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We Are Tiger Dragon People: Colette Fu

Thursday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Friends of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library: The 12th annual Johanna and Leon Katz Memorial Lecture.

Colette Fu will speak on “We Are Tiger Dragon People: The Magical Pop-Up Books of Paper Engineer and Artist Colette Fu”

Thursday 08 April 2021, 6:00 pm

This video lecture will be delivered online via Zoom.

Philadelphia based pop-up book artist and photographer Colette Fu will introduce her ongoing series of photo-based pop-up books about the ethnic minority groups of China. A self-taught paper engineer, Colette will discuss how she began the project, how she ended up specializing in such a unique art form, and all that inspired her along the way. She will also give a brief demonstration of how she creates a pop-up.

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. Fu’s pop-up books are included in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many private and rare archive collections.  Fu’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, Fu created the world’s largest pop-up book measuring 21×14 feet, where people were invited to enter the book.

Please email annamaria.romano@utoronto.ca by Thursday 01 April to let us know that you are planning to join us. We will send you the Zoom link and other details after we have heard from you.

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Thursday, April 8
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library