PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST IN QUARANTINE
COVID-19 pandemic caused economic shutdowns across the US, over 40 million Americans have filed jobless claims. Although shutdowns are necessary to fight the spread of the virus, they are having widespread consequences for people living paycheck to paycheck. The art community is not exempt from these hardships. Artists, many of whom are freelancers or hourly workers without full-time employment with benefits, have been impacted by the closure of shows, galleries, and museums, as minimal to no financial support or compensation are provided. One of our artists spoke to us about how the coronavirus pandemic and economic shutdown have affected her work.