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Popping Up with Colette Fu - May 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 5-7 pm Pacific On-line presentation of the Book Arts Guild


Presentation now available on YouTube:

Colette Fu has been making complex photo-based pop-up books for almost two decades. Colette will introduce us to her ongoing series about the ethnic minorities of China and what has inspired her along the way.

About the artist:

Philadelphia-based artist Colette Fu received her MFA in Fine Art Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 and soon after began devising complex compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering.

Colette's pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, and many private and rare archive collections. Her numerous awards include a 2020 Joan Mitchell Artist and Sculptor's Grant, a Meggendorfer Prize for best paper-engineered artist book, and a Fulbright Research Fellowship to China. In 2017, Colette created the world's largest pop-up book utilizing her own photographs – “Tao Hua Yuan Ji, Source of the Peach Blossoms”, a 21x14 feet pop-up book that people could enter, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. You can see a video of it on her website here:

Colette teaches pop-up courses and community workshops internationally.

Images above: pop-up books by Colette Fu


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