Ioana Stoian

United States

Ioana Stoian is a British-born artist with a passion for paper. Her love for hands-on arts and crafts led to a trip to Japan in 2006, where she discovered the world of papermaking and paper folding – two interests she continues to explore today.

Primarily working with her own large scale hand-made paper, she produces unique one-off pieces. Her compositions reverberate with the intense energy brought forth by the meditative act of repetitive folding and manipulation. Her works contain a mysterious power that is captured within the fibres of the paper itself.

Ioana is currently based in Minneapolis [USA] with her husband Eric Gjerde. She frequently participates in the global origami community and is the author of Origami For All and The Origami Garden. You can find out more about Ioana's work at