Jess X. Snow is a non-binary, 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 their childhood, they developed a severe stutter which they overcame through their discovery of visual and written language. Through narrative film and animation, large-scale murals, and visual art, they create a home large enough to hold all the traumas of queerness, migration, disability, and displacement. Their 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. Their 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 they participated in the Visual Communications: Armed With a Camera Fellowship. They 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. They are currently an MFA candidate in the NYU Tisch graduate film program.
Last updated: Feb 3, 2022