Voyo Woo is a paper artist based in New York/New Jersey. Born in a coastal city in Southeast China, she learned the traditional Chinese paper cutting at the age of 14. Paper Cutting is one of the oldest art forms in the world with the oldest piece of paper cutting found 1,500 years ago in China. Voyo moved to the United States in 2008 and obtained a master's degree in Contemporary Art from Sotheby's Institute of Art New York/London. Her paper art is very much a reflection of her cultural backgrounds as an immigrant and a global citizen.
I’m a paper artist. I intend to make paper art that viewers can interact with or be emotionally involved with. A piece of paper is simple, plain and unflattering, but by taking out, bending, popping parts of the paper, with a little help of external lighting, the same piece of paper could project different shapes, reflect shades of shadows, create illusions, evoke emotions and memories. I use all kinds of paper, Chinese rice paper, illustration paper, tyvek, etc.