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Dec 2016: "Mujeres de Papel" Exhibition at the EMOZ Museum

In 2016, I submitted a few of my models (Great Dome v1.1, Awareness Ribbon Angel v2, Kokeshi Doll v2) to the "Mujeres de Papel" exhibition at the EMOZ museum in Zaragoza, Spain.

From their facebook page: '"Mujeres de Papel" is an exhibition of origami artwork, it is intended as a tribute to femininity, exploring the women's presence in the origami world.'

2016 EMOZ Exhibition

Aug 2016: 22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention Special Guest

In 2016, I received the honor of being one of the special guests for the 22nd Origami Tanteidan Convention in Tokyo via the Yoshino Issei Fund.

2016 Tanteidan Guests

Oct 2014: Boston Globe Covers OrigaMIT's 4th Annual Convention

The Boston Globe wrote a nice article about OrigaMIT's 4th annual origami convention.

Michelle Fung lent her expertise to Graham Stearns (left) and Cole Eppling as they created yellow jackets at OrigaMIT.
In a three-hour complex morning class taught by Michelle Fung, 23, the seven students folding Fung’s original design, "Rocky the Yellowjacket," were between 10 and 17 years old.
Fung teaches many "young, enthusiastic folders," she said. "A lot of them could give adults a run for their money."
2014 Boston Globe

Photo by Wendy Maeda of the Boston Globe

Mar 2013: MIT News Interviews OrigaMIT

Video of OrigaMIT's interview with the MIT News Office.

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Mar 2012: OrigaMIT's Exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum

Mention in the BostInno of OrigaMIT's exhibit at the Fuller Craft Museum. Members of OrigaMIT also visited the museum to see the exhibit.

From a grinning “Tim the Beaver” by junior Michelle Fung to “Green Waterfall” by Martin Demaine, an artist-in-residence at MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and his son Erik Demaine, a professor of computer science, there’s a wide range of subjects the club’s explored through folded paper.
2012 OrigaMIT

Photo by OrigaMIT

Mar 2011: MIT Tech Mentions OrigaMIT's 10th Annual Origami Competition

Picture of my TIM the Beaver v1 origami model in The Tech, MIT's newspaper.

Works of origami art submitted to the 10th Annual OrigaMIT Student Origami Competition are now on display in the Weisner Student Art Gallery in W20. Shown here is Tim the Beaver, designed and folded by Michelle Fung '13.
2011 MIT Tech

Photo by Melissa Renee Schumacher of the MIT Tech

Feb 2011: Boston Globe Interviews OrigaMIT

Article and video from OrigaMIT's interview with the Boston Globe.

Sitting at the same table as Ku and Chen, MIT sophomore Michelle Fung gave her own demonstration of high-level origami, folding an original design of hers: a buck-toothed beaver that pays homage to the MIT mascot. In high school, Fung said, she’d grown bored with basic origami. But when she met club members and saw what they were capable of, her interest got rekindled. Big time.
"The idea that I can make my own origami, as opposed to folding what everyone else does, is really exciting," said Fung. Most of the highly skilled MIT folders are guys", she added with a smile, "but we’re trying to change that."
2011 Boston Globe