Jason Sho Green’s Work Faces Transformations

Jason Sho Green has long been a buddy of REDEFINE; we interviewed him in 2005 for what what might’ve been his first interview, and he was extremely bashful about talking about himself then.

When I saw that his work was on display on the top floor of the 619 Building, I had to check it out. It’d effectively been a year since I’d really seen any of his work (since his 2007 Seattle International Film Festival campaign). Fresh off a one year stint taking art classes (as he was previously untrained), Green says that his current works are a more accurate reflection of his desires. Whereas he previously felt like he had to compromise his artistic vision in his final products, he now seems more confident in his technical abilities, and the results show a noticeable departure from his previous work. It is quite clear that Green has newfound technical abilities and more of a fine art side to him, but I’m interested in seeing what the future will bring for his pieces, how these changes will change his fanbase, and whether it will take him from the Seattle scene to elsewhere. Don’t worry, though… as evidenced by his awesome Threadless Tee (which I’ll have to buy since I’m a Sagittarius), Green still has a sense of humor.

Click here to read his post about this piece or here to see how the piece has evolved.

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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