Where the Heart Belongs: An Exhibition of Chinese Ink Paintings by Mengqi Wang

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

02/09/2019 - 03/10/2019
New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NYC
Wednesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Organized By

by Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, USA
New York Gallery of Chinese Art, USA

Co-Organized By

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Research Institute at Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Mengqi Wang is a leading figure of China new literati painting circle. He was the Chair and Professor of Chinese Painting Department at Nanjing Art Institute and Professor of Fine Arts College at Shanghai University. Currently, he is a researcher at the China National Academy of Painting in Beijing. His works have displayed in Chinese national exhibitions and international exhibitions such as “China: 5,000 Years, Innovation and Transformation in the Arts” at the Guggenheim Museum.

For decades, Wang has been immersed in traditional Chinese culture, reading, and researching. He created his unique artistic language by refining form and composition, the key elements of Chinese ink painting, into his own personal abstract style, which filled his paintings with bolder cultural spirit, simpler ink lines, and unique style. Mengqi Wang not only inherited the traditional Chinese painting essence but also fully embraced contemporary concepts, which made him one of the most successful contemporary Chinese painters, making a tremendous contribution to Chinese literati painting’s legacy and development. His figure ink paintings, together with his views on art and life, have influenced a whole generation of Chinese artists.


Opening Reception

02/09/2019, 3:00-6:00 p.m., New York Gallery of Chinese Art, 91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Lecture and Demonstration

By Mengqi Wang

Host and Curator

Zhiyuan Cong

Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration

02/05/2019, 2:00–4:30 p.m. at 144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ


Mengqi Wang and China New Literati Paintings
02/12/2019, 2:00–4:30 p.m. at 144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ