about Folded Light Art + Design
Jiangmei Wu, an Assistant Professor of Design at Indiana University in Bloomington, has over 10 years of professional and 7 years of teaching experience in art and design. She does interdisciplinary work in art, design, mathematics, science and engineering. Recently, she has been investigating the relationship between geometry, surface texture, computational algorithms, and making techniques in the art and science of paper folding. Her latest collection of Folded Light Art, using eco-friendly materials and manufacturing techniques, has gained world-wide attention and has been published in many design magazines internationally, including Elle Decoration, DesignBoom, MocoLoco, Inhabitat, Gizmodo, Espaces Contemporains, Wallpaper*, and many more. Her creative works have been juried and exhibited in big cities in the United States such as New York, Chicago, as well as in Italy, Japan, and Bangkok. Most recently, she has been selected as a featured artist for an international art festival and has exhibited in Toyoto Civic Center, Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Her work has also been selected for an international traveling exhibit titled Above the Fold:New Expressions in Origami, which began its tour in eight museums in the United States in January 2015.
Wu earned her undergraduate degree in urban planning and design from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University in Shanghai, her master of science in interior design and her master of fine arts in graphic design, both from Indiana University. She is the coauthor of Living Design: The Daoist Way of Building (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998). Before becoming a professor at Indiana University, Wu was a professional interaction/multi-media designer, web developer and programmer, and she has received several web design and development awards.