FilmNorth is pleased to announce the four Minnesota artists selected to receive the 2022 McKnight Fellowships for Media Artists. This year’s fellows are Melissa Brandt of Rochester, Tahiel Jimenez Medina of Minneapolis, Tom Schroeder of St. Paul, and Kang Vang of North St. Paul.
Out of a field of 59 applicants, the four fellows were chosen by a national panel of media artists, writers, and curators: Dessane Lopez Cassell, a New York-based editor/writer/curator; producer/educator Neyda Martinez of New York, NY; screenwriter/director/educator David Miranda Hardy of Middlebury VT; and producer/director/arts administrator Sapana Sakya of Berkley, CA.
“It’s an annual thrill to see how the work of Minnesota media artists impresses our national panel,” said FilmNorth Executive Director Andrew Peterson. “Melissa, Tahiel, Tom, and Kang create outstanding, personal works that showcase their unique talents and points of view. Congratulations to these four artists—and McKnight Fellows across all disciplines!”