Photography and Pop-up Books


August 9-21 2020

Paper and Book Intensive 2020
May 10-21 2020

University of Southern Maine
Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for Book Arts
April 17,18 2020


Women’s Studio Workshop (full)
August 26-30 2019

Barnes Foundation
Tuesdays on the Terrace: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante and Colette Fu.
Tuesday, June 18, 7 – 8:30pm 2019

Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art
June 11 2019 7:30pm

Snow Farm (full)
May 19-25 2019

Misericordia University, Pauly Friedman Art Gallery 
March 15 2019 2-5pm
Paper engineering workshop in conjunction with Emerging Dimensions: Works by Li Hongbo and Cai Dongdong

New York City Book and Ephemera and Booklyn Artist’s Book Fair
March 9-10 2019

Barnes Foundation
Let’s Connect, Artist Residencies
March 3 2019, 3-4:15pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Museum Studio: Pop-Up Cards
Search for auspicious symbols in the new Chinese Galleries and then make your own pop-up cards with artist Colette Fu.
2/27/19 from 6:00PM - 8:45PM

Taubman Museum of Art
·   Peach Blossom Workshop, drop-in one hour sessions Friday February 1, 12-4pm
·   Community Workshop, Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 9, 3-5pm
·  TBD Workshop, Sunday, February 10, 1-4pm

Codex Book Fair
Feb 3-6 2019

Idea (ex)CHANGE: A Symposium Celebrating 25 Years of Art and Community
with Asian American Literary Review
Saturday, December 1
Plenaries and Discussion Sessions: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Reception: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Join us for a symposium celebrating two publications that highlight Asian Arts Initiative’s history of programming and resonance with the issues facing our communities. This fall’s Asian American Literary Review serves as a catalog for our 25th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, providing a look at the commissioned artworks, (ex)CHANGE project, as well as a curriculum by Dan S. Wang and pop up art by Colette Fu. Additionally, Asian Arts Initiative’s Neighborhood Programs Report to the Field documents our community programs from 2013-2018, and conveys lessons from the field at large through essays from Roberto Bedoya and Maria Rosario Jackson.

The symposium will include plenaries featuring artists, curators, and cultural workers reflecting on the themes of the publications, discussion sessions further exploring topics raised in plenary sessions, and a publication release reception. (ex)CHANGE: History Place Presence has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Movable Book Society Conference
A Record Breaking Pop-up Lecture and Hands on Workshop
Sept 27–29 2018

Phillips Museum at Franklin and Marshall
Sep 5–6 2018

Penn State
July 13-14 2018

Virginia Commonwealth University
Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Cabell Library Mapp Room
Lecture: 4-5 p.m. Cabell Library Lecture Hall
April 20 2018

University of Pennsylvania
East Asia Seminar for Teachers
April 7 2017

George Washington University
Visiting Artist Creates Giant Pop-Up Book Wonderlands
March 29 2018 7pm

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Spring Pop-ups Workshop
March 25 2018

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair
Talk, Exhibit and Fair
March 2–4 2018

Puget Sound Book Artists
Feb 16–18 2018

University of Puget Sound
Artist Talk
Feb 15 2018 6pm

Lane Community College, Eugene, OR
Card-making workshop 12-2 p.m., lecture and reception 5-7 p.m.
Feb 12 2018

Year of the Dog Pop-up Card Workshop
Asian Arts Initiative
Feb 3 2018

First Free Sunday: Barnes Foundation
Playful Interpretations, Exhibit and workshop
Jan 7 2018

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
Pop-up Structures
Dec 2–3 2017

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Free Pop-up Workshop
Nov 11, 10:30am–1:30pm

POST Philadelphia Open Studios Tour
Sunday Oct 15 2017

Snow Farm
Oct 7–9 20

Ignite Philly
Sept 21 2017

Art New England
July 30–August 5 2017

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Summer Seminar for Teachers: Driving Creativity: Developing Original Ideas
July 10-14 2017

Mills College
Advanced Pop-up Structures
June 12–16 2017

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Oh Snap, lecture and workshop
May 20 2017 10:30-12:30pm

CFEVA Art Party
Exhibit and Demo
May 19 2017 6-8:30pm

Philadelphia Airport
Foodcourt between Terminals B and C
Pop-up Books Demo
April 27 2017 11:30–1:30pm

Love Notes, Pop-up Card Making
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Final Fridays: Lonely Hearts Club
Friday, February 24, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Rosewood Arts Centre
Jan 23 6–9pm 2017

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries
Wright State University
Public Presentation
Jan 22, 2:30 pm 2017

Wright State University
Pop-up Techniques
Jan 21 1–4 pm 2017

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Pop-up Structures
Oct 23–29, 2016

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wonderer/Wanderer Pop-up books of Colette Fu
Oct 15, 2016
9:30 am–2:30 p.m.

Barnes Foundation
Artsee Activities and talk
Sunday Sept 4, 2016

Penland School of Crafts
Pop-up Structures
August 14–26, 2016

Oxbow School of Art
Pop-up Structures
July 4–9, 2016

Visual Studies Workshop
Pop-up Structures
June 27–July 1, 2016

Shakerag Workshops
Pop-up Structures
June 19–25, 2016

Ice Cream Bowl Pop-up Workshop
June 5 2–4pm, 2016

College of Creative Studies
Toyota Lecture Series: The Pop-up Photography of Colette Fu: Photographer and pop-up paper engineer Colette Fu discusses the various ways she innovatively uses pop-up in her own work and with others.
April 6 2016 6-7:30pm

Village of Arts and Humanities
Penny Candy Store Reunion
Pop-up Workshop
March 5 2016 2-5pm

Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
Arts and Crafts Panel: Define, Dissect, Discuss
Nov 1 2015 3–4pm

Steve Bronstein is a blacksmith and the owner of Blackthorne Forge in Marshfield, Vermont. Colette Fu is a photographer and creator of pop-up paper books and cards. Darla Jackson is a sculptor and the owner of Philadelphia Sculpture Gym. Harshita Lohia creates wearable art as the Philadelphia-based textile designer and owner of Harshita Designs.

Art New England,  Bennington, VT
Pop-up Structures Workshop
July 18–25 2015

Philadelphia Art Book Fair
April 24–25 2015 

Cut and Fold, LED pop-ups
Center for Book Arts
March 14–15 2015

Center for Book Arts
Featured Artist Project Talk
March 6 2015 6:30-8pm

Georgetown University Department of Art and Art History
Exhibition Artist Talk
Jan 29 2015 5–6pm

Holiday Pop-ups
Pennsylvania Academy of FIne Arts
Dec 21 2014

Holiday Pop-ups
Leeway Foundation
Dec 13 3–5pm

Asian Arts Initiative Neighborhood Workshop
Dec 5 2014 6-8pm

Fulbright Discussion: Four Fulbright Photographers
Saturday, November 8, 2014 5–7pm
Ronald Reagan Building Atrium Gallery, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

Four Fulbright-winning photographers will screen photos and share stories about their long-term photography projects. Short talks will be followed by time for audience questions. Reception follows.
Speakers (and Fulbright project country): Andrew Garn (Russia), Francois Deschamps (Mali), Phil Hopper (West Bank) and Colette Fu (China). Moderated by photojournalist and exhibit curator Michael Forster Rothbart.

Ningxia International Pop-up Book Fair
Yinchuan, Ningxia, China
Oct 1-10 2014

Presenter at Movable Book Society Biennial Conference, Philadelphia
Sept 18 2014

Open Studio Wrap Up
Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Studio 34
July 19 2014 6–8pm

Shanghai International Pop-up Book Fair
Reel Shopping Mall, Shanghai
July 12 2014

Pop-up Workshop at Colorbox Arts, Shanghai
March 26, April 7, April 28 2014
May 11, 18 2014
May 28, June 4 2014

Diamond Leaves, Printing in Progress, Museum of Printing History, Houston, TX
February 20, 2014– May 17, 2014

Asian Arts Initiative 20th Anniversary Exhibition
February 7 –May 23, 2014

Pop-up Workshop at Shanghai Literary Festival
March 17 5pm

Pop-up LED Valentines
Department of Making + Doing on 3711 Market St.
Saturday Feb. 1 2014 1–4pm 

Holiday Pop-up Cards
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Dec 22 2013

PCB is pleased to present our Fall Workshop with Colette Fu at Hive 76.
Cut and Fold: An Exploration in Paper, Form and Light
Saturday, November 9, 2013
10AM –5PM

This is an introductory course for all levels on constructing pop-ups and adding lights to them with paper based electronics. With simple cuts and folds we will learn to create intricate designs that play with light and shadow. We will emphasize these patterns by adding miniature LEDs with battery powered paper based circuitry and switches. Note: The LEDS we use are small so please bring your reading glasses if you wear them. 
Register Here.

Asian Arts Initiative Pearl Street Block Party
A neighborhood arts festival
Saturday, September 28, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Culminating Community Feast starts at 5 p.m.
1200 block of Pearl Street in Chinatown North/ Callowhill

Asian Arts Initiative is excited to be planning the first ever Pearl Street Block Party, a neighborhood arts festival to celebrate the rich cultural diversity and artistic community of Chinatown North and Callowhill! The 1200 block of Pearl Street will come alive with a range of activities including a community furniture build of tables and chairs; artwork and featured performances by our Social Practice Lab artists in residence and other creative individuals; and a shared community feast to culminate the day!

The furniture build will be led by Oakland-based landscape architect and artist Walter Hood, who is helping us to imagine how the underutilized alleyway behind our building can be transformed into a space filled with art and life. At the community feast, we'll share the design concepts that he has created for Pearl Street based on community input collected this past spring and summer.

Philadelphia Center for the Book and Hive76 an evening with Colette Fu.
Tuesday July 16, 2013 6- 8pm

In this lecture she will share with us some of her innovative work and discuss some of the technology she uses. Following the lecture the members Hive76, Philadelphia's premier Hacker Space, will have demonstrations of some of the technology used in these stunning pop-ups books.

Art New England, Bennington, VT
July 27-Aug 3 2013

Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education
Monday June 18 2013

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Gallery talk and workshop:  A Journey through Pop-Ups
Friday March 8-10 2013   

Towson University, Towson, MD
March 2-6 2013

Feast Your Eyes Dinner Salon, Philadelphia
Friday Feb 22, 6-9:30pm

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Electronic Pop-up Cards
Feb 17 2013

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Introduction to Pop-up Books
Jan 8 - Feb 5

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
Kirigami Lit-up
January 12 2013

Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Silver Springs, MD
POP- an Exploration in Form, Light and Paper
October 6 2012, 10am-5pm 

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
August 26-Sept 1 2012

Atlantic City Public Library
Teen Program
August 9 2012

Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
June 17-23 2012

Jaffe Center for Book Arts, Boca Raton, FL
June 9, 10 2012

Atelier Graff, Montréal, Québec
April 14, 15 2012

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, WIlmington, DE
March 31,  April 1 2012

Swarthmore Rutledge Elementary, Swarthmore, PA
March 28 2012

Mainline Art Center, Philadelphia
March 10, 11 2012

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Feb 15-Mar 142012

Ikebana International Philadelphia Chapter
Feb 23 2012

SEI Investments, Oaks, PA
Feb 21 2012 

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Electronic Pop-up Cards
Feb 122012, 12-6pm

Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, Philadelphia
Pop up Structures for Teaching Artists
Jan 30 2012

A2MANOS, Guadelejara, Mexico
Jan 13-23 2012

3rd Ward, Brooklyn, NY
Pop-up Paper Workshop
Sunday Sept 11 11am-4pm

Atlantic City Public Library
Teen Pop-up Workshop
Thurs Aug 4 10:30-1pm

Film Forum Zadar, Split, Croatia
Pop-ups and Stop Animation
July 25th, 26th
2 day pre festival workshop of pop-ups and stop-motion animation at ArsenalZadar in collaboration with Helena Bulaja.

Penland School of Craft
Elements of Pop-up Paper Engineering
June 12-24 2011
Philadelphia Public Library Main Branch

Teen Tuesdays, May 3. 17.24
Fleisher Art Memorial

Pop-up Books: Introduction
April 14-June 2 2011

Mainline Art Center
Pop-up Structures
Saturdays 10am-4pm May 14, 21 2011

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Pop-up Workshop
May 7th, 2011
Children 10-12pm
Adult 1-4pm

3rd Ward
Pop-up Workshop
April 23, 2011

Fleisher Art Memorial
Teen Pop-up Workshop
March 2,9,164-6pm 2011
Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts- Art Salad
March 10, 2011

3rd Ward
Pop-up (Valentine's Day?) Card Workshop
Feb 13, 2011

Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts
Pop-up Workshop
Feb 12, 2011

The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
Pop-up Workshop
Feb 5th, 2011
Children 10-12pm
Adult 1:30-4:30pm

Philadelphia Public Library, Independence Branch
Chinese Year of the Rabbit Pop-up Cards
Feb 2, 2011

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Picture Book Party
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Movable Book Society 8th Conference
Opening Speaker
Portland, Oregon
September 23-25th

Center for Book Arts, NYC
3:30PM Saturday, September 11th

WildMaker Studio, Santa Fe
May 29th, 3:30-6:30pm

Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia
Summer 2010

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications
2010 Paragon Awards at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia
Networking with Rachel Zimmerman of InLiquid and the two presenting artists, Colette Fu + Heeseung Lee
Wednesday May 19 5:30-6:30pm

Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA
Pop-up Workshop
Sunday February 14th 2-5pm, Chinese New Year's Day