Photography and Pop-ups

EDUCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2003
MFA, Fine Art Photography

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1999    
BA, Photography

Yunnan Nationalities University, Kunming, Yunnan, China 1994
Chinese Language and Minority Studies

EXHIBITIONS

2015
New York Center for Book Arts, Featured Artist Project, NYC

2014
Diamond Leaves, Printing in Progress, Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX 
Asian Arts Initiative, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Free Library of Philadelphia, Bibliophiladelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
BRIC Arts Rotunda Gallery, En Foco: New Works, Crossing Boundaries, Brooklyn, NY
Towson University Asian Arts Gallery, "We are Tiger Dragon People," Towson, MD (solo)
Muhlenburg College, "Paper Architecture", Allentown, PA

2012
Visual Artists Network Residency Exhibition, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
West Collects, City Hall Philadelphia, PA
Pulp to Pixels: Artists Books in the Digital Age, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA
Weird World, Booklyn Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Mainline Art Center Faculty Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Perkins Center for the Arts, "Artists and Books", Collingswood, NJ
China Central Academy of Fine Arts, "Diamond Leaves," curated by Marshall Weber and Xu Bing, Beijing, China
Esther Klein Gallery, "Without Walls," Works from Mural Lab/Breadboard Residency, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Airport, Terminal D, We are Tiger Dragon People (solo)
Millersville University, Sykes Gallery's "Found in Translation,"  Millersville, PA
University City Arts League, "Photo Binge," Philadelphia, PA (solo)

2011
Center for Book Arts, "The Photograph Unframed," NYC
NewCourtland Education Center, "Art is Ageless," Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Athenaeum, "Haunted Philly,"  Philadelphia, PA (solo)

2010
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, "The Book: A Contemporary View," Wilmington, DE
23 Sandy Gallery, "Pop Up Now" and "Handmade Paper in Motion," Portland, OR
Barbara Walters Gallery at Sarah Lawrence College, "I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings," Bronxville, NY
Center for Book Arts, "I will cut thrU: Pochoirs, Carvings, and Other Cuttings," NYC
University of the Arts, "Between the Covers," Philadelphia, PA
The Gallery at City Hall Inaugural Exhibit, "On the Rise," Philadelphia, PA
City Hall, "Currency,"  Philadelphia, PA
Da Gallery “Open Kitchen,” NYC
The Icebox, “Medium Resistance,” Philadelphia, PA
Mainline Art Center, “In Depth: Printmaking and Photography”, Philadelphia
Taubman Museum, “We are Tiger-Dragon People,” Roanoke, VA (solo)

2009
Asian Arts Initiative, “We are Tiger-Dragon People,” Philadelphia, PA  (solo)   
City Hall, "In Your Dreams,"  Philadelphia, PA

2008    
Sovereign Asian Art Prize, 30 Finalists Exhibition, Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong

2007
Atlantic City Art Center, “Now Ap-piering,” Best in Show, Atlantic City, NJ 
Fleisher Art Memorial, Challenge Award Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Metro Art, Los Angeles Transportation Systems, Photographic Lightboxes Public Art Project (solo)
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, “Haunted Philadelphia,” Provincetown, MA (solo)
Provincetown Art Museum, Visual Fellows Group Show, Provincetown, MA

2005
Highwire Gallery/Philadelphia City Hall, “A Case for Art” Philadelphia, PA
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, “Making it Big,” Omaha, NE

2004
University of Virginia Art Gallery, “Photo Binge,” Charlottesville, VA (solo)
Woman Made Gallery, 8th International Open, Chicago, IL
Beecher Center for Art and Technology, Butler institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Skylight Gallery, En Foco “New Works" Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
University of Medicine & Dentistry, “Painting with Pixels,” Piscataway, NJ
Museum of Computer Art at Cork Gallery, “Painting with Pixels,” Lincoln Center, NYC

2003
Artisan Works, Photo Binge, Rochester, NY (solo)
TIXE Gallery, NYC

AWARDS

Leeway Transformation Award 2014
Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship 2013
West Collects 2012
Canadian Council for the Arts Visiting Foreign Artist Grant 2012
Mural Arts Porchlight Initiative 2011
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant 2010, 2003
Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship 2010
NewCourtland Community Artist Fellowship 2010
Smack Mellon Hot Picks 2010
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Project Stream Fund 2009
Sovereign Foundation Asian Art Prize, Finalist 2008
Fulbright Scholarship to China 2008
Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artist Fellowship 2007
Beyond the Great Wall, Most Intriguing People (photo) Prize, Rose Group 2005     
Santa Fe Prize for Photography Nominee 2005
Women in Photography, Honorable Mention 2004
Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Artist's Grant 2004
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship 2004
Beecher Center Annual Digital Art Competition, Honorable Mention 2004
New York Foundation for the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipend 2004
En Foco "New Works," Emerging Photographer's Award 2004
Nikon.net "Publish Your Passion," Grand Prize Winner in Portraiture 2003
Society for Photographic Education Achievement Scholarship 2002
Outstanding Student Achievement Award, Virginia Commonwealth University 1999
Virginia Western Community College Grant for assistance in China education exchange 1998

RESIDENCIES

Swatch Art Peace Hotel 2014
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts 2013
The Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University 2013
Towson University 2013
Vermont Studio Center 2013
Asian Arts Initiative Social Practice Lab 2012/13
Frans Masereel Centrum 2012
Atalier Graff 2012
Einstein Academy 2012
Mural Lab and Breadboard Technology and Art 2011/12
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 2011
Sacatar Foundation 2007
Robert M. MacNamara Foundation 2006
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center 2005
Kimmel Harding Arts Center 2004
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2004 
Visual Studies Workshop 2004 
The Millay Colony, Robert W. Simpson Fellow 2004 
Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity 2003

PUBLICATIONS

Playing with Pop-ups 2014
Dictionary of Wa 2013
Nueva Luz 17#2 2013

Vogue China 2012
LVMH EYES 2012
Movable Stationary, Movable Book Society 2010
Handmade Paper in Motion, 9th Portfolio, Hand Papermaking Magazine 2010
Papercraft, Design and Art with Paper, Gestalten Press 2009
Photographer's Forum, Best of Photography Annual 2008
Alarm Magazine, #34, Featured Artist 2007
Nueva Luz, Volume 9, Featured Artist 2004
Birmingham Arts Journal, Featured Artist and Writer 2004
Photographer's Forum, Best of College Annual 2003

WORKSHOPS

Shanghai Literary Festival
Colorbox Arts Center, Shanghai
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Art New England/MassArt, Bennington, Vermont
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, MD
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Towson University, MD
Atelier Graff, Montreal, Quebec
A2Manos, Guadelajara, Mexico
Film Forum Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Arty Projects Studio, Santa Fe, NM
3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Atlantic City Public Library, NJ
Delaware Institute for Arts in Education, WIlmington, DE
Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA
SEI Investments, Oaks, PA
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Center for the Book
Stockton Rush
Bartol Foundation, Philadelphia
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia
Fairmount Arts Center, Philadelphia
Ikebana International, Philadelphia
College of Physicians, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Department of Making and Doing, Philadelphia

VISITING ARTIST/LECTURER

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Concordia University, Montreal, CA
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Towson University, Towson, MD
Einstein Academy, Wilmington, DE
Swarthmore Elementary, Swarthmore, PA
Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA 2010-2013
Photographic Pop-up Paper Engineering and Digital Collage Instructor.

Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA 2010-13
Photographic Pop-up Paper Engineering Visiting Artist/Instructor.

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA 2011
Visiting Faculty for Winter Practicum: Pop-ups for Experimental Animation.

Duck Studios, Ojai, CA, 2010
Pop-up Paper Engineering Fabricator and Consultant for stop animation commercials.

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 2000–02
Teaching Assistant for undergraduate course in History and Aesthetics of Photography.

The Community Darkroom, Rochester, NY, 2001
Head Teacher for summer black/white photography program for girls from low-income families.

Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 2000        
Head Photography Technician.

Silver Screen Pictures, New York, NY, 2000
Production/Research Assistant to producer and writer with development of Project Management eCourseware and Knowledge Management compendium for NASA. 

Aperture Foundation, New York, NY, 1999
Editorial Work-Scholar to editors, production and design staff. 

Yunnan Nationalities University, Kunming, Yunnan, China, 1993–94
English Teacher to university students in comprehension, writing, and business writing.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Swarthmore College
Franklin and Marshall College
University of Central Florida
Frans Masereel Centrum
Philadelphia Athenaeum
Sovereign Art Foundation
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Temple University
Lafayette College
Bucknell College
Visual Studies Workshop
University of Colorado
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Sacatar Foundation
New England Biolabs
West Collection
University of Connecticut
Library of Congress
Occidental College
Emory University
Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Yale University Art Gallery
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University

CLIENTS

Vogue China
Children's Medical Center of Texas
General Electric
Dennis Lane Photography
LVMH- Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton
Canon Asia
Long Dock Beacon
Community High School of Arts and Academics
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
Ellen Weldon Design 
Bearded Ladies Cabaret

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Asian Arts Initiative
Leeway Foundation
Philadelphia Center for the Book
Fleisher Art Memorial
Mural Arts Program
En Foco
Booklyn Artists Alliance
New York Center for Book Arts
Jaffe Center for Book Arts
Movable Book Society

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

Interview with Shanghai International Television (starts at 6:12)

China Daily: Exploring China's ethnic diversity through pop-ups

Asia Society: Interview: Chinese Minority Cultures 'Pop Up' to Life in Vibrant Artist's Books

China Digital Times: Interview with Bookmaker Colette Fu

AD110: 民族风情《我们是虎龙人》—— 艺术家傅三三 

Wired: A Mind-Blowing Pop-Up Book Shows China’s Vanishing Tribes

The Atlantic: Stunning 'Pop-Up' Photographs That Showcase China's Ethnic Diversity

Fast Company: This Pop-up Book Provides a Unique Life in China

Visual Art News: Beautiful Journalistic Pop-Up Books by Colette Fu: Capturing the Diversity of China’s Southwest Yunnan Province

Liberation: la chine des campagnes en œuvres pop-up

Phaidon: Colette Fu's photo sculpture pop-ups

Morfae: Chinese Pop-up Realism

PSFK: Pop-up Book Brings Personal Photos to Life

Japan Times: 開く楽しさと広がる楽しさ、飛び出る驚き、中国の雲南地方の色鮮やかな少数民族のポップアップ・ブック(飛び出す絵本)!

Artblog: Asian Arts Initiative transforms Pearl Street with a community block party

Interstitial Arts: "Eliminate the Boundaries: and Interview with Artist Colette Fu

Asian Arts Initiative: Social Practice Lab Artist Colette Fu 

What Weekly: We are Tiger Dragon People

Colette Fu: Photo Binge, at the University City Arts League   

Informador: Colette Fu despliega sus pop up books   

Elizabeth Avedon: Colette Fu: We are Tiger Dragon People Project            

Alarm Magazine: Colette Fu               

NYTimes Lensblog: Yunnan Province in Three Dimensions     

Go Kunming: Colette Fu: Documenting Yunnan's Minorities                 

A Distinctive Taste: Forth Wall Artist Profile            

Metro Art Unveils New Photo Installation at Downtown LA’s 7th St./Metro Center

Pop-up Lady: Magic and Passion in Portland

Bemis Center: Making it Big, Contemporary Large-Format Photography     

PHILAGRAFIKA 2010: PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY AT MEDIUM RESISTANCE

The Allegro Movable Book Collection: Artist, Photography and Paper Engineer Colette Fu

China People's Daily: Books of Art

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