Exhibitions

Exhibitions will be one of the most important activities of the Center for Chinese Art.  Exhibitions will be arranged and organized to provide more opportunities for students to learn about both Chinese art and culture. They will showcase the high-quality and unique production of internationally renowned artists,  William Paterson faculty, and student artists.  The Center will curate Chinese art exhibitions and display them in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts and Power Art Center galleries of William Paterson University in New Jersey, and arrange for these exhibits to tour other universities in America and China.  Subsequently, an exhibition catalogue with an introduction to the exhibition themes and interpretive essays on the history, culture, and arts of the period or region will be published in both English and Chinese. Conferences, lectures, and demonstrations will be presented and receptions will be hosted during these exhibitions.

Past Exhibitions


Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition and Symposium
Exhibition: November 7-16, 2014; Symposium: November 5-8, 2014

 

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 Panel Discussion:
Exhibition Opening Reception
November 7th, 2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Asian Cultural Center, Manhattan Art Gallery
15 E 40th Street, New York, NY

Panel Discussion
November 7th, 2014, 1:30pm-2:30pm

Exhibition Opening Ceremony
November 7th, 2014, 2:30pm-3:00pm

Exhibition Reception
November 7th, 2014, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Visiting Professor Art Demonstrations:
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Animation
November 6th, 2014 , 10:00am-12:00pm; 2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: William Paterson University Power Art Center, Ben Shahn for Visual Arts and Center for Chinese Art

November 5, Wednesday. 2:30pm-4:30pm
Power Art P143, Professor: Zhiyuan Cong
Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration
By Josh Z. Yu, Professor and Director of Special Projects,
Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

November 6, Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Ben Shan B216, Professor: Charles Magistro
Painting and Drawing Demonstration
By Yifei Gan, Professor of Howard Community College, MD

November 6, Thursday, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Ben Shan B201, Professor: Leslie Nobler
Graphic Design Presentation
By Fang Chen, Professor of Pennsylvania State University, PA

November 6, Thurday, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Power Art P145, Professor: Elaine Lorenz
Ceramic Sculpture Demonstration
By Xinggang Wang, Professor of the Capital Normal University,
Beijing, China

November 6, Thursday, 2:00pm-4:30pm
Ben Shan B204, Professor: Steve Rittler
Computer Animation Demonstration and Presentation
By Ying Tan, Professor of Art at University of Oregon, OR

Symposium:
Contemporary Art in a Cross-Cultural Context between the East and the West

November 8th, 2014, 9:00am-11:30am
Group Discussions
2D fine arts group, Power Art Building, P143
3D fine arts group, Power Art Dean’s Conference room, P113
Digital and computer design group, Ben Shan Visual Art Center, B100
Art history group, Ben Shan Visual Art Center, B129

Symposium Presentation
2:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Crossing the Pacific to the Atlantic: Conversations with the Masters
November 10, Monday 2:30pm-4:30pm
Power Art P143
By Gogkai Pan, the renown Chinese painter and former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Beijing, China
Lusheng Chen, Famous Art Critic, Deputy Director at the National Museum of China
Qinghe Liu, A Master of Chinese Painting and Professor, the Central Academy of fine Arts,
Bejing, China

Please Click here for Call for Entry Detail Information and Form

All events are open to the public and free of charge.
Catalogues will be available at the opening reception or afterward by request.

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


The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Presents:
Flaming Watercolor
A Traveling Exhibition of the Watercolor Painting Collection of the Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China

 

September 6th - September 17th, 2014

Organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China and Riverside Gallery in New Jersey, this exhibition includes forty watercolors paintings by China’s most famous watercolor painters, in the collection of the Liu Haisu Art Museum in Shanghai. The visual language of the collection is diverse, with themes encompassing landscape, as well as figurative and still life. The artistic expression of the exhibition utilizes realism, abstraction, as well as traditional and contemporary modalities with a fresh, colorful and elegant style executed passionately by each artist. Bringing the collection to the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area promotes the international exchange of arts between China and the United States, and highlights the beauty of watercolor, the first western form of painting (media) used in China.

September 6, 2014
3:00pm-3:30pm
CCART 5 Year Celebration
3:40pm-4:40pm
Panel Discussion
4:30pm-6:00pm
Exhibition Opening Reception
Location: One Riverside Square, Suite 201, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Mon-Fri: 10am-9:30pm, Sat: 10am-9pm

September 8, 2014
2:30pm-4:30pm
Presentation: Watercolor Painting Development in China
by Zhongming Yang, Director of Exhibitions, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum
Location: 143 William Paterson University Power Art Center, Wayne, NJ 07470

 


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.


Play Ink- Ink Play: Chinese Opera Painting
Visiting Artists from Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China

 

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.

 


 From Copper to Blue Film: William Paterson University Etching Exhibition

 

Sponsored by the Louis Bay 2nd Library & Community Center, the College of Arts and Communication, Art Department, and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

November 17th –November 30th, 2012

Located at 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 07506

This exhibition is highlighting the printmaking program of William Paterson University, showing the printmaking work of our students, focusing on the media of etching. Most of the works are from the current Fall 2012 semester, but some select pieces are from our former students. The Printmaking program of William Paterson University is one of the best-equipped and most innovative programs in New Jersey. Our program aims to provide teaching of the traditional printmaking techniques such as copper etching, as well as to develop the new media “Blue Film” etching with our students. We want to educate in the excellent culture and knowledge of traditional printmaking, but we also strive to develop new courses to update our curriculum and keep up with the modern trends and techniques. More than 30 works presented in this exhibition showcase etching techniques from the past up to the most current production of printmaking, and show how our students have followed the printmaking tradition and make it contemporary.

Saturday, November 17

2:00pm - 5:00pm Reception:

2:00pm - 3:00pm Lecture: An introduction of the printmaking by Professor Zhiyuan Cong, the Head of the printmaking program of William Paterson University

For more information about this event, please call 973.427.5745 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506, or contact the Center for Chinese Art, at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.


Chinese Art Exhibition - Zhiyuan Cong
Presented by the Louis Bay 2nd Library and Community Center

 

February 6th to March 2nd, 2012

Located at 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 07506

The Louis Bay 2nd Library in Hawthorne is delighted to present a solo exhibition of Chinese artwork by world renowned artist, Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University of New Jersey. Professor Cong's works have been selected for display at numerous national art exhibitions and museums in both China and the United States, including the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The exhibition is part of the library's Celebrate China focus for the month of February.

12:00pm - 4:30pm - Reception: Saturday, February 18th

1:00pm - 3:00pm - Lecture: Appreciation of Chinese Painting, & Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration: Lotus Flower

For more information about this event, please call 973.427.5745 Lafayette Ave, Hawthorne, New Jersey 07506, or contact the Center for Chinese Art, at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu.

 

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