Photography and Pop-up Books

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2003 Rochester Institute of Technology, MFA, Fine Art Photography
1999 Virginia Commonwealth University, BS, Photographic Studies
1995 Yunnan Nationalities University, Certificate, Chinese Language and Minority Studies, 
1992 University of Virginia, BA, French Language and Literature, 


2021 Rosenbach Museum and Library, Meggendorfer Pop-up Books/Chinese Market  Photographic Pop-ups (working title), Philadelphia, PA
2019 Taubman Museum, We are Tiger Dragon People, Roanoke, VA
2018 Phillips Museum, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
2018 Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, For the Ancestors, Hyattsville, MD
2017 Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Tao Huan Yuan Ji: Utopia, Source of the Peach Blossoms, Philadelphia, PA
2017 For Our Ancestors, CFEVA Bebe Benoliel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016/17 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Wonderer/Wanderer: The Pop-ups of  Colette Fu, Washington DC
2015   Georgetown University, Land of Deities, Washington DC
2015  Center for Book Arts, We are Tiger Dragon People, Featured Artist Project, NYC
2013   Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
2013  Towson University Asian Arts Gallery, We are Tiger Dragon People, Towson, MD
2012   Philadelphia Airport, Terminal D, We are Tiger Dragon People
2012  University City Arts League, Photo Binge, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Philadelphia Athenaeum, Haunted Philly, Philadelphia, PA
2009  University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA
2006  Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Haunted Philadelphia, Provincetown, MA
2004 University of Virginia Art Gallery, Photo Binge, Charlottesville, VA
2003  Artisan Works, MFA Thesis Show, Rochester, NY


Paper, Paradigm Gallery+ Studio, Philadelphia, PA
Spirit of Being, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
Politics of Place, Center for Book Arts, NYC

Overlapping Circles, Green Olive Arts, Tétouan, Morocco (3 person)
Asian Heritage Month Exhibition, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Summer Reading, Woskob Family Gallery, Penn State, State College, PA

Under the Knife, Hicks Art Gallery, Bucks County Community College Newton, PA
Third Space /Shifting Conversations about Contemporary Art, Birmingham Museum of Art
Structure Unbound: Interdisciplinary Book Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Building Books: Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Loving Blackness, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA
A Message to our Daughters, Philadelphia City Hall

I found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls, African American Museum in Philadelphia
Shakerag Faculty Exhibit, St. Andrews Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN

The Way they See it, Crawford Campus Center Gallery, the Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
Mobilia Gallery, THE NEW TEXTILES: TRANSFORMED, Cambridge, MA
Blood Quantum, 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
New York Center for Book Arts, Embraced: The International Community, NYC
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, FAWC Faculty Show, Provincetown, MA
Inaugural Exhibit of the Pennsylvania Arts, 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
BRIC Arts Rotunda Gallery, En Foco: New Works, Crossing Boundaries, Brooklyn, NY
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
Millersville University, Sykes Gallery, Found in Translation,  Millersville, PA

Center for Book Arts, The Photograph Unframed, NYC
NewCourtland Education Center, "Art is Ageless," Philadelphia, PA

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

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

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

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

TIXE Gallery, NYC


Meggendorfer Artist Book Prize 2018
Leeway Foundation Window of Opportunity Grant 2018
Independence Foundation Artist Fellowship 2018/2010
Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Professional Development Grant 2018
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Project Stream Fund 2017, 2009
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
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 China education exchange1998


Free Library's Parkway Central Branch Percent for Art Commission, 2017-19
Francis House of Peace, Affordable Housing Site with Meg Saligman Studios, Chinatown Development Corporation and Project Home, 2014-16
Metro Art, Los Angeles Transportation Systems, Photo Lightboxes Public Art Project 2006


Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts
Asian Arts Initiative
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Baylor University
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Birmingham Museum of Art
Bowdoin College
Bucknell College
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Emory University
Florida State University
Franklin and Marshall College
Frans Masereel Centrum
George Washington University
Harvard University
Indiana University
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Lafayette College
Library of Congress
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Middlebury College
National Museum of Women in the Arts
New England Biolabs
Occidental College
Penn State College
Philadelphia Athenaeum
Phillips Museum of Art
Phoenix Public Library
Quimper Library
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology
Sacatar Foundation
Scripps College
Sovereign Art Foundation
Swarthmore College
Swatch Art
Taubman Museum of Art
Temple University
University of California, San Diego
University of Colorado
University of Central Florida
University of Connecticut
University of Miami
University of Michigan
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar
Visual Studies Workshop
West Collection
Yale University Art Gallery


Yaddo 2018
Green Olive Arts Center, Tétouan, Morocco 2018
Avenues: The World School, NYC 2017
Macdowell Colony, Kate and George Kendall Fellow 2017
Vicenza Middle School 2016
RECSIM, Jashipur, India 2015
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai, China 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
Einstein Academy 2012
Frans Masereel Centre, Kasterlee, Belgium 2012
Mural Lab, Nextfab and Breadboard Technology and Art 2011/12
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 2011
Mural Arts Porchlight Initiative, 2011
Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Intergenerational Residency, 2010
Sacatar Foundation, Itaparica, Brazil 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


A2Manos, Guadalajara, Mexico
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Atelier Graff, Montréal, CA
Avenues: the World School, NYC
Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
College of Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Concordia University, Montréal, CA
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design/George Washington University, Washington DC
ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough, NH
Georgetown University, Washington DC
Film Forum Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ikebana Society, Philadelphia, PA
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library, NYC
Movable Book Society, Portland, OR and Philadelphia, PA
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
Penn State, State College, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Free Library
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Philly Art Center
Sidwell Friend's School, Washington DC
Swarthmore Elementary, Swarthmore, PA
Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Towson University, Towson, MD
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Bearded Ladies Cabaret
Canon Asia
Chabaa Thai Bistro
Community High School of Arts and Academics
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
Dennis Lane Photography
Disaster Research Center
Duck Studios for Children's Medical Center of Texas
Ellen Weldon Design
Long Dock Beacon
LVMH- Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton
M ss ng Pieces for General Electric
Swatch Art
Urban Botanical
Vogue China


3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
A2Manos, Guadelajara, Mexico
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
Art New England/MassArt, Bennington, Vermont
Arty Projects Studio, Santa Fe, NM
Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia
Atelier Graff, Montreal, Quebec
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Atlantic City Public Library, NJ
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Center for Book Arts, NYC
CFEVA, Philadelphia
Cheltenham Nursing Home, Philadelphia
Chinatown Learning Center, Philadelphia
College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
College of Physicians, Philadelphia
Colorbox Arts Center, Shanghai
ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough, NH
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
Delaware Institute for Arts in Education, Wilmington, DE
Department of Making and Doing, Philadelphia
Fairmount Arts Center, Philadelphia
Film Forum Zadar, Zadar, Croatia
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Free Library of Philadelphia
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Ikebana International, Philadelphia
Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia
Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Mills College, Oakland, CA
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Movable Book Society, Kansas City, MO
Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
On Lok Senior Center, Philadelphia
Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
Penland School of Craft, Penland, NC
Penn State, State College, PA
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Philadelphia Center for the Book
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Philly Art Center
Project Home, Philadelphia
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, MA
Puget Sound Book Artists, Tacoma, WA
Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Silver Springs, MD
SEI Investments, Oaks, PA
Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN
Shanghai Literary Festival
Sidwell Friends School, Washington DC
Snowfarm, Williamsburg, MA
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Philadelphia
Sunday Rescue Breakfast Mission, Philadelphia
Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Towson University, MD
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY


New Public Artwork by Colette Fu Unveiled During Grand Opening of Reimagined Spaces at the Parkway Central Library

Fu’s ‘Tiger Dragon People’ is Jaw-Dropping

CGTV Full Frame Close Up: A Pop of Culture

Artist Shares Story Behind What May Be The Largest Pop-Up Book Ever

Alex from Good Day Philadelphia visits Tao Hua Yuan Ji

Inertia Studio Visit

ARTFIX Daily Review

Artblog, Tao Huan Yuan Ji Review

Asian American Life with Paul Lin, starts at timing 20:50

Articulate with Jim Cotter – Colette Fu's Three-Dimensional History

Springboard Exchange, Colette Fu makes pop-up photo books that examine the self through photos of others

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 Perfect Pop-up Art of Colette Fu

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