Jess X. Snow is a queer migrant Asian-American artist, filmmaker, and educator based in New York City by way of Canada and China. As a result of the rootlessness that marked her childhood, she developed a severe stutter which she overcame through her discovery of visual and written language. Through narrative film and animation, large-scale murals, and visual art, she creates a home large enough to hold all the traumas of queerness, migration, disability, and displacement. Her art has appeared or is forthcoming in the The LA Times, The Smithsonian APA Center, The Huffington Post, PBS Brief But Spectacular, The UN Human Rights Council, and as murals and wheatpastes on indoor and outdoor walls throughout the United States. Her films have screened at the NY Asian American International Film Festival, Animation Block Party, the US Institute for Peace, the New York Times, and in 2016 she participated in the Visual Communications: Armed With a Camera Fellowship. She recently wrote and provided creative direction for Migration Is Natural, a short animation created with Adobe Project 1324, that has garnered over half a million views. She is currently a MFA candidate in the NYU Tisch graduate film program.
Last updated: Nov 29, 2017