Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Matt Schlian

  1. As a paper engineer, Matt Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design.

He frequently finds himself collaborating with a cadre of scientists and researchers who are just now recognizing the practical connections between paper folding and folding at microscopic and nanoscopic scales. 

Of his work, Shlian says: “In my studio I am a collaborator, explorer and inventor.”  

“I begin with a system of folding and at a particular moment the material takes over.”

“Guided by wonder, my work is made because I cannot visualize its final realization; in this way I come to understanding through curiosity.” 

More of Matt Shlian’s amazing work can be found at