Percy So is a Hong Kong based bookbinder and paper artist, living and working in Hong Kong. Her interest in paper cuttings and book arts originated from a research project when she was studying in England. In college she studied paper-making & bookbinding with Jeff Rathermel and printmaking with Fred Hagstrom, at Carleton College.
She began her fine binding studies in 2010 with Monique Lallier and studied with Hélène Jolis and Don Glaister at the American Academy of Bookbinding. In 2015, Percy started working at the Preservation and Conservation Division of The University of Hong Kong under the tutelage of Jody Beenk. Percy currently splits her time between teaching and doing commissioned works at her studio in Causeway Bay and book conservation at the Hong Kong University.
So started her venture in Paper & Book Arts in Hong Kong in 2010. In 2011, she exhibited her works in “Paper Tales”, an exhibition featuring delicate paper works organised by Youth Arts Foundation and Swire Island East. Her works have been featured in many publications including but not limited to Apple Daily, Cosmopolitan, East Touch and Timeout HK.
Exhibitions & Projects
3 - 24 December 2016
Sojourn with Stranger (2016), limited-edition art book curated by Hilda Chan: closed-up of the book featuring a detail of Lau Wai, Parents’ Bedroom, 2012, archival inkjet print. Courtesy of Mur Nomade and the artists.