Visiting Artist Colette Fu

Photographer and pop-up book artist Colette Fu (she/her) creates large scale sculptural, photo-based pop-up books that illuminate cultures and depict myths and legends; her intricate works are coveted by distinguished museum and library collections. Fu will lecture and describe her technical process, providing a rare opportunity for attendees to view these books up close.

Born in 1969, Colette Fu earned an MFA in photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology before relocating to Philadelphia. 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.