Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Artists Visit William Paterson University

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

October 30, 2018

At the invitation of Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, a group of 12 Chinese contemporary printmaking artists led by Chao Chen, Associate Director of Jiangsu Provincial Printmaking Academy, visited New York and New Jersey for a printmaking exhibition and academic exchange from October 26 to 30, 2018.

The exhibition artists include Daquan Dai, the leading figure in Chinese contemporary printmaking, as well as more than a dozen key figures in Chinese printmaking, including Qinglu Yuan, Minjie Zhang, Guirong Luo, Qiongde Cao, Jianshan Wang, Yanpeng Li, Chengyou Yu, Xu Qi, and Chao Chen, who have won Gold medals at China and international printmaking exhibitions in recent years. There are also more than 20 rising talents such as Haonan Tan, Jianxiang Zhu, Bin Zhou, and Yunzh Zhoui, who won Gold and Silver medals in China's national printmaking exhibitions and youth printmaking competitions.

On October 30, the delegation of contemporary Chinese printmakers came to William Paterson University for a day of intensive, fruitful visits and exchanges. The artists visited the campus and Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University in the morning. From 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., lectures and demonstrations were held at the Power Art Center. Then from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. they participated the workshop in our print studio with the faculty and students. The students studied and created Chinese printmaking artworks under the guidance of three groups of visiting artists. Chinese artists and our students were all excited and are looking forward to more cultural events in the future. Professor Cong said that the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University will continuously plan and organize China-U.S. art exchange activities, and printmaking will be a focus of the Center’s projects.

The Chinese artists left New Jersey on Oct. 31. The exhibition continues through January 26, 2019 at the Gallery located at 91a Allen Street in Manhattan. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.