March 18–May 3

Opening Reception on Thursday, March 28, 12:30–2 p.m. in Pegasus Gallery

Landi Hou, Tiger, papercutting.

Landi Hou, “Tiger,” papercutting.

Landi Hou practices papercutting, the traditional art form of meticulous cutting images from paper with scissors or a knife. The craft of papercutting is practiced by diverse cultures globally and ranges from simple designs to intricate and detailed patterns and scenery.

Hou’s approach to papercutting blends the characteristics of Eastern and Western techniques to craft her own unique designs. Her works emphasize sophisticated details and dynamic compositions.

Hou has led papercutting workshops and participated in major cultural events in both Connecticut and Massachusetts. In January 2024, she was awarded the Outstanding Chinese Heritage Advancement Award by the Chinese-American Heritage Association for her contribution to the community. One of the state senators attended the ceremony to present the award. Hou holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She serves as a professional staff member and adjunct faculty member at CT State Community College Middlesex. While her daily professional focus centers on education, her commitment to papercutting serves as a reflection of her deep affection for this distinctive art form.

For more information, please contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, 860-343-5806,