Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Scholar, Lijun Xiong, Holds Lecture at William Paterson University

The Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation Distinguished Visiting Artist Series

November 6, 2018

Professor Lijun Xiong's art exhibition "Drifting Fragments" "opens at the Power Art Gallery at William Paterson University on Oct 30, 2018. The faculty, students of the University, as well as the delegation of Chinese Printmakers from China, participated in the opening reception. Professor Zhiyuan Cong, Director of the Center for Chinese Art hosted the reception. Professor Daryl Joseph Moore, Dean of the College of Arts and Communication, offered congratulations on the opening of the exhibition. Professor Xiong introduced the concept of her paintings and answered the audience's questions. The exhibition runs from October 19 to November 9, 2018.

Lijun Xiong is Associate Professor of the Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and Director of the Teaching and Research Office of the Painting Department. She is a representative of China's "cartoon generation" young painters. In December 2017, she came to the U.S. for a one-year stay as a visiting scholar at the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University.

On November 6, Professor Xiong gave a lecture at Power Art Center entitled "The Art Heritage of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute & Lijun Xiong’s Artwork.” In the lecture, she introduced the emerging artists and works of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in different times, especially the development of contemporary art in Sichuan. Then she talked about her idea of personal creation and two different stages of painting. Finally, she introduced the teaching system in the Painting Department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and her students' works. Listening with great interest, the students showed their love of Xiong’s artworks and fully interacted with her by asking questions. Xiong’s exhibition and lecture have been highly praised by the students and faculty at William Paterson University.