imagine • fold• become

Joan Son   
an American artist who has devoted her career to the exploration of contemporary origami as fine art.

CLICK on this photo to see my 17 minute tour and talk about this exhibit.

Big thanks to Melissa Nobel for making the video and posting it to YouTube!

An installation of retro inspired fashions from origami artist, Joan Son. Based on her original paper doll dress designs from 1958, Joan uses a variety of paper techniques to create full size dress sculptures which honor the past and open the portal to the present. June 2019 to December 2019

The Printing Museum • 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019

CLICK on this photo for my 15 minutes of fame in the summer of 2018 with Kay Sarver!

talk to Joan

The Year of the Rat began on January 25 and will continue through February 11, 2021. It has been a year to remember! These darling rat ornaments will be part of my 2020 Holiday Collection.


•  Early in November, and for the first time, I will introduce my Paper Art Holiday Collection virtually. I'll send a newsletter with easy instructions for purchasing my latest limited edition designs. It's a brave new world!

Friday & Saturday, December 11 and 12

• My Montrose Studio will be OPEN for the annual HOLIDAY SALE! We will be keeping everyone safe with most of the artists on the front porch and outside. Wear your mask and practice all the things we've learned this year. Thanks so much for your support over the past 22 years!

In December 2019 Channel 13 in Houston ran a feature on my work. Even though there were a few exaggerations in this report, it was fun to have them here!

CLICK on this photo to see...

Sorry about the commercial you must watch first!

talk to Joan

to see my latest work...