above: The Rue Cremieux in Paris

                                above: The Rue Cremieux in Paris


above: Fedex visits our studio and chats with Cat for their One-of-a-Kind-Artists series

Cat Seto is a San Francisco-based artist, author and founder/creative director of Ferme à Papier. She received her BFA in fine arts/painting and her MFA in creative writing/fiction from the University of Michigan. Her publications include "Impressions of Paris" (published by Harpercollins) and "Mom, Inc." (published by Chronicle Books). Prior she has been published in anthologies and publications such as "Best New American Voices", "Triquarterly" and "Glimmer Train". She is a recipient of three Jules Avery Hopwood Awards in poetry, short and long prose. She is also a winner of the "Glimmer Train" Short Story competition and a recipient of the Charles Johnson Award in fiction. 

 

Her paper goods collection, Ferme à Paper, was inspired by her first visit to Paris late in life. The stationery line has since been featured by "The New York Times", "Vogue", "In Style", "Elle Décor", "Real Simple" and "Refinery 29". In 2015 she created a stationery gift line with Chronicle Books called "Joie du Jour." Her illustrated stationery collections can now found in more than five hundred stores, museum shops, and bookstores in the U.S. and internationally including Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOCA, SFMOMA, Anthropologie and Paper Source. Cat has also collaborated as a featured artist/designer with companies such as Anthropologie, Gap, and Land of Nod. 

 

In 2017 Cat founded Saving Faces, a local San Francisco collective of creative women makers raising awareness for women’s advocacy, mental health, domestic abuse and violence. Cat is passionate about bringing voice to victims through visual and literary arts. This spurred a national organization, We the Women, in concert with artist and author Lisa Congdon. We the Women is a visual campaign to advocate for LGBTQ, women of color, health and reproductive rights, job equity and immigration services.