Jiangmei Wu

Jiangmei Wu

Assistant Professor

  • jiawu@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-7623
  • Kirkwood Hall 006
  • Office Hours
    By Appointment Only


  • M.F.A., Graphic Design, Indiana University, 2009
  • M.S., Interior Design, Indiana University, 1994
  • B.S., Urban Planning and Design, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China, 1989


Jiangmei Wu is an interdisciplinary scholar, making art and design projects involving mathematics, science, and engineering. Recently, she has been investigating the relationship between geometry, surface texture, computational algorithms, and making techniques in the art and science of paper folding. Her origami-inspired, large-scale installations have been exhibited all over the United States as well as in Italy, Japan, and Thailand, funded through New Frontiers, the IU College Arts and Humanities Institute, and the National Science Foundation. In 2017, she won the American Mathematical Society’s award for best artwork in the category of textile, sculpture, or other medium. She also holds three US patents for her innovative design techniques. In addition to more than ten years of experience teaching art and design, Professor Wu has a decade of professional experience in graphic design, architecture, and interior design.