Monica Guerra

Fabricated Sterling Silver Necklace by Monica Guerra.  IPMI 2013 Award Winner.

“Milagros (feet)”; Archival inkjet print of found objects on body; 18 x 12 inches

Monica Guerra "Milagros". MFA Candidate at UMass Dartmouth. Art Direction by Monica Guerra. Photography by Gurvitch Images.

“Milagros (hands)”; Archival inkjet print of found objects on body; 18 x 12 inches

I learned a long time ago that if I wanted to affect change I had to speak the right language. I needed to learn to be fluent in a few forms of communication, going beyond translating words accurately from one language into another. Being an artist means I am given access to the art-viewing, gallery-attending society. It is through this social class infiltration I am able to speak about the social inequality I have witnessed and experienced throughout my life. Though I have not personally experienced every discrimination I make work about, all of the experiences have at some point, “passed through my heart,” as author Sandra Cisneros so eloquently states.

Fabricated Sterling Silver Necklace by Monica Guerra.  IPMI 2013 Award Winner.

“Milagros (back)”; Archival inkjet print of found objects on body; 12 x 18 inches