbury Art Prize Packers Prize. She has been a finalist in the 2021 National Emerging Art Prize, 2021 Gosford Art Prize, 2021 Little Things Art Prize and the 2020 Blake Prize.