Philadelphia-based artist Colette Fu makes complex three-dimensional compositions that incorporate photography and pop-up paper engineering.
Her 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.
Colette’s numerous awards include a 2020 Joan Mitchell Artist and Sculptor’s Grant, the 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 21×14 feet pop-up book that people could enter, at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.
Her solo show Wanderer/Wonderer was presented at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in 2016/17. Colette teaches pop-up courses and community workshops to marginalized populations at art centers, universities and institutions internationally.