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


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
A Gathering: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition

October 26 - November 14, 2015

Executive Curator: Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of College of the Arts and Communication

This exhibition is organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, the Printmaking Academic Committee of the National Artists Association of China, and in collaboration with the Riverside Gallery of New Jersey.

"This “Gathering” of the talented contemporary printmaking artists from the middle kingdom is but another gift to the west, and to that end and provides clear validation that the evolution of the medium, humbly spoken of here, is alive and well represented by these outstanding individuals as evidenced on this exhibition."

-Daryl Joseph Moore
Dean of College of the Arts and Communication

Artists:
Qiongde Cao, Vice President of Guizhou Provincial Artists Association, Guiyang
Chao Chen, Researcher at the China Jiangsu Printmaking Academy, Nanjing
Lu Jiang, President of the National Printmaking Academic Committee of China, Beijing
Yanpeng Li, Vice President of Hebei Art Academy, Shijiazhuang
Guirong Lou, Researcher of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute, Yingchuan
Jianshan Wang, Professor and Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang
Chengyou Yu, President of Heilongjiang Provincial Art Academy, Harbin
Minjie Zhang, Professor and Director of the Mural Department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou

For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799, email ccart@wpunj.edu, or Call Riverside Gallery at 201.488.3005, email riversidegallery@usa.com.

 


A Traveling Exhibition from Beijing to Nantong, China
A Long Journey through the Arts: Zhiyuan Cong Art Collections

September 28th to October 16th, 2015

Organized by the Municipal Government of Nantong, the National Chinese Painting Association and the Nantong Central Art Museum of China

This is Professor Zhiyuan Cong’s traveling exhibition, which is hosted by the National Museum of China, William Paterson University, the National Artist Association Art committee and Chinese-American Art Faculty Association in June 2015. This exhibition show more than 80 pieces of paintings, which demonstrate Cong’s creative efforts and experiments through the years, from traditional to modern, Oriental to Western.

Opening reception: 3:00pm-6:00pm, 09/29/2015
Location: The Nantong Central Art Museum of China

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.


Journey Long and Long Journey: Zhiyuan Cong Art Exhibition

June 10- June 14, 2015
National Museum of China, Beijing

Organized by the Art Committee of National Artist Association of China, Chinese–American Art Faculty Association, William Paterson University, supported by Chinese Painting Institute of Jiangsu Province, and advised by China National Academy of Painting.


"This exhibition is the culmination and celebration of artistic growth, exploration and expression spanning three decades, thoughtfully curated by Chen Lusheng – artist, author and assistant director of the National Museum of China. It is a testament to his wisdom and recognition of Zhiyuan Cong’s relevance to the land of his birth as well as the bridge that represents his transcendent journey between America and the amazing 5,000 year-old culture of China. His place in the canon of contemporary artists whose ambition and drive moved them beyond the familiar confines of the Middle Kingdom to experience success on both continents is secure — validating his leadership in the advancement of the arts as well as China’s crucial place in that advancement. That leadership is manifest in his position as founding director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, the first center of its kind on a state university campus in the United States. Additionally, he has achieved the rank of full professor and is the coordinator of the printmaking area in the College of the Arts and Communication’s Visual Arts department, admired by his peers and sought after as a teacher in our progressive academic programs."

Daryl Joseph Moore
Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication
William Paterson University

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.


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Zhiping Lu: Aesthetics of Printmaking

 

 

Organized by The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, the University Gallery, and Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China.

Zhiping Lu: Aesthetics of Printmaking
Exhibition Date: January 20 - March 27, 2015
William Paterson University South Gallery

Exhibition Opening Reception
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Ben Shahn Center Lobby

William Paterson University

300 Pompton Rd, 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.


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

Organized by Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University; Asian Cultural Center; Chinese-American Art Faculty Association; China International Cultural Association

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

The planning committee for the exhibition:
Chairs Zhiyuan Cong and Yannan Geng

Exhibition curator: Zhiming Guan

Exhibition Judges:
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

Opening Reception: November 7, 2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Panel Discussion: 1:30-2:30pm

Moderator: Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication, WPUNJ

Exhibition Opening Ceremony: 2:30-3:00pm

MC: Ms. Yannan Geng, Director of the Asian Cultural Center

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
Location: Riverside Gallery
One Riverside Square, Suite 201
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Mon-Fri: 10am-9:30pm, Sat: 10am-9pm

September 19th, October 4th, 2014
Location: Consulate General of the P. R. China in New York 5th floor (Special invitation from the Consulate)

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
Moderator:
Daryl Moore, Dean, College of Arts and Commutation, WPUNJ
Panelists:
Mark J. S. Lim, Professor of Pratt Institute New York Charles Magistro, Professor of William Paterson University
Xin Wang, Deputy Director of Academic Department Liu Haisu Museum
Hyun Jung Kim, Professor of Montclair University Yoon Kyung Youl, Artist in New Jersey
Zhiyuan Cong, the Exhibition Curator and Professor of William Paterson University

4:30pm-6:00pm Exhibition Opening Reception
Location: One Riverside Square, Suite 201, 
                Hackensack, NJ 07601

September 8, 2014, 2:30pm-4:30 pm
Watercolor Painting Presentation and Demonstration Professor Zhiyuan Cong and Zhongming Yang, Director of Exhibitions, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum
Location: 143 William Paterson University, Power Art Center, Wayne, NJ 07470

September 19, 2014, 3:00pm -5:00pm
Exhibition Opening Reception
Location: Consulate General of the P. R. China in New York 5th floor (Special invitation from the Consulate)

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.

 

 

  

 

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