KAZUA MELISSA VANG - PUBLIC RELATIONS
Kazua Melissa Vang, a Hmong American born and raised in Minnesota, is an artist, photographer, and multi-manager for various productions. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a focus on Photography, Printmaking, and Book Arts. Since receiving her B.A., she has production managed and stage managed for Confession of a Lazy Hmong Woman: The Remix and Hmong-Lao Friendship Play/Lao-Hmong Friendship Play with Lazy Hmong Woman Productions, and Viva La Soul Power in Chicago with Kaotic Good Productions. Her most two most recent photography work was showcased at In Progress under the exhibit, “Love, Time, Diaspora,” (2014), and “Last Dinner,”(2015), where she took part as an artist and co-developed and curated the theme for the exhibit. Her current major photography project is taking portraits of Hmong refrigerators and freezers from all over the world and collecting stories of food and family. From her collection “F R I D G E S,” featuring fridges from Minnesota, a photograph from her collection was part of the 40th Anniversary We Are Hmong exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.