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 ioanastoian.com