Visiting Artists

Visiting artists will be invited to participate in exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and workshops. Such programs highlighting Chinese art and culture may lead to reciprocal agreement with other universities and venues that promote not only individual artists but future intellectual and artistic exchanges as well.

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Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2015


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Artists from the Printmaking Academic Committee of the National Artists Association of China

This group distinguished artists from China, who are Golden and Silver Award Winners of National and International Printmaking Exhibition, visited William Paterson University for an Exhibition, Lecture, Demonstration and Panel Discussion from October 23 to November 1, 2015.

Qiongde Cao, Vice Chair of Artists Association of Guizhou Province, President of Guiyang Academy of Art, Executive Vice Director of the Guiyang Museum of Art. His works received the Gold Award at the 17th National Printmaking Exhibition, Lu Xun Printmaking Award, and China Publishing Government Award.


Chao Chen, Researcher at the China Jiangsu Printmaking Academy. His works received the Gold Award at the 16th National Printmaking Exhibitions; the International Award at the 41st Asian Modern Arts Exhibition in Japan, and the Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards at the Jiangsu Printmaking Exhibitions.


Yanpeng Li, Vice President of Hebei Art Academy, Shijiazhuang, Hebei. He received the the Silver Prize at the 1996 13th National Printmaking Exhibition; the Bronze Prize at the 1998 14th National Printmaking Exhibition; The Gold Prize from the 1999 8th National Constellation Awards.


Jianshan Wang, is currently Professor and Dean of School of Fine Arts at Guizhou Nationalities University. Wang received numerous awards including Bronze Prize at the 9th National Fine Arts Exhibition; Silver Prize at Qingdao International Biennial Printmaking Exhibition; Lu Xun Printmaking Award for 1980 1990.


Chengyou Yu, is currently President of the Printmaking College of Heilongjiang. He has won numerous awards, including Gold Prize at the 1992 Japan-China Printmaking Exhibit; Silver Prize at the 1996 13th National Printmaking Exhibition; 1999 Lu Xun Printmaking Award for 1980-1990.


Minjie Zhang, is currently Professor and Director of the Mural Department, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou. He has won numerous awards, including Grand Prize at the 1992 11th National Printmaking Exhibition; and Award of Excellence at the 2015 15th Krakow International Triennial Printmaking Exhibition.



Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Zhiping Lu, A Master Printmaker from Shanghai, China

Zhiping Lu, President of Shanghai Printmaking Association was invited for an Artists Residency Program, an International Printmaking Exhibition, Art Demonstration, and Lectures from January 18-26, 2015. 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.


Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2014


Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Xinggang Wang, A Contemporary Sculpture and Professor from the Capital Normal University, Beijing, China

Xinggang Wang was invited as a visiting artist by CCART from November 6 to December 12, 2014 for Sculpture Demonstration: Life Drawing and artist residency at William Paterson University.

Xinggang Wang, is a member of both the Chinese Sculptors Association. 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.


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

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. This group master from China and from American, who are horned by Chinese Government to be invited for Lecture, Demonstration and Panel Discussion in New York city and New Jersey from November 4 to November 12, 2014.

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.



Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Collision and Confluence: Chinese-American Art Faculty Demonstration and Presentation

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. They visited William Paterson University for an Exhibition, Lecture, Demonstration and Panel Discussion from November 6-8, 2014.

Josh Z. Yu, Professor and Director of Special Projects, Savannah College of Art and Design is for a Chinese ink painting demonstration and presentation at 2:30-4:30pm, Wednesday, November 5, 2014.


Yifei Gan, Professor Hoverd Committee College is for a painting demonstration at 10:00pm-12:00pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014.


Fang Chen, Professor of Graphic Design at the Pennsylvania State University is for a graphic design presentation at 2:00pm-04:30pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014.


Ying Tan, Professor of Art at University of Oregon is for a computer animation presentation at 2:30pm-04:30pm, Thursday, November 6, 2014.



Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Jianshan Wang, a Master Printmaker from Guizhou Minzuo University of China

Jianshan Wang, Professor and Dean of School of Fine Arts at Guizhou Nationalities University, and Vice Chair of Guizhou Artists Association was invited to present an printmaking Reduction Woodcut Demonstration and presentation for the faculty and students as well as for the local committee from October 26-28, 2014.

JiangShan Wang, received numerous awards including Bronze Prize at the 9th National Fine Arts Exhibition; Silver Prize at Qingdao International Biennial Printmaking Exhibition; Lu Xun Printmaking Award for 1980 – 1990.


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Xiaofu Yu, a Master Painter from Shanghai, China

Xiaofu Yu, a famous Chinese artist and Vice President of the Shanghai Artists Association, was invited to present an oil painting demonstration for the faculty and students as well as for the local committee on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

Xiaofu Yu is an iconic figure in China’s Shanghai School art scene. In 1984, his painting Tenderly I Knocked on the Door had created a nationwide sensation in the Chinese art world. Yu also won the Bronze medal of the Seventh National Art Exhibition in 1989; Gold medal of the first Shanghai Art Exhibition in 2001; and silver medal of the Tenth National Art Exhibition in 2004.


Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2013


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series: 
Huangsheng Wang, a famous Contemporary Chinese Artist visits William Paterson University

Huangsheng Wang, Director of Art Museum of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing China and Deputy Director of the Art Museum Committee of China. Xiaofu Yu, a famous Chinese artist and Vice President of the Shanghai Artists Association, was invited to visit William Paterson University for Chinese Painting Demonstration?and Lecture and Presentation from October 1 to October 10, 2013.

Huangsheng Wang, obtained the Knight medal of Art and Literature awarded by the French government In 2004, and he obtained the Knight medal awarded by the President of Italy in 2006.



Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2012


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Distinguished Visiting Artists from the Printmaking College of China National Art Institute of China

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in collaboration with SGC International Wisconsin 2013 and College of Printmaking, China National Art Institute to invite a group artists for an artists residency program, an international printmaking exhibition and an international panel presentation from March 9th – March 25, 2013.

Guirong Lou, a researcher of Printmaking College of China National Art Institute, the First-Class of the National Artist and Vice-president of Yingchuang Artist Association. He has totally won 15 medals such as the gold, silver and bronze medal of the National Arts and Printmaking Exhibition, the Guanlan International Printmaking Award, Chinese Arts Goldcolor Prize, The Luxun Printmaking Prize and so on since 1990.


Chao Chen, a Researcher at the China Jiangsu Printmaking Academy, Jiangsu Art Museum is a first level Chinese artist at the national level. Frequently exhibited in national and international art exhibitions, Chen’s works have won various awards such as Gold Medal of the 16th China National Printmaking Exhibition, 2011; Bronze Award of the 10th and the 11th China National Printmaking Exhibition, and the highest honors The Luxun Printmaking Prize by China Printmaking Society.


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Professor Weishan Wu, Academy of Chinese Sculpture, a Lecture and Presentation

Weishan Wu was invited for a Sculpture Lecture and Presentation on September 10th, 2012.

Weishan Wu, won the Pangolin Award of the British Society of Portrait Sculptors in 2003. He won the Chinese Urban Sculpture Achievement Award, the highest award in urban sculpture in China in 2009, and the China Arts Award, a special honor in Chinese literary and art circles in 2011. The Nanjing Museum of China hosts a permanent gallery, called “The Cultural Celebrity Sculptures of Weishan Wu,” and INJE University of South Korea hosts the “Weishan Wu Sculpture Park."


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Professor Shiguang Qiao and his Assistant Xianlin Kong from Tsinghua University, China

Shiguang Qiao was invited to visit William Paterson University for A demonstration, lecture, and presentation from April 7 to 10, 2012.


Shinguang Qiao, the Professor of Tsinghua University is a renowned Chinese artist and one of the pioneers in Chinese modern lacquer painting. He is also an active board member of the Chinese National Artist Association and serves as the President of the Lacquer Painting Committee at the Beijing Arts And Crafts Institute.


Mingsheng Liu and Yong Liu Distinguished Visiting Artist Series:
Demonstration of Mono-silkscreen


Dawn Chen-Ping:  former provost and currently the professor and director of the printmaking department at Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China. Professor Dawn Chen-ping is also an internationally known contemporary artist.


Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2011


Visiting Artists from China Central Academy of Fine Arts
October 21-30, 2011

Symposium: The Importance of Drawing in Foundation and Contemporary Art, Printmaking Workshop and Life Drawing Demonstration.

Sun, Jingbo: Professor and Vice President of Academic Board of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Chair of the Mural Painting Department, has had his work shown in many national art museums across the globe, and is a very renowned painter in China.


Zhou Zhiyu: Professor and Chair of Department of Foundation of the College of Design at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, a very renowned Printmaker, Poet, and Artist throughout China, and his work is collected and shown in many museums across the globe.


Wang Yuping: Associate Professor, Painting Department and graduate from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, has had much work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and nationally, and is published in "Wang Yuping Work Collection."


Wang Chunchen: Associacte Professor and Curator of Central Academy of Fine Arts' Art Museum, where he earned his PHD in Art History, has published more than 300 articles, and in 2009 won the "China Modern Art Prize."



2011 Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Rabbit
Spring 2011


Liu Yong: A famous Chinese artist, he is Director, Chief Editor, and Fine Arts Editor for a prominent magazine in Beijing.



Visiting Artists at William Paterson University in 2010


Chinese Painting and Seal Carving Workshop and Exhibition
Fall 2010


 
Kang Rong:  Director of the Chinese Art Institute of Nantong, China, Director of the Nantong Geyi Art Museum, is a first-class national birds and flower painter in China.


 
Hou Dejian: Chairman of the Nantong Association of Fine Artists, is a first-class national figurative artist in China.


 
Dong Chenwei:  Research Fellow at the Chinese Art Institute of Nantong, Vice Chairman of the Wang Geyi Art Research Society, is well known for his vivid paintings of birds and flowers in east China.


 
Zhu Jianzhong:  Research Fellow at the Chinese Art Institute of Nantong, Vice Chairman of the Nantong Association of Fine Artists, is a first-class national landscape artist in China.



International Student Exchange Program
Fall, 2010 

As 2010 Taiwan Merit Fellowship receivers from Taipei National University of Arts, Ms. Tzou, Shin-Huei; Mr. Guo, Wen-Cheng; Ms. Zhong, Pei Wen and Ms. Lee, Hsuan-pei, will be invited to William Paterson University for a graduate student exchange program from September 14 through October 28, 2010. They will take printmaking courses, give printmaking demonstrations, exhibit their works and visit art museums during their visit.

 
Tzou Shin-Huei 


 
Guo Wen-Cheng 


 
Zhong Pei Wen 


 
Lee Hsuan-Pei


The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Anniversary Celebration
Demonstration and Lecture
Fall 2010


 

 
Lu Liping: One of the top ten Chinese film actresses, she has earned the Gold Rooster, Beihua, Gold Eagle, and Best Actress awards in China. 


 
Sun Haiyan:  One of the top ten Chinese film actors, he has won the Plum award and the Czech Republic International Film award. 



Symposium: The Unity and Opposition to Tradition in Today’s Chinese Art
Spring 2010


 
Chen Lusheng:  Assistant Director of the National Art Museum of China, Vice Chairman of the Beijing Artists Association, is an art critic, scholar, and painter.


 
Fang Chuxiong:  Professor and Associate Dean of the School of Chinese Painting at Guangdong Art Institute, is a renowned artist of Flower-and-Bird Painting.


 
Lin Shuran:  Director of the Lingnan Painting Art Museum, Guangzhou, is a renowned artist of Flower-and-Bird Painting.


 
Wang Huansheng:  Professor and Director of the Art Museum of the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, is an artist of Chinese ink and wash painting, scholar, and planner of art exhibitions.