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

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. 


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.


From Copper to Blue Film: William Paterson University Etching Exhibition


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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


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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.



Exhibition of Chinese Drawing from China Central Academy of Fine Arts


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Exhibition Date: October 24 - November 23, 2011

An exhibition of ninety-one Chinese masters' drawings from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, spanning a sixty-year period, from 1950 to 2010, will be shown in the Court Gallery and East Gallery of Ben Shahn at William Paterson University.

The exhibition will feature many distinguished artists including: Wu, Zuoren; Jin, Shangyi; Zhou, Sicong; Zhu, Naizheng; Pan, Gongkai and Xu, Bing.

Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts is ranked as the highest art institute in China, and is the only art institute that is directly governed by the Cultural Minister of the Chinese Government.

Exhibition Reception: October 24, 5:00-7:00

Location: Ben Shahn center for Visual Art Court Gallery, and East Gallery

William Paterson University 300 Pompton rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

 

For additional information, contact CCART at ccart@wpunj.edu or the University Galleries at johnsene@wpunj.edu
 


Collision and Equilibrium: American Youth Printmaking Exhibition


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October 1 - October 13, 2011

The Liu Haisu Art Museum, 1660 Hong Qiao Road, Shanghai, China

This Exhibition is part of the 2011 Shanghai Youth International Biannual Exhibition. There are 82 printmaking works selected from more than 25 universities across America. 

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University hosted the exhibition, in conjunction with Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum and Shanghai Artists Association in China

Curator: Zhiyuan Cong, Professor and Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University

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Summer Art in China 2011 Photo Exhibition

 

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Summer Art in China 2011 Photography Exhibition

Photographs by the University's students and faculty who participated in Wiliam Paterson's 2011 Summer Art in China program are on view in the Power Art Gallery.

Twenty-four art students and faculty spent twenty-three days during May and June traveling throughout China viewing the country's ancient and contemporary art, experiencing its unique culture, bustling cities, and vast countryside.

Exhibition date: September 9- September 30, 2011

September 29, 2011 

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibition Reception

Location: Power Art Gallery
William Paterson University
25 Power Art ave, Wayne, NJ 07470

For additional information, contact CCART at ccart@wpunj.edu

 

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Ink Rhythm from River and Sea: Inheritance and Innovation

An Exhibition from Nantong Institute of Calligraphy and Chinese Painting 

Exhibition date: October 21- November 26, 2010

October 21, 2010, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Chinese Painting Demonstrations
by visiting artists from Nantong, China

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Discussion: Modern Themes in Traditional Techniques

A panel of featured artists will discuss traditional art making techniques used to present themes from modern life in China with a question and answer period.  

Panelists: Zhiyuan Cong and Visiting Artists

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Opening Reception

Location: South Gallery
Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts
William Paterson University
Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470


International Student Exchange Exhibition from Taipei National University of the Arts and William Paterson University

Exhibition dates: September 25 – October 15, 2010

Opening Reception: September  30, 2010 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: Power Art Gallery
William Paterson University
25 Power Art Center, Wayne NJ 07470

The Department of Art and Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University cordially invite you and your guests to the opening reception of the International Students Exchange Exhibition from Taipei National University of the Arts and William Paterson University. More than 40 printmaking works by undergraduate and graduate students from Taipei National University of the Arts and William Paterson University will be exhibited at Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University.

For more information, please call at 973.720.2799 or email ccart@wpunj.edu


Printmaking from William Paterson University

Reception: May 6, 2010 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Exhibition Date: May 6 - June 27, 2010

Location:  Riverdale Art Center Gallery
                 2 Newark Pompton Turnpike
                 Riverdale, NJ 07457-1139

 

The Riverdale Art Center, Department of Art and the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University cordially invite you and your guests to the opening reception of the Printmaking Exhibition from William Paterson University. There are more than 50 monoprints, etchings, lithographs, and screen prints by faculty and students from William Paterson University at the Riverdale Art Center Gallery, Riverdale, New Jersey.

For more information please call 973.513.9250 or email  info@riverdaleartcenter.org