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Top 100 Paper Artists on Instagram in 2019

As the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, I have had the pleasure of working with many incredible Paper Artists for almost 7 years now – for the magazine itself, our web blog, our curated exhibitions, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, and of course, sharing their work across our 980,000+ strong social media network.

As we get stuck into the new year and new decade, I wanted to share with you a list of people whom I believe are among the greatest living and working paper artists of 2019. As you will see the list includes many different paper art techniques including: paper folding, paper cutting, paper sculpture, huge paper installations, paper set design, paper quilling, origami and so much more! This is not an exhaustive list by any means, and is not in any particular order, however as you will see the works speak for themselves. You may note that there are some paper artists who are conspicuously missing, this is because I have not included artists with a minimal or no Instagram presence, because as you will see all the artists mentioned below are linked to their Instagram accounts, so you can quickly and easily follow them too!

If you are an paper artist, or know one that you feel should be included in our next list, please comment below. I am always in search of exciting new creatives!

Finally, paper artists can also enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize in the Yasha Young Sculpture Award category. The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is an annual international art prize that celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts, in all static mediums including Traditional Art media, Digital Art media, and Photographic media; and all styles. The Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through financial support for their practice, and increased exposure of their work to galleries, collectors and media globally. Entries for this year’s Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, are now open! I can’t wait to see your entries.

Top 100 Paper Artists of 2019 on Instagram

1. Calvin Nicholls

2. Anna-Wili Highfield

3. Clare Celeste

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✂️All of the images in this installation were hand cut 🤯⁠ It was a long, meditative and physically intense undertaking done with exacto-blades and tiny scissors. After cutting out the images in the Mushroom Hunters (featured in this picture) and my commissions in Australia… I had a lot of wrist pain and lost the feeling in my thumb for several months. The prospect of losing my ability to make these papery worlds because my hands giving out was truly scary!⁠ ⁠ .⁠ I began rethinking my work and how I can keep creating these papery worlds that exist so brightly in my mind.⁠ .⁠ So, I am going to invest in a desktop laser cutter this year as I want to work bigger (!) and … I want to save my hands. I am excited about this new chapter for me and my work. Suddenly, I don't feel limited by my body and my dreams for my work are bigger.⁠ I have so many ideas to make real they are filling my mind at night! Time for a studio retreat…⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ 📸 @kolja.raschke⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #artoftheday #artiststudio #collageart #installationart #contemporaryart #artofinstagram #art #artworks #worldofartists #worldofartists #artonpaper #artofvisuals #papersculpture #artista #paperflowers #artlife #artlovers #botanicalart #paperblooms #artstagram #windowdisplay #sculpture #berlinartist #artiststudio #gallery #contemporaryart #artistoninstagram #artiststudio⁠ #art_spotlight #artcollector⁠

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4. Jeff Nishinaka

5. Stuart McLachlan

6. Anaïs Herd-Smith

7. Rogan Brown

8. Asya & Dmitriy Kozin

9. Lisa Lloyd

10. Julia Ibbini

11. Lila Poppins

12. Camille Ortoli

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13. Zim and Zou

14. Stevi Fiona Benson

15. Sam Pierpoint

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🖼 🏃‍♀️**>>Charity Print Giveaway <<**🏃‍♀️ 🖼 Hi all – I’m running my first marathon in #Bournemouth on 7th October and raising money for @alzheimerssoc , a charity which is close to my heart due to the suffering that my Gran went through towards the end of her life. I’m quite behind with my fundraising so far so I decided to do a giveaway of some of my art prints to anyone who sponsors me £15 or more between now and the marathon date (while stocks last). . . 1. Sponsor £15 to receive an A4 art print of your choice from the following options: (1-6 *numbered artwork on Just Giving photo page*) . . 2. Sponsor £20 to receive an A3 art print of your choice from the following options: (7-15 *numbered artwork on Just Giving photo page*) . . 3. Sponsor £35 or more to receive an A3 limited edition art print of your choice from the following options: (16-19 *numbered artwork on Just Giving photo page*) . . Not only are these prices are much cheaper than my online retail price, but all of that money will go directly to the charity. You can donate directly through my Just Giving Page (Link in my bio) Once you’ve done that just send me your address and your choice of print, and I’ll get one in the post for you. ** Please note if you’re from outside of the UK message me first to discuss postage costs** . . Thanks so much for your support. Every little helps especially when people all come together. You can donate anonymously if you choose to as well :) . THANK YOU! 😁 Sam x 👍🙏💙🙌❤️🧡🏃‍♀️✂️📐🌳🌲🌞🌼🌸💚 . . . . . #paperartist #papercraft #paper #paperillustration #paperart #papercut #gfsmith #alzheimerssociety #charity #instaartist #instaart #charityrunner #handcrafted #papersculpture #illustration #artist #illustrationoftheday #strictlypaperart #inspirationgrid #lgenpaper #artsale #fundraiser #artprints #limitededitionprint #papercity #paperbristol #justgiving #paperisland @justgiving #bournemouthmarathon

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16. Patrick Cabral

17. Joey Bates

18. Christophe

19. Ollanski

20. Hari & Deepti

21. Colleen Southwell

22. Diana Beltran Herrera

23. Stephanie McNabb

24. Rebecca Rose Greene

25. Katrin Rodegast

26. Bianca Severijns

27. Miss Cloudy

28. Alexandra Lukaschewitz

29. Kiriesousakukamasayo

30. Wade Kavanaugh

31. Karla Nixon

32. Elodie Barreau

33. Michael Velliquette

34. Jaynie Crimmins

35. Huntz

36. RosaYoo

37. Andy Singleton

38. Clare Pentlow

39. Merav Peleg

40. Marisa Aragón Ware

41. Crystal Wagner

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In the studio finishing this new hemisphere bioform …

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42. Warren King

43. Caryn Ann Bendrick

44. Su Blackwell

45. Emmanuel Jose

46. Vera van Wolferen

47. Alex Eckman-Lawn

48. Tove Svartkjønnli

49. Helen Musselwhite

50. Allison May Kiphuth

51. Cristian Marianciuc

52. Beth Williamson

53. L’orMa

54. Yulia Brodskaya

55. Miriam Fitzgerald Juskova

56. Tiffany Miller Russell

57. Davy & Kristin McGuire

58. Ceres Lau

59. Nan Paper Art

60. Daria Aksenova

61. Sarah Matthews

62. Malena Valcarcel

63. Nayan & Vaishali

64. Alicia Kelly

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Tangled up tangles .➰

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65. Hattie Newman

66. Maria Marinoni

67. Samantha Quinn

68. Emma Boyes

69. Charles Clary

70. Barbara Wildenboer

71. Sophy Mariam

72. Janaki Lele

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The 'Ram' sculpture was technically my most challenging creation. Balancing that sculpture was a nightmare because his body was hollow but his horns and face were all solid. While he seemed to be fairly balanced in his raw stage minus his coat, he just refused to stand AFTER I was done finishing his wool coat. It was a challenge then, to try and add a counter weight through his finished body, that would help him balance on his feet. I had to make an incision in his  butt and insert a flat piece of mount board adjusting its length until he regained his balance. Then I added a couple more flat pieces of mount boards for extra measure to keep him from toppling. Then his butt was sealed once again and the incision hidden behind his woolly coat :) . Making those swirly horns was another challenge. It was difficult to get paper around those horns in order to build those horns, if that makes sense!! All's well that ends well as they say :) He never lost his balance after that day and even traveled all the way to Italy for an exclusive 'ram' themed exhibition last year. He now stands comfortably in his forever home, somewhere in Italy. #AMonthInPaper #Instagramchallenge #paperartistcollective #mostchallengingcreation #papercutting #papermache #paperart #papercraft #paperartist #indianartist #australianartist #femaleartist #janakilele #janakilelescandidcuts #paper #papier #papel #carta #artistofinstagram #instadaily #instaart #artofinstagram #papersculpting #sheep #ram #indiefolio #platformforartists #characterdesign #January2020  #strictlypaperart #indiefolio

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73. Gayoung Jun

74. Lucy Jean Green

75. Judith and Rolfe

76. Jaqui Saunders-Love

77. Akiko Makihara

78. Matthew Shlian

79. Lacy Barry

80. Mariano Zavala

81. Matilda Jung

82. Caz Designz

83. Juliana Bernal

84. Iswarya Venkat

85. Yeni Kim

86. Cheryl Teo

87. Pippa Dyrlaga

88. Margaret Scrinkl

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Winter Solstice #paperart

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89. Annemarieke Kloosterhof

90. Ankon Mitra

91. Raya Sader Bujana

92. Veronica Hodges

93. Papergirl

94. Elian Kaczka

95. Andrea Weber & Damoun Tamir

96. Ayumi Shibatart

97. Laure Farion

98. Assembli

99. Richard Wong

100. Hoàng Tiêt Quyêt

About Author

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.

15 Comments

  • Ora Kolmanovsky
    February 20, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    Hello, I’m a paper artist, would love to be seen one day too.
    Ora Kolmanovsky, (ora_kolmanovsky on instagram)

    Reply
  • Gail Armstrong
    February 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

    Fantastic list. Disappointed not to have made it on there myself, but lots of wonderful artists on there to check out
    @gailarmstronglanksbury

    Reply
  • Gail Armstrong
    February 21, 2020 at 5:10 am

    What a great list! Disappointed not to be included myself but lots of lovely work there I’ll be checking out! @gailarmstronglanksbury

    Reply
  • JEAN-FRANCOIS ROY
    February 21, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Hello! thank you for this great list. Maybe one day you’ll include my work!
    https://www.instagram.com/monsieurjf_roy (@monsieurjf_roy)

    Reply
  • Dale
    February 21, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Very Nice I was taken by # 79 #87 and #53

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  • Anouk
    February 21, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    Wow, I know 1/3 of this list, so much new works & artists to discover !
    Maybe i’ll be part of this top one day :)
    @kauri_paperstudio

    Reply
  • Dawn Thornhill
    February 21, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    @leledillipaperart should definitely be on this list – his pieces are so beautiful!
    Fingers crossed one day, I will make it onto your list – would be amazing to be in such incredible company!
    @dawns_papercut_lightboxes

    Reply
  • Jacky Cheng
    February 22, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Such a fabulous list!! Love to be included too – @jackychengart

    Happy days and Cheers!

    Reply
  • Narath Boriboonhiranthana
    February 22, 2020 at 7:10 am

    For me as a papercut artist, this article is really inspiring.
    And shown many talented paper artists out there.
    Let me call your attention to my Instagram and blogs
    https://www.instagram.com/tea_monsterrr/ (@tea_monsterrr)
    https://wp.me/Pbs4ES-2
    Thank you so much

    Reply
  • Millicent Alvarado
    February 22, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    What a wonderful collection of art, I enjoy seeing other paper artists use the same medium in such different and creative ways!

    I would love to be included as well, my Instagram is
    @millicentalvarado

    Reply
  • Elisa Canaglia
    February 22, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I discovered lots of new amazing paper artists!!
    Thank you for sharing. I love seeing new techniques and ways to use paper.

    I am a paper artist too and I hope to make it to the list someday!
    https://www.instagram.com/elliespaper/

    Reply
  • Stephane MaMi
    February 24, 2020 at 12:34 am

    So many create artists! and I did discover a few. But I have some more I would have included…
    I put my name last, always good to show off a bit
    @meganemidori
    @kamihasami
    @origamibynail
    @yossibart
    @liz.sofield.artist
    @elsamorainstant
    @polyscene
    @garcon.manque39
    @stephanemami

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  • Jiménez Fernández
    February 28, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Hi I am Neka and draw and paint with paper.
    I love paper and work with it, a lot of talent in these instagram accounts.

    Thanks for sharing paper artworks !

    @nek.ane

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  • Juan Pedraza
    March 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    Hola! Love to create paper illustrations,
    my Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/juanmanuelpapel/

    Thank for the list, totally awesome artists!

    Reply

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