About Meenakshi Mukerji

About Meenakshi Mukerji

Meenakshi Mukerji (Adhikari) was introduced to origami in early childhood by her uncle Bireshwar Mukhopadhyay. She rediscovered origami in its modular form as an adult quite by chance in 1995, when a friend took her to a modular origami class taught by Doug Philips. This newfound mathematical and structural side of modular origami rekindled her passion for the art, and soon after, she started designing and displaying origami on her popular website origamee.net. The website features colorful photo galleries and links to myriad of free diagrams and has had more than a million and a half hits to date.

In 2005, Origami USA presented her with the Florence Temko award for generously sharing her work on her website. In April 2007, her first book Marvelous Modular Origami was published followed in quick succession by six more books, Ornamental Origami, Origami Inspirations, Exquisite Modular Origami (Volumes 1 and 2), Wondrous One Sheet Origami, and Origami All Kinds. She has been a featured artist and a special guest at various origami conventions both in the USA and abroad. Although known for modular designs, she has designed single sheet origami as well.

Meenakshi regularly contributes to various origami periodicals and exhibits her work at conventions and exhibitions. She is a member of Origami USA and British Origami Society and an editor for the former's online magazine The Fold. People who have provided her with much origami encouragement and inspiration are David Petty, Rosalinda Sanchez, Robert Lang, Francis Ow, Rona Gurkewitz, Ravi Apte, Rachel Katz, and the numerous visitors of her website.

Born and raised in Kolkata, India, Meenakshi obtained her BS in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a MS in computer science from Portland State University, Oregon. She then joined the software industry and worked for more than a decade. She is now at home in California devoting her time to family, traveling, designing origami, authoring origami books and, of course, spreading the joy of origami.

(Interview by Origami Spirit )

Books by Meenakshi Mukerji

Exquisite Modular Origami III

Oct 2021
ISBN: 979-8473597981
Independent Publishing

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Origami All Kinds

May 2017
ISBN: 978-1545352823
Independent Publishing

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Exquisite Modular Origami II

Oct 2021
ISBN: 979-8473597981
Independent Publishing

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Wondrous One Sheet Origami

Nov 2019
ISBN: 978-0367208103
CRC Press

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Exquisite Modular Origami

Nov 2011
ISBN: 978-1463707606
Independent Publishing

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Origami Inspirations

Aug 2010
ISBN: 978-1568815848
CRC Press

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Ornamental Origami: Exploring 3D Geometric Designs

Dec 2008
ISBN: 978-1568814452
CRC Press

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Marvelous Modular Origami

March 2007
ISBN: 978-1568813165
CRC Press

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Meenakshi's Contribution to Other Books

June 2013

500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art

by Gene McHugh
ISBN: 978-1454703303
Published by: Lark Crafts

Photos of my Windmill Base Cube, Flower Cube, Pinwheel Dodecahedron and Whipped Cream Star appeared on pages 79, 128, 291 and 395 respectively.

September 2009

Papercraft: Design and Art With Paper

by Robert Klanten
ISBN: 978-3899552515
Published by: Die Gestalten Verlag

Photos of my QRSTUVWXYZ Stars, Flowered Sonobe, Icosahedron with Waves, RSTUVWXYZ Rectangles and Flowered Dodecahedron appeared on page 164.

October 2004

The Encyclopedia of Origami

by Nick Robinson
ISBN: 0762418958
Published by: Running Press

A full page photo of QRSTUVWXYZ Stars appeared in the "Origami Around The World" section.

November 2007

Ultrapassando Fronteiras com o Origami
(Exceeding Borders with Origami)

by Bruno Ferraz ,
ISBN: 978-85-7393-630-8
Published by:
Editora Ciencia Moderna, Brazil

Diagrams for my Whirl Cube were published.



ISBN: 978-84-8412-411-5
Published by: Miguel A Salvatella, Spain

My Plain Cube diagrams adapted for many other constructions were published.