Professor Weishan Wu, Dean of the Academy of Chinese Sculpture Visits WPUNJ

The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University Distinguished Visiting Artist Series


Lecture and Presentation: Soul of Sculptural Art of Weishan Wu

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
At 144C Power Art Center, 25 Power Ave, Wayne, NJ, 07470

Professor Weishan Wu, a distinguished sculptor, was invited to the U.S. to have his special solo art exhibition at the UN, NYC. He is the Dean, Academy of Chinese Sculpture and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and the Society of Portrait Sculptors in the UK. Mr. Wu won the Pangolin Award of the British Society of Portrait Sculptors in 2003. He also 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. Thus, the Nanjing Museum of China hosts a permanent gallery called The Cultural Celebrity Sculptures of Weishan Wu, and INJE University of South Korea hosts likewise a Weishan Wu Sculpture Park.

Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art, said, “We are very pleased that our students have such a rare opportunity to hear the lecture by a Chinese master of sculpture. Professor Wu has created so many wonderful sculptures in such a young age. With his outstanding talent, extraordinary energy, excellent sense of art, and handy skills, he is a model of genius and diligence among artists and a legend among sculptors.”

After the lecture, Professor Weishan Wu, accompanied by Professor Cong, visited the campus and CCART. Dr. Edward Weil, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dr. Steve Han, Associate Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Communication, met with the Wu couple. Margaret Lam and David Yen, Honorary Directors of CCART, invited the Wu couple to dinner in the evening.