Photography and Pop-ups


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

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA  
BS, Photography 

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

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
BA, French Language and Literature 


The Way they See it, Crawford Campus Center Gallery, the Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
Mobilia Gallery, THE NEW TEXTILES: TRANSFORMED, Cambridge, MA
New York Center for Book Arts, Embraced: The International Community, NYC
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, FAWC Faculty Show, Provincetown, MA
New York Center for Book Arts, We are Tiger Dragon People, Featured Artist Project, NYC
Georgetown University (solo), Land of Deities, Washington DC
Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Shanghai International Pop-up Book Fair, Shanghai, China
Yinchuan international Pop-up Book Fair, Ningxia, China
Diamond Leaves, Printing in Progress, Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
Asian Arts Initiative, 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Fulbright Alumni Photography Exhibition, Ronald Reagen Building, Washington DC
Faces and Traces, Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China

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

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, Found in Translation,  Millersville, PA
University City Arts League, "Photo Binge," Philadelphia, PA (solo)

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

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)

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

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

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

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Haunted Philadelphia, Provincetown, MA (solo)
Provincetown Art Museum, Visual Fellows Group Show, Provincetown, MA

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

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

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


Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Visual Arts Fellowship 2015
Puffin Foundation Artist Grant 2015, 2010, 2003
Leeway Transformation Award 2014
Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship 2013
West Collects 2012
Canadian Council for the Arts Visiting Foreign Artist Grant 2012
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 "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


Francis House of Peace, Affordable Housing Site with Meg Saligman Studios, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation and Project Home, 2014-present
Mural Arts Porchlight Initiative 2011
Metro Art, Los Angeles Transportation Systems, Photographic Lightboxes Public Art Project 2006


National Museum of Women in the Arts
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Baylor University
University of California, San Diego
University of Michigan
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
Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
Harvard University
Indiana University
Swatch Art
Rochester Institute of Technology


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, Nextfab 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 (PRINT, for online see below)

American Craft Magazine 2015
Vogue, Italia 2015
Fotomagazin 2015
Playing with Pop-ups 2014
Dictionary of Wa 2013
Nueva Luz 17#2 2013
Vogue China 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


Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Georgetown University, Washington DC
University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Movable Book Society, Salt Lake City, UT and Philadelphia, PA
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Concordia University, Montréal, CA
Atelier Graff, Montréal, 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, PA
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA


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
Urban Botanical
Disaster Research Center


Center for Book Arts, NYC
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, MA
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
On Lok Senior Center, Philadelphia
Project Home, Philadelphia
Cheltenham Nursing Home, Philadelphia
Sunday Rescue Breakfast Mission, Philadelphia
Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia
Chinatown Learning Center, Philadelphia

American Craft Magazine, To Be Seen,  August/September 2015


More than Words: 16 of the most interesting – and unusual – items in VCU’s Book Art Collection

National Geographic: It's a Photo, it's a Collage, it's a Pop-up!


Fu’s Land of Deities leaps off the page, redefines the pop-up book

Interview with Sinovision TV

NBC News: Ancient Art Revives Connection to a Culture Left Behind

3D民族风情《我们是虎龙人》—— 艺术家傅三三


Global Times: Metro Shanghai, Popping Out

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

Fourth Wall Artist Profile

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


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

China People's Daily: Books of Art