The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University is dedicated to preserving and sharing the artistic heritage of China and integrating its rich tradition into the University's curriculum. Students will not only have the opportunity to view Chinese art, but draw upon its philosophy and incorporate its techniques in order to participate effectively in the increasingly global world of visual arts. The Center also aims to create an appreciation of Chinese art in New Jersey, as well as cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and China.

Current Events


Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Xiaofu Yu, a Master Painter from Shanghai, China

The Art Department and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University invites Xiaofu Yu, a famous Chinese artist and the Vice President of the Shanghai Artists Association presents an oil painting demonstration for the faculty and students as well as for the local committee.

Xiaofu Yu is the Dean of Fine Arts College of Shanghai Normal University, as well as the vice president of Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute. As a well-known Chinese contemporary painter, Yu combines the Humane Care and the Idealism thoughts into the color, composition and lines of his works. Thus, he is also known as “the philosopher doing fine arts”.

Yu Xiaofu is an iconic figure in China’s Shanghai School art scene. Born and raised in Shanghai, he was trained in the prestigious Fine Art Department of the Shanghai Theater Academy. In 1984, his painting Tenderly I Knocked on the Door had created a nationwide sensation in the Chinese art world. Yu also won the Bronze medal of the Seventh National Art Exhibition in 1989; Gold medal of the first Shanghai Art Exhibition in 2001; and silver medal of the Tenth National Art Exhibition in 2004.

Master Painting Demonstration by Xiaofu Yu
Course instructor: Professor Charles Magistro

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
6:00pm- 8:00pm

LocationPainting Studio, #142 Power Art Center, William Paterson University, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470.

For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


Coming Events


Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition and Symposium
Exhibition: November 7-16, 2014; Symposium: November 6-8, 2014

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Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition and Symposium are organized by Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Asian Cultural Center and co-sponsored by the Art Department, the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University of New Jersey, China International Cultural Association, and Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. This is A Comparative Dialogue of American and Chinese Visual Arts during November 6 to 8, 2014. The exhibition and the symposium will include panel discussions, academic research exchanges, demonstrations, slide presentations, and other special activities.

The presenters are primarily US-based Art professors of Chinese origin, who have considerable teaching and art creative experiences in both China and the United States. Their art works and symposium topics will reflect their cross culture life experiences, creative vision and confluence of culture and artistic solutions. At the same time, Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University has apply the grant from Chinese Government to host the "Crossing the Pacific – Conversation with Masters" art cooperation program. Some of the most well known Chinese and American masters will be invited to speak at the seminar.

Exhibition:
Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition
November 7th – 16th, 2014
Location: Asian Cultural Center, Manhattan Art Gallery, 15 E 40th Street, New York

Curators: 
Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director at the National Museum of China.
Laurel Reuters, Founding Director and Chief Curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Zezong Mao, Curator at the Asian Cultural Center New York, Manhattan Art Gallery.

Exhibition Opening Reception and Penal Discussion:
Panel Discussion
November 7th, 2014, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Exhibition Opening Reception
November 7th, 2014, 2:30pm-5:00pm
Location: Asian Cultural Center, Manhattan Art Gallery
               15 E 40th Street, New York, NY 

Art Demonstrations:
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Animation
November 6th, 2014 , 11:00-1:00; 2:30-4:30
Location: William Paterson University Power Art Center,  Ben Shahn for Visual Arts and Center for Chinese Art

Symposium:
Contemporary Art in a Cross-Cultural Context between the East and the West
November 8th, 2014

Group Discussions
10:00am-12:00 noon

Symposium Presentation
2:00-4:00pm
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

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For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


Previous Events


Pilot Symposium
American and Chinese Visual Arts Education: A Comparative Dialogue

The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Art, the Art Department, the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University of New Jersey, Asian Cultural Center of New Jersey, and with the cooperation of the Preparatory Committee of National Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. The Pilot Symposium "American and Chinese Visual Arts Education: A Comparative Dialogue” is a two-day symposium that will include panel discussions, lectures and presentations on Visual Arts Pedagogy that transcends experiences in America and China respectively. The presenters are primarily US-based visual art professors of Chinese origin, who have considerable teaching experiences in both China and the United States.The primary focus of this pilot symposium is to engage participants in the dialogue of comparative pedagogy encompassing visual art higher education. The symposium will include discussions of the different practices in the delivery of the visual arts curriculum as well as the exchange of the personal experiences of each Artist-Teacher.

The Center for Chinese Art's goal in the development of this important inaugural symposium is to encourage and promote future exchange opportunities related to visual arts higher education in both China and the United States.

November 7-8, 2013
Experiential Snap-shots: How My Teaching Informs My Art

November 7, 2013
Thursday,  6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location:  144C Power Art Center
                 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Pilot Symposium

November 8, 2013
Friday, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Arts and Communication Department
                Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room
                Building # 3 on the Map Click Here for Map

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu. 


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Huangsheng Wang, a famous Contemporary Chinese Artist visits William Paterson University

Dr. Huangsheng Wang, Director of Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China and Deputy Director of the Art Museum Committee of China. In 2004 he obtained the “Knight medal of Art and Literature” awarded by the French government. In 2006 he obtained the “Knight medal” awarded by the President of Italy. He was the director of Guangdong Museum of Art from 2000 to 2009. Wang’s artworks are collected and treasured by the Victoria and Albert Museum (England), Uffizi Gallery (Italy), Mantova Museum (Italy), the China National Museum of Fine Arts, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangdong Provincial Museum, Anhui Provincial Museum, etc.

Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration

October 2nd, 2013
Wednesday, 11:00 - 1:30 PM

Lecture and Presentation
Tradition & Contemporary: The Evolution of Chinese Ink Painting

October 9th, 2013
Wednesday, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Both events are located at: 144C Power Art Center                                               25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu. 


CCART Sponsored America Art Exhibition in Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum in China
Poetry of Metaphors: Abstract Paintings - By Kyung Youl Yoon

Organized by The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University and Liu Haisu Art Museum

September 18th - 27th, 2013

Curators:   Zhiyuan Cong, Rong Xu

Location:   Liu Haisu Art Museum                                                                  1665 Hongqiao Road,
                    Shanghai, China 200336

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu. You also can call 01186 21 62701018 or Check web www.lhs-arts.org


Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University 2013, Summer in China

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Dean Daryl Moore and Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s visit to Shanghai 

June 17– 21, 2013, William Paterson University College of the Arts and Communication: Dean Daryl Moore and the Center for Chinese Art Director Zhiyuan Cong have visited Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum in China. They met with the museum Director Zhang, Jian, Secretary Wang, Xinhua, and Vice-director to discuss and evaluate the collaboration of several projects over the past two years. Both parties were satisfied with the cooperation and hope to establish a long- term, stable and consistent partnership. During the visit, they saw the new museum site under construction, and later on secretary Wang, Xinhua accompanied them to Zhenjiang. They also visited the famous Shanghai artist Chen, Jia Ling, a famous Chinese painter Wang, Meng Qi and a famous printmaker Lu, Zhiping.

Jun 22, 2013, Dean Moore and Director Cong have been invited by Nantong Bencha town government to attend the inaugural meeting of the Bencha Advisory Committee development in Shanghai. Dean Moore made a congratulatory speech, and Director Cong was especially invited to be the adviser.

Dean Daryl Moore and Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s visit to Beijing

June 22-23, 2013, William Paterson University -College of the Arts and Communication: Dean Daryl Moore and Center for the Chinese Art Director Zhiyuan Cong have visited Beijing and made a special visit to William Paterson University in Beijing Advisory Committees Yang, Xiaoyang, Chen, Lusheng, Liu, Yong and Li, Ping in appreciation of their help and support.

Dean Moore and Director Cong visited the National Museum of China in the morning on the  23rd. Chen, Lusheng, the Vice-Director of the National Museum of China and Center for Chinese Art advisory committees invited them to attend Sheng, Meibing’s exhibition opening and later was invited to have lunch together. Dean Moore appreciates Vice- Director Chen Lusheng’s care and support for the Center for Chinese Art, and hope by both joint efforts to promote Chinese arts.

On the afternoon of the 23rd, accompanied by Center for Chinese Art Honorary Director Liu, Yong and advisory committees Li, Ping, Dean Moore and Director Cong visited Yang, Xiaoyang, President of China National Academy of Painting. They have reviewed the past two years’ activities since 2011; they were satisfied with the results of the exchange activities, achievements and good memories. They are hopeful that the future will be carried out consistently with more enhanced education of American culture and art activities.

Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art’s lecture in China 

On May 30th Director Cong was invited to visit the University of Nantong, and gave a lecture entitled, “ Art of life: an ordinary person’s struggle”.  During his stay in Nantong, he also visited the Nantong Institute of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting.

On June 6th, Director Cong visited Nanjing, and was invited by Nanjing Ninhai Middle School to make a speech on his art life journey. President Huang, Wenwu awarded Professor Cong with a commendation as the school’s special instructor. During his stay in Nanjing, he visited the Nanjing Arts Institute, Feng Jianqin, a famous oil painter and director of China Lacquer panting Committee, a famous printmaker Cheng, Mian, the Jiangsu Department of culture Deputy Director Gao, Yun, art director Chen Jianhua, and Nanjing Municipal Bureau of culture, deputy director Xu, Kaili, a famous printmaker Chen, Chao.

On June 14th, Director Cong visited Guizhou National University and Guizhou Artists Association, and was invited to Guizhou National University to held a lecture, "The United States of America Prints: twenty-first Century printmaking’s world vane". Vice President Yang, Changru awarded Professor Cong as honorary professor for the University. At Guizhou National University Professor Cong Zhiyuan met with Foreign Affairs Office’s director, Lu, Yinghong, deputy director Zeng, Li, and the Academy of Fine Arts Dean Wang, Jianshan. They discussed and exchanged the education in art; they all hope that in the University printmaking, especially for a graduate course, they can have substantial cooperation in the future.

On July 3rd Professor Cong visited Beijing Normal University, which was invited to give Princeton University in Beijing’s students a special art lecture series entitled "the Endless life of Chinese art: Conflict and balance". The topic carried on with Princeton University’s teachers during the Dinner section. While in Beijing professor Cong also paid a special visit to the Chinese Artists Association Executive Chairman Wu, Changjiang, China Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum Curator Wang, Huangsheng, Tsinghua University Professor and Vice President of China Printmaking Committee Dai, Daquan, and China Academy of Chinese Painting Institute Vice President Fan, Yang, to communicate and discuss the possibility of further mutual cooperation and exchanges.

On July 1st, Professor Cong was invited to visit Ningxia Yinchuan. While in Ningxia the Professor made a special visit to a famous printmaker and Ningxia Artists Association Chairman Luo, Guirong and his studio, and also observed his students' artwork. Professor Cong also met with Northwest National University International office Director and Academy of Fine Arts Director, to have conversation about both University’s art education curriculum. During his visit of the Western Xia imperial tombs, he received a special interview with the Ningxia TV station and the Ningxia evening news program.

Special Interviews

Professor Cong, as an artist and Director of William Paterson University Center for Chinese Art, has accepted some special interviews and media news reports during the visit in China.


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Organize International Exhibition and invite Distinguished Visiting Artists from China

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with SGC International Wisconsin 2013 and College of Printmaking, China National Art Institute to invite a group artists for an artists residency program, an international printmaking exhibition and an international panel presentation from March 9th – March 25, 2013.

Golden Prize Winners of China National Printmaking Exhibition, Guirong Luo, Chao Chen visit William Paterson University

Guirong Lou, a Researcher of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute is the First-Class of the National Artist and Vice-president of Yingchuang Artist Association. He has totally won 15 medals such as the gold, silver and bronze medal of the National Arts and Printmaking Exhibition, the Guanlan International Printmaking Award, Chinese Arts Goldcolor Prize, The Luxun Printmaking Prize and so on since 1990.

Chao Chen, a Researcher at the China Jiangsu Printmaking Academy, Jiangsu Art Museum is a first level Chinese artist at the national level. Frequently exhibited in national and international art exhibitions, Chen’s works have won various awards such as Gold Medal of the 16th China National Printmaking Exhibition, 2011; Bronze Award of the 10th and the 11th China National Printmaking Exhibition, and the highest honors The Luxun Printmaking Prize by China Printmaking Society.

Master Printmaking Demonstration: Lithograph, and Woodcut I

     Location: Printmaking Studio Room 143
                      Power Art Center

     March 11, 2013
     11:00am – 12:30pm
              Printmaking demonstration: Reduction Woodcut
              By Guirong Lou
     2:30pm – 4:00pm
               Printmaking demonstration:Lithograph
               By Eileen Foti
    
     Open only to art students and faculty. For outside
     visitors, please call 973 720 2799 for register.

Master Printmaking Demonstration:Woodcut II, Chao Chen

     Location: Printmaking Studio Room 143
                      Power Art Center

     March 13, 2013
     11:00am – 12:30pm
    

     Open only to art students and faculty. For outside
     visitors,please call 973 720 2799 for register.

Panel Presentations: Printmaking in Today’s China

     Location: Ben Shahn Room 146
     2:30am- 4:30pm, Wednesday, March 13, 2013
     Moderator: Zhiyuan Cong
     Panelists:
Chao Chen, Guirong Lou

     Open to Public

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INTERNATIONAL  PRINTMAKING  EXHIBITION

     Makers in Print: International Exhibition
     January 18 – March 23, 2013
     Hosted by the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
     and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Wisconsin.

     Coordinated by Center for Chinese Art at William
     Paterson University and the Printmaking College of National Art Institute

     China Exhibition Curator:  Daquan Dai,
                                               Zhiyuan Cong

Makers in Print explores the vitality of printmaking around the world through the work of artists from South Korea, China, South Africa, Poland, Mexico, and Argentina. Curators were invited to select artists from their countries whose work exemplifies the foremost techniques and concepts in the medium. This presentation is a central component to the national conference of Southern Graphic Council International (SGCI).

Distinguished visiting artists:

Guang Jun, Professor at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Honorary President of the China National Printmaking Association and Executive Dean of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute.

Daquan Dai, Professor of Tsinghua University, is a Vice-president of the Chinese Printmaking Association, and Associate Dean of the Printmaking College of China National Art Institute.

Qi Chen, Professor And Provost of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, is a Secretary-General of the China National Printmaking Association.

Long Chen, Research fellow of China National Art Institute.

Dongxia Li, Research fellow of China National Art Institute.

Guirong Lou, Research fellow of China National Art Institute, Vice-President of Yingchuang Artist Association.

Yue Yang, Professor and Associate Dean of the Art School of Qingdao University, President of the Qingdao Artist Association.

Yuanfan Zhang, Professor of China Academy of Art, Vice-President of Zhejiang Province Artist Association.

Panel Presentations: Printmaking in today’s China

     Location: The 41st SGC International
     Printmaking Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

     10:45am- 11:45pm, March 22, 2013

     Panel Chair: Zhiyuan Cong
     Panelists:
Guirong Luo, Chen Chao

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


Play Ink- Ink Play: Chinese Opera Painting
Visiting Artists from Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China
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The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with Art Department, University Galleries, and College of Arts and Communication, will host exhibition, symposium, Chinese mounting workshop and a Chinese Painting Demonstration, during the exhibition: Play Ink- Ink Play period especially for CCAF festival.

Chinese opera painting exhibition explains this special phenomenon of modern Chinese ink painting in a quite reasonable way that artists take opera as a specific object of sentiment, and bestow it with freedom of expression.  This exhibition displays the opera figure paintings created by some outstanding Chinese painters, such as Guan Liang, Lin Fengmian, Huan Yu, Cheng Shifa and Ding Liren. Their works usually take consideration about cultural elements of opera as theme to express themselves and their thoughts about life. There are also some artists using opera’s symbols to pursue renovation of modern ink painting’s patterns. The combination of opera and ink art brings more freedom of emotion and imagination not only to the painters but also to the audience.

Exhibition: Play Ink- Ink Play - The Art of Chinese Opera Painting University

Hosted by Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, University Art Galleries, College of the Arts and Communication and The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

  Exhibition dates: March 4 – April 12, 2013
  Reception: 2:00pm- 4:00pm
                     Sunday, March 3, 2013

  Location: Court Gallery, Ben Shahn Center for                            the Visual Arts

  Chinese Scroll Mounting Workshop

  Dates: March 2, 2013 Saturday 9:30am - 4pm

  Instructors:  Zhiyuan Cong, Professor WPUNJ
                      Jingmei Liu, a Mounting master from                         Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum

  Location: Printmaking studio, Power Art Center 144

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Lecture and Presentation: Chinese Painting and Chinese Opera Visiting artists Jian Zhang, Director of Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum and his delegation.

  Location: Ben Shahn room 146
  2:30am- 4:30pm, Monday, March 4, 2013­­

The Liu Haisu Art Museum is a national art museum in Shanghai, China.  The museum is named after Mr. Liu Haisu, one of the founders of China New Art Movement in the beginning of the 20th century.

For more information about this event, or about the Center for Chinese Art, please call the Center at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

Awards in 2012

At the Center for Chinese Art we have been striving for excellence not only in connecting the United States to China, but in everything we do. In 2012 we have been rewarded for these goals and honored for them. In the picture you will see the following awards: Gold Award, for Summer Art in China Study Abroad Program, William Paterson University by The 27th Annual Educational advertising Higher Education Marking Report, GA, 2012; Ground Award in APEX 2012, the 24th Annual Award for Publication Excellence Competition by Communications Concepts, VI and Two Silver Awards for 2011 Summer Art in China Catalog and Program: Monographs, William Paterson University by 49th Annual Award Show, ADCNJ, The Place for Creative Professionals, NJ  2012, and Chinese Cultural Ambassador Award to Zhiyuan Cong, New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, 2012.