How did you get into debt?
Undergraduate student loans at University of Southern California (BFA); Graduate student loans at Parsons The New School (MFA); and four different credit cards in order to survive as an artist.
How does your economic reality effect your art?
It's hard to keep an art studio and purchasing materials sometimes. Therefore, very much so. With a better economic reality, I would invest more time into projects I have always to work on.
Would your work look different if you weren't in debt?:
Yes, I would have a lot more time to make my artwork develop it faster than my current pace. The extra hours I work for money goes to my bills and credit cards. I would stress less if I didn't have such an immense amount of student debt.