Though she does have health insurance, the cost of the lens implant was not covered, costing her $2,700 per eye.
It is very likely she will need her second lens replaced within the next one to three months.
These expenses have put her in financial distress.
Jana Leo is a mixed-media and performance artist whose work has been shown at the Reina Sofia, Madrid; MoMA, New York; the 2001 Venice Biennale; ICP, New York, among others.
Leo has shown numerous times at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS , including her seminal installation, “Rape New York,” which remains one of the exhibitions we are most proud of. Her work is unapologetically non-commercial.
Please consider helping this artist in need with a small donation. Artworks are also available for sale from INVISIBLE-EXPORTS at a special price. Do not hesitate to inquire.