Bio pic of Olivia Li ('21)

Olivia Li

Assistant to the Chair

Cartoonist & Organizer

Olivia Li is a cartoonist, designer, organizer, and multidisciplinary artist living in Queens, NY. In August 2021, she obtained her MFA in Visual Narrative at SVA. She is particularly interested in telling coming-of-age and self-discovery stories of queer, non-white protagonists, usually with a pinch of magic. Outside of her personal art practice, her passion is working to benefit artist (and particularly comic creator) communities at large: She’s currently a core staff member of MICE (the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo), and she cofounded the monthly NYC Cartoonist Meetup in spring of 2023. Olivia is currently working on her debut graphic novel. Her mental health is largely maintained by the sight of other people’s pets over video calls.

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    Teen Spirit (p1)

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    The Surface Breaks

    Digital Short Story project, 2020. Best viewed in a desktop browser.

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    You, and the Island

    A small piece on Tove Jansson, and my thoughts on a personal mythology. (2019)

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    Making Jiaozi!

    An instructional zine on how to make dumplings the Li family way. (2019)

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    The Garden

    A 32.5-foot mural that became a much smaller accordion zine. (2019)