Jess X Snow
JESS X SNOW is a queer Asian-American artist, filmmaker and poet. After the Cultural Revolution, her parents immigrated from rural Nanchang, China to Canada. Her work exposes narratives of time travel, diaspora, intimacy and collective protest by connecting the queer & colored body with the body of the Earth. She is a member of the Justseeds Artists Co-operative and a teaching artist who has worked with previously incarcerated families, migrant and indigenous youth communities to produce art and poetry that speak their truth. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her artwork has appeared in the The LA Times, The Huffington Post, The UN Human Rights Council and on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the US. Her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and have appeared on stages, TEDx conferences, backyards and rooftops nationwide. Through film, mural-making, poetry and youth art education, she is working toward a future where migrant and indigenous youth of color see themselves whole and heroic, on the big screen and the city walls & then grow up to create their own.