Patrick Gannon’s artwork is created entirely of cut-paper (and often wood) in his studio in Fukuoka, Japan, where he lives with his amazing wife and a very, very large collection of paper from all over the world.
At once dark and playful, pensive and optimistic, his work explores spirit and concept with the gorgeous textures of hand-made papers. His artwork brings together his life and experiences in urban Japan with his upbringing on a farm in New Jersey where he was surrounded and occasionally attacked by animals and the natural world. Fascinated from an early age by the mythology and fables created to explain the world around us, he builds up layers of paper and meaning to explore and reveal.
After studying literature at Providence College, Rhode Island, he went on to receive his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been published in books, magazines, and newspapers. He has exhibited at galleries throughout the United States and Japan.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by Patrick.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that Patrick has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- "On the Mountain's Top, A Forest of Green" for New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac, 2009
- "The Plum Blossom and the Fertile Breath" for New Moon : Interpretations of the Chinese Zodiac, 2009
- Sharky - custom for ToyQube's 4th Anniversary Show, 2008