Jiangmei Wu, associate professor in the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design, uses mathematics, science and engineering in creating art and design. She has been investigating relationships between geometry, surface texture and computational algorithms, and using these to explore techniques for the art and science of paper and fabric folding.
Her origami-inspired, large-scale installations have been exhibited across the United States, as well as in Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, Japan and Thailand. She won several art and design awards, including the American Mathematical Society’s award for the best artwork in 2017 and the honorable mention in 2023 in the category of textile, sculpture or other medium.
Areas of Expertise
Mathematica and arts, origami, public art, digital fabrication, computational design, spatial installation.