We had the good fortune of connecting with Liliana Gerardi and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Liliana, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The most important thing my career taught me is that I could do it. My parents were opposed to me to study art, however, I did it ,and …I had really hard times. But I never gave up. I was teaching personal clases, I was teaching in deferents institutions and doing my art, always trusting in myself and what I was doing, I survived and I am proud of that, and proud of every step that I have taken.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I don’t feel different from other people. As an artist, my routine can be different. as can my work. Most of the artists I meet here are painters, but I’m a printmaker. I work on paper, I love paper. I make artist books., one of them is in Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria Egypt. I like to alter objects with paper, for example, shoes. I graduated fromUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo and have a bachelor’s degree in art and a Major in Printmaking. I was always a freelance artist and worked and taught in my studio. I love what I do, it’s what I dreamed of as a girl. My art works are in a lot of publics and private collections around the world. I feel that I have been true to myself and that is what gives me security in what I do. I would like people to connect with my art and be able to feel pleasure observing it.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I always look for public libraries and book stores. My favorite place is Old Florida Book Shop, I love books and I like to go and see what is there. Then the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, I would have lunch at any open restaurant on Las Olas Blvd. ..And always a lot of beach.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I have to say thank you to the Broward Cultural Division, and to my husband Willy, he alway was in my side, encouraging me.

Website: www.LilianaGerardi.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilianagerardi/
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