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 recently designed single sheet origami which have also been well liked.

Meenakshi regularly contributes to various origami periodicals and exhibits her work at conventions. 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, designing origami, authoring origami books and, of course, spreading the joy of origami.

iPad app
showcasing some work



Interview by
Origami Spirit

Books by Meenakshi Mukerji


May 2017
Origami All Kinds
ISBN: 978-1545352823
CreateSpace

Oct 2015
Exquisite Modular Origami II
ISBN: 978-1517500948
CreateSpace

Dec 2013
Wondrous One Sheet Origami
ISBN: 978-1492785286
CreateSpace

Nov 2011
Exquisite Modular Origami
ISBN: 978-1463707606
CreateSpace


Aug 2010
Origami Inspirations
ISBN: 978-1568815848
CRC Press


Dec 2008
Ornamental Origami:
Exploring 3D Geometric Designs

ISBN: 978-1568814452
CRC Press


March 2007
Marvelous Modular Origami
ISBN: 978-1568813165
CRC Press



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.




Nov 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.



2007
PAPIROFLEXIA Y GEOMETRIA
by EDUARDO GIL MORE,
ISBN: 978-84-8412-411-5
Published by
Miguel A Salvatella, Spain

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



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