Perception and Vision: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition

Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

08/05/2016 – 08/30/2016
Homnicen International Culture & Art Center, Guiyang, China


Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, The China International Culture Association, Guizhou Minzu University, China, Chinese-American Art Faculty Association, USA


The Artists Association of Guizhou Province, Culture Communication Center of Guiyang Confucius Academy


Homnicen Group of Guizhou, China, Art College, Guizhou Nationalities University of China

Planning Committee for the Symposium and Exhibition

Honorary Chairmen

Xueli Zhang, President of the Board of Directors, the Guizhou Nationalities University
Wenliang Tao, President of the Guizhou Nationalities University

Directors of the Executive Committee

Zhiyuan Cong, Professor, Director of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, and Chair of the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association
Jianshan Wang, Professor, Dean of the Art College, Guizhou Nationalities University
Li Zeng, Director, Office of International Cooperation and Exchange Affairs

Members of the Executive Comittee

Chung-Fan Chang, Lian Duan, Jiawei Gong, Zhimin Guan

The theme of "Perception and Vision: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty" is to examine the survival, tolerance, absorption, and development of art in the new era and in the multiethnic and multicultural atmosphere and environment from the perspective of Chinese art professors in the United States, a special group of artists. Experts and scholars from more than 50 colleges and universities in China and abroad have held academic exchanges, group discussions, art demonstrations, conference speeches, creative collecting and art exhibitions in Guizhou. This exhibition is the first time for Chinese art professors in the United States as an overseas art group to appear in China. From New York, New Jersey, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, and Georgia, the college professors are active in Sino-American art worlds. While they teach American students and its public about Chinese traditional culture, they also introduce Western modern art to China and in the process become the catalyst of East/West modern artistic revitalization. On August 6, when the exhibition is held in Guiyang, more than 40 Chinese-American art professors (artists) who are active in the higher art education at American universities, will come to Guiyang and Guizhou Minzu University with their artworks, they will open a door to Sino-American art exchange, and thus promote communication between East and West and deepen and promote cultural understanding and interaction.