02/09/2019 - 03/10/2019 Mengqi Wang, a Leading Figure of China New Literati Painting Circle, visited William Paterson University At the invitation of Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Professor Mengqi Wang, representative of China New Literati Painting, visited the University from February 9, 2019 to March 10, 2019. During his visit, Wang held an exhibition of his Chinese ink paintings “Where the Heart Belongs” at the New York Gallery of Chinese Art, NYC, gave a lecture on “Mengqi Wang and the China New Literati Painting,” and a demonstration of Chinese ink painting at the University. Mengqi Wang A leading figure of China New Literati Painting circle. He was the Chair and Professor of Chinese Painting Department at Nanjing Arts Institute and Professor of Art College at Shanghai University. Currently, he is a researcher at the China National Academy of Painting in Beijing. His works have been displayed in Chinese national exhibitions and international exhibitions such as “China: 5,000 Years, Innovation and Transformation in the Arts” at Guggenheim Museum. His figure ink paintings, together with his views on art and life, have influenced a whole generation of Chinese artists.