Kazua Melissa Vang

Photographer || Visual Artist || Filmmaker


Kazua Melissa Vang

Photographer || Visual Artist || Filmmaker

F R I D G E S


Kazua Melissa Vang

Photographer || Visual Artist || Filmmaker

Films

Kazua Melissa Vang

Photographer || Visual Artist || Filmmaker

Mixed Media Art

Kazua Melissa Vang

Photographer || Visual Artist || Filmmaker

About Me

Kazua Melissa Vang (She/Her/Hers) is a Hmong American photographer, visual artist, filmmaker, teaching artist, and producer based in Minnesota. Her most recent photography work was showcased at the Eagan Art Community Center, under the exhibit, “Artwork Salon Series” (2019). Her current photography project is taking portraits of Hmong refrigerators and freezers. From her collection “F R I D G E S,” was featured in the exhibit, “Foodway”(Summer 2018) at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, in “Sib Pauv Zog” (Fall 2018) at the Hennepin Government Center, and at the old Swedish Bank Building in Eastside Saint Paul, in a curatorial project exhibit, “Thirty-Three Views” (2019). Vang’s mixed-media artwork was published as a book art cover for the Saint Paul Almanac 2019, “Resistance and Resilience, Vol 12”. She co-founded the Asian Pacific Island American Minnesota Film Collective (APIA MN Film Collective) and her first short film, RHAUB, was an official selection at the 2018 Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival in Saint Paul, MN. Vang received the Forecast Public Art Early-Career Project grant for her short experimental narrative film as a writer/director in her first solo exhibit, “Hmong Ephemera”.

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