Monica L. Bernal
Hiccup, 2016, oil on canvas, 24" x 18"
How did you get into debt?
Attending grad School at Parsons The New School -- In 2009, I took out $35,000 in loans for a two year program that was valued at +$80,000. Yet the near-to none-job prospects after a graduate fine art program has kept my loans in a constant state of accruing interest, leading to this current $67,000 I now owe.
Docking, 2016, gouache on panel, 14" x 11"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
Light Fall, 2016, oil on panel, 24" x 18"
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
My artwork would be similar if I were not in debt.
Shock-onch, 2016, ink and gouache on mylar, 42" x 60"