The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University is dedicated to preserving and sharing the artistic heritage of China and integrating its rich tradition into the University's curriculum. Students will not only have the opportunity to view Chinese art, but draw upon its philosophy and incorporate its techniques in order to participate effectively in the increasingly global world of visual arts. The Center also aims to create an appreciation of Chinese art in New Jersey, as well as cultivate a deeper understanding between the United States and China.

Current Events

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Presents:
Summer Art in China 2015 Study Abroad Program

May 17 - June 20, 2015 (May 23 - June 14, 2015 in China)

Sponsored by Center for Chinese Art, Art Department, College of the Arts and Communication, and Center for International Education at William Paterson University

Summer Art in China 2015 is a special study abroad program founded on the understanding and appreciation of Chinese art, which, over the course of the trip will present different lectures, demonstrations and workshops from instructors and master artists in China. The program will enable American students to view Asian culture from a new perspective and to absorb elements in a different cultural tradition from their own artistic articulation and elaboration. It is a journey that investigates the resources from which Chinese culture and art are derived.

The program faculty will consist of Professor Zhiyuan Cong and Professor Lauren Razzore

Registration begins December 4, 2015, and ends February 20, 2015. (Earlier close if more than 16 students have registered)

For more information, or to schedule an appointment for registration, contact the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in the Ben Shahn Visual Art Center, B-100, email ccart@wpunj.edu, call 973.720.2799 or
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Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Zhiping Lu, A Master Printmaker from Shanghai, China

 

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with the University Gallery, and Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum invites Mr. Zhiping Lu for an Artists Residency Program, an International Printmaking Exhibition, Art Demostration, and Lectures from January 18 – 26, 2015.

Zhiping Lu, a Researcher of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute is the First-Class of the National Artist and President of Shanghai Printmaking Association. His work has been exhibited in 6th -10th China National Art Exhibition, Tokyo Fine Art College, Japan, University of South Carolina, US, and China etc.

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

Demonstration & Presentation:
Zhiping Lu and His Printmaking
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
P143 Power Art Center
William Paterson University
25 Power Avenue, 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.


Previous Events


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series
Xinggang Wang, Professor of the Academy of the fine Arts at the Capital Normal University, China

Sculpture Demonstration: Life Drawing
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 2:30pm-04:30pm

Location: P145 Power Art Center
                25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Professor Wang Xinggang was invited as a visiting artist by CCART from November 6 to December 12, 2014. Since 1995, his work has been selected and received awards in both China and overseas, published in Chinese and American art catalogs and newspapers, and collected by many galleries, universities, cultural institutions and private collections. He is a member of both the Chinese Sculptors Association and Shaanxi Artists Association.

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.


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Crossing the Pacific to the Atlantic: Conversations with the Masters

November 4-12, 2014

For promotion the cultural and art exchanges between China and America, the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University cooperates with China International Culture Association to create and develop the distinguished visiting artists program base on America.

Gongkai Pan, a master of Chinese painting, Vice President of The National Artists Association of China, former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, and former president of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. Son of the renowned painter Pan Tianshou.

Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director of the National Museum of China, Vice Chairman of the Beijing Artists Association, is a famous art critic, scholar and a painter in China. He considers himself a "contemporary literati painter".

Laurel Reuter, the founding director and chief curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art, has curated countless exhibitions. She was invited to be a Jury for Smithsonian Institute /Washington DC (2010) and received a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in NYC (2011).

Qinghe Liu, a Researcher of China National Art Institute and Professor and Associate Dean of Chinese Painting College, the Central Academy of Fine Arts of China is the First-Class of the National Artist in Contemporary Ink Painting Artist in China.

Crossing the Pacific to the Atlantic: Conversations With the Master Gongkai Pan
Chinese Painting Demonstration and Discussion
November 6, Thursday, 4:00pm-05: 30pm
Location:P 144 Power Art Center, William Paterson University

Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty
Panel Discussion
November 7, Friday, 2:00pm -3:00pm

Lusheng Cheng, Laurel Reuter, Qinghe Liu
Location: Asian Cultural Center New York Manhattan Gallery, 15 E 40th Street 12/FL New York, N.Y 10016

Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium
Contemporary Art in a Cross-Cultural Context between the East and the West
Symposium Presentations:
November 8, Satureday, 2:00pm -4:30pm,

PAN Gongkai: Pratice in border-crossing exploraion
Lusheng Cheng: My view on Contemporary Chinese Art
Laurel Reuter: Echoes from the Past
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

Crossing the Pacific to the Atlantic: Conversations With the Master Qinghe Liu and Lusherng Chen
November 10, Monday 2:30-4:30pm
Location:P 144 Power Art Center, William Paterson University

For more information, or to schedule an appointment for registration, contact the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in the Ben Shahn Visual Art Center, B-100, email ccart@wpunj.edu, or call 973.720.2799


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

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.

Message from President Waldron

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University is honored to be part of this collaborative exhibition with the Asian Cultural Center, the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association and the China International Culture Association, Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Faculty.

For centuries, societies have looked to artists and scholars to be enlightened and entertained, challenged and questioned, taught and revealed. Artists who follow the path to the teaching profession have the unique opportunity to educate their students in a most personal way, through artworks created from their own hands. Our faculty inspire students to fully actualize their creative minds, to produce works that will engage and fascinate future generations of art enthusiasts.

The beauty of art needs few words and transcends cultural and political boundaries. We celebrate the artists represented in this exhibition and the unique perspectives they bring to our world. We hope this exhibition will be just one of many more collaborations with the Asian Cultural Center, the Chinese-American Art Faculty Association and the China International Culture Association.

Kathleen Waldron, President
William Paterson University


I. Demonstration and Presentation
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Chinese ink Painting Demonstration: 2:30-4:30pm
William Paterson University Power Art Center 144
Visiting Professor: Josh Z. Yu, Professor and Director of Special Projects, Savannah College of Art and Design

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Painting, Drawing Demonstration: 10:00pm-12:00pm
William Paterson University Ben Shahn for Visual Arts B216
Visiting Professor: Yifei Gan, Professor Hoverd Committee College

Graphic Design: 2:00pm-04:30pm
William Paterson University Ben Shahn for Visual Arts B201
Visiting Professor: Fang Chen, Professor of Graphic Design at the Pennsylvania State University

Ceremic Sculpture: 2:30pm-04:30pm
William Paterson University Power Art Center 145
Visiting Professor: Xingang Wang, Professor of the Art Institute of Capital Normal University

Computer Animation: 2:30pm-04:30pm
William Paterson University Ben Shahn for Visual Arts B204
Visiting Professor: Ying Tan, Professor of Art at University of Oregon
Course Professor: Steven Rittler


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

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

Friday, November 7, 2014
Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty
Opening Reception November 7, 2014, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Asian Cultural Center Art Gallery, 12Fl, 15 E 40th Street, New York

Panel Discussion 1:30-2:30pm
Moderator: Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication, WPUNJ
Panelists: Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director at the National     Museum of China
Laurel Reuters, Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art
Qinghe Liu,Professor and Associate Dean of the College of Chinese Painting, the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China Zhiming Guan, Professor of Art, Minnesota State University, Director of Exhibition Committee, Chinese American Art Faculty Association Zhijian Qian, Professor of Art History, City University of New York

Exhibition Opening Ceremony 2:30-3:00pm
MC: Ms. Yannan Geng, Director of the Asian Cultural Center
Speaker: Mr. Chen Lei, Deputy Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in New York
Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University
Gongkai Pan, Professor and Former President of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director at the National Museum of China
Madame Margaret Lam and Mr. David Yen, Honorary Directors of CCART
Zhiyuan Cong, Professor of WPUNJ, Chair of the Chinese–American Art Faculty Association


III. Symposium
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Contemporary Art in a Cross-Cultural Context between the East and the West
9:00am-11:30 Group Meetings
Fine arts group I, Location: Power Art Building #143
Moderator; Peter Xiao
Fine arts group II, Location: Power Art Building, Dean Conference Room #113
Moderator - Yida Wang
Digital and computer design group, Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center #100 Moderator Jing Zhou
Art history group, Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center #129
Moderator- Zhijian Qian, Professor of City University of New York

2:00pm - 4:30pm
Symposium:
Contemporary Art in a Cross-Cultural Context between the East and the West
Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room, William Paterson University

Moderator: Dean Daryl Joseph Moore, WPUNJ
Introduction:
Professor Liang Duan, Concordia University
Speakers:

Gongkai Pan, Professor and Former president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director at the National Museum of China
Laurel Reuters, Director and Chief Curator of the North Dakota Museum of Art
Chengfeng Gu, Professor of Nanjing Arts Institute, China
Peter Xiao, Professor of University of Augustana College
Fine arts group I representative
Xia Gao, Michigan State University
Fine arts group II representative
Jing Zhou, Professor of Monmouth University
Digital and computer design representative
Zhijian Qian, Professor of City University of New York Art history representative


IV. Exhibition Catalog
Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty

This catalogue is published in conjunction with Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition and Symposium organized by the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Asian Cultural Center, Chinese-American Art Faculty Association and China International Cultural Association

Curator and Editor in Chief: Zhiyuan Cong
Exhibition Curator: Zhimin Guan
Executive Chief Editors:Jiawei Gong, Lian Duan

Editorial Board:
Chung-Fan Chang, Zhiyuan Cong, Lian Duan, Zhimin Guan, Jiawei Gong, David Li, Ying Tan, Yida Wang, Lawrence T. Yun

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 Delegation of Guizhou Minzuo University Visited William Paterson University

Jianrong Tang, Vice President of the Guizhou Mingzu University with Professor Jianshan Wang, Dean of the Art College and Professor Li Zeng, Director of the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation visited William Paterson University from October 26 to 28, 2014. They met Provost Warren Sandmann, Dean Daryl Joseph Moore,  Chair Lauren Razzore, Graduate Program Director Thomas Uhlein and Professor Zhiyuan Cong, the Director of the Center for Chinese Art  for discussing about the posibility of  faculty, graduate, undergraduates exchanges programs and other related matters between two Universities.

GuizhouMinzu University was founded in 1951 under the jurisdiction of the People’s Government of Guizhou Province. As one of the first minorities-oriented universities in China, it is a key provincial higher education institute sponsored jointly by the People’s Government of Guizhou Province and the State Commission for Nationalities.

Demonstration and presentation:

Guizhou Printmaking and Reduction Woodcut Printmaking by Professor Jianshan Wang

WMonday, October 27, 2014
2:00pm – 4:30pm

Location: 143 Power Art Center, William Paterson University, 25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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.

 

 


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.