Kaneza Schaal and Chris Myers

Visual and theater artists

Grantee Cohort Spring 2018

Kaneza Schaal and Chris Myers are acclaimed New York City-based visual and theater artists whose past works include GO FORTH, premiering to great acclaim as part of PS122’s COIL 2015. Kaneza Schaal’s creations follow an extraordinary history of work, bringing her to venues including the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and MoMA. Award-winning illustrator Christopher Myer is the son of acclaimed author Walter Dean Myers. In 1998, the two collaborated on Harlem, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book as well as a Coretta Scott King Honor Book.

With Art for Justice’s support, the Bearing Witness Fellowship provided unrestricted awards of $50,000 to writers of exceptional talent, enabling them to complete projects that speak to the human cost of mass incarceration.