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Jess X Snow

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Jess X. Snow (they/them/他) is a non-binary filmmaker, multi-disciplinary artist, poet and educator of the JiangXi Chinese diaspora whose body of work explores migration, queer asian experiences, kinships across cultures and species, and abolitionist futures. Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film, their short films center the desires, disobediences and dreams of flawed Chinese migrant queers and have screened in festivals across the world. Earlier this year, they received their MFA in writing/directing from NYU. Currently they are working on a children's book, WE ALWAYS HAD WINGS (Make Me A World/Random House) forthcoming in 2025, a debut coming of age novel: WHEN WE WERE DRAGONS, and a feature screenplay about Black Asian intimacies in the 19th and 20th centuries with Alán Pelaez Lopez. A member of the Justseeds Artist Co-operative since 2015, prior to filmmaking, they spent a decade creating artwork for migrant, climate and racial justice movements. Their large-scale murals which feature intergenerational kinships with Black, Asian, Pacific Islander and Indigenous femmes can be found across Turtle Island. Recently they completed a collaborative mural honoring Ruth Wilson Gilmore's abolitionist vision for the future in New Haven, Connecticut. Along with their artistic practice, they teach screenwriting and community mural-making to people of all ages and backgrounds.

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Survivor Love Letter Mural

Survivor Love Letter Mural

June 18, 2018

Last month justseeds artist, Jess X. Snow, and friends Layqa Nuna Yawar and Tani Ikeda created  “A Monument for Survival”–a mural installation for @werise_la  for the movement Survivor Love Letter. #Survivorloveletter…