Eric Gjerde


Artist Bio

When asked by his parents what he wanted to be when he grew up, five-year-old Eric replied, “a paperologist.” Throughout his childhood and adolescence he enjoyed paper crafts and origami—a frequent birthday gift was stacks of paper and rolls of tape.

After preparing for a technology career, Eric kept looking for an artistic outlet to balance his creative side with his professional life. He returned to his childhood love of paper, and discovered a deeper appreciation for the beauty of origami by exploring and researching new areas of folding. These days, Eric focuses on the geometric art of origami tessellations.

Eric continues to fold, teach, and share his talent through art workshops, origami conventions, international art exhibitions, and through his popular site on the Internet. He currently balances dual careers as a technology professional and paper artist in Minneapolis.

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