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Current Position

William Paterson University, New Jersey (WPUNJ), Professor and the Head of the Printmaking Program. 1994-Present.

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Director, 2009-Present.

Chinese-American Art Faculty Association, Chairman of the Board, 2017-Present.

Work selected for the Fourth National Exhibition, and invited to Beijing for visiting the exhibition, 1974.

Creative Art Workshop of Rudong County Culture Center. First left back row is Director Kang Ping of the Center, 1973-1976

Education

Learning to make slides with Mr. Ding Jie at the Culture Center, 1976.

Village elders sending me off to college, 1977.

MFA. Printmaking, Indiana University (I.U.), Bloomington, 1989-1994.

MFA. Chinese Painting, Nanjing Arts Institute (N.A.I.), Nanjing, China, 1983-1986.

BFA. Chinese Painting, N.A.I, Nanjing, China, 1977-1980.

Bencha Joiner and Senior Middle School, Nantong, China, 1967-1972.

Bencha Primary School, Nantong, China, 1961-1967.

 CURRICULUM VITAE

College classmates Mr. Cui Xiong, Mr. Zhao Jianmin, etc.,1978

With Professor Shen Tao, my graduate advisor at Jiuzhaigou, 1984

Teaching Experience

Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Director, 2009-Present.

WPUNJ Summer Art in China—Program Director, Since 2001.

William Paterson University, New Jersey (WPUNJ), Professor and Head of the Printmaking Program. 1994-Present.

Indiana University, Bloomington, Instructor of Chinese Art, 1989-1994.

Nanjing Arts Institute, Professor of Chinese Art, 1980-1988.

Other Academic Experience

Chinese-American Art Faculty Association, Chairman of the Board, 2017-Present.

New York Art Gallery of Chinese Art, Academic committee Chairman, 2017-Present.

Member of Academic Committee, Zijin Academy of Culture & Creativity. 2017.5-Present.

Distinguished Professor, Sanjiang College, 2017.2-Present.

Chinese-American Art Faculty Association, Chair, 2013.11-2017.11

Distinguished Professor, Guizhou Minzu University, 2013.6-Present.

China Taipei National Arts University, 2005-2007

Distinguished Professor, Anhui University, 2005.6 -2011

Bergen Museum of Art and Science, NJ. Board of Trustees, 1998- 2000

Distinguished Professor, Nanjing Arts Institute, 1996.6-2012

The Printmaking Council of New Jersey (PCNJ), Board of Directors and Exhibition Committee, 1995-2002.

Qinghai Province Museum, China. Art Consultant, 1993-1997.

Asian Art Department, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Consultant and Project Coordinator, The National Endowment for the Humanities Project: "Mosaic of Asian Culture: Art from Qinghai Province, China." 1992-1994.

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL. Guest Artist, Summer, 1992.

Rudong County Arts Center, Residency Artist, 1973-1976.

After leaving China, first time inviting to home friend and Director Robinson of Asian Section of the Indianapolis Art Museum, 1993. 

Picture taken after passing my thesis defense, 1986

With Professor Ge Liangyan, a good friend, planning my first art exhibition in America, 1989.

1991-1994, recipient of Irving and Lena Lo "ILLO" Scholarship  

Coming to US with financial support from Professors Ya Ming and Chen Dayu, 1988. Picture taken with Master Ya in 2001.

Recipient of Irving and Lena Lo "ILLO" Scholarship, 1991-1994.

In a lecture series on Chinese art at Art Institute of Chicago, 1992. 

With Printmaking Professor Rudy Pozzatti at Indiana University, 1992. 

With Dr. Robinson, led a delegation of Indianapolis Museum of Art on a research tour of Qinghai Province, China, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1993.

Passing the oral defense for the MFA Degree in printmaking at Indiana University, 1993.

First solo exhibit at Elizabeth Wang Gallery, NYC, 1995. 

Honors and Awards

Ta Chun Hsu, Chair of the Starr Foundation and Mulai Zhuo, NYC financier, came to William Paterson University (WPUNJ)to see my solo exhibit,1996.

The Gold prize, Chinese-American Art Faculty Exhibition, Homnicen Art Museum, Guiyang, China, 08/2016.

Gold Award, for Catalog Summer Art in China 2015, William Paterson University by the 31th Annual Educational Advertising, Higher Education Marking Report, GA, 2016.

Ground Award, The 2nd Overseas Chinese Calligraphy and Fine Arts Exhibition by Joint Committee on Culture of China, Beijing, China, 2014.

Chinese Cultural Ambassador Award, New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, 2012.

Gold Award, for Catalog of Summer Art in China 2011, WPUNJ, the 27th Annual Educational Advertising, Higher Education Marking Report, GA, 2012.

Ground Award, Summer Art in China Program for the 24th Annual Award for Publication Excellence Competition by Communications Concepts, VI, 2012.

Silver Awards, WPUNJ Summer Art in China 2011 Catalog by 49th Annual Award Show, ADCNJ, The Place for Creative Professionals, NJ  2012.

Nominated, Fulbright Lecturing Award in Taiwan for 2008-09 Academic by Council for International Exchange of Scholars. November 26, 2007.


List on WPUNJ Faculty Excellence, 2005.

Artist- in- residency Fellowship, East- West Center, Honolulu, HI, Spring, 2002.

The New Jersey Printmaking Fellows for 2001. Rutgers University.

Best of Show, Contemporary Prints Exhibition, Seton Hall University, NJ, 1999.

The grant for the project: "Developing a Chinese Art Studio Curriculum at WPUNJ," China and Inner Asia Council, the Association for Asian Studies, 1996.

Best in Show, Imaging New Jersey, The Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 1995.

American Chinese Scholar Traveling Grant, Yixian Culture Education Foundation, 1995.

Irving and Lena Lo Scholarship, International Programs, I.U. 1990-1994.

The First- Place Award, The American States Arts Competition --1993 Exhibition, Indianapolis.

   

The Middle West Doctoral Scholarship, Yixian Culture Education Foundation, 1993.C.V. Starr Scholarship, International Programs, I.U.,1990.

Outstanding Works Award, National Committee of the International Youth Year, Beijing, 1985.

Liu Haisu Scholarship, N.A.I., 1984.

Led a delegation of New Jersey to visit Nanjing Art Institute, my Alma mater, 1996. 

Vice Governor Wang Min, President Feng Jianqin, and Mr. Wen Xiaoming from Nanjing Art Institute met with Dr. Arnold Speert, President of WPUNJ, 2000.

Director and Board member of The East-West Center at Cong's solo exhibit, 2002. 

Mr. Zhang Yishang, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations and Ms.Yue-Sai Kan at the opening ceremony of Cong's solo exhibit, 2002.    

Organized Summer Art program in China to visit Nanjing Art Institute, 2005

Went back to China to visit Professor Chen Dayu, my beloved advisor, 1998. 

The Opening Ceremony of the Art Exhibition of WPUNJ in Nanjing, attended by Dr. Einreinhofer, Professor Magistro from WPUNJ, 1998.

Making a speech at the Opening Ceremony of my solo exhibit at the United Nations Headquarters, NYC, 2002.  

Touring NJ with Chen Jian, Under-Secretary-General of the UN, Zhang Yishan, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the PRC to the UN, and other diplomats, financiers and entrepreneurs, 2003.

With Yao Zhiping, a good friend, in a meeting with high school teachers and classmates, 2005. 

With Dr. George McCloud, Vice President of Youngstown State University, to organize a solo exhibit at The Butler Institute of American Art. 2006. 

Giving an art class to art teachers of New Jersey middle and high schools, 2006.  

Organized a tour of the United States for the Chinese folk music ensemble of Nanjing Arts Institute, 2008. 

At the opening ceremony of my solo exhibit at the Nantong Art Museum, 2008.  

Organized a visiting by William Paterson University Jazz Studies program to Nanjing and Hangzhou, 2008.

With Mr. Li Jinhua, a famous alum and Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, 2008. 

With Ms. Elizabeth B. Wang, Chair of the New York Chinese Cultural Foundation, to organize an art exhibition at Citibank, 2009.  

Solo Exhibitions

2008

In the Mind of an Artist: Printmaking Works by Zhiyuan Cong, Nantong Museum, Nantong, China.

2015

A Long Journey through the Art: Zhiyuan Cong Art Collections, the Nantong Central Art Museum of China, 09/29 to 10/18, 2015.

 

Journey Long and Long Journey: Zhiyuan Cong Art Exhibition, National Museum of China , Beijing, China. 06/11- 06/ 25, 2015.

2014

Zhiyuan Cong: Printmaking, the Folio Gallery of the School of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

2013

The Rhythm of the East, Art Exhibition by Zhiyuan Cong.

Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ.

2012

Zhiyuan Cong: Chinese Art Exhibition, the Louis Bay 2nd Library

& Community Center in Hawthorne, NJ.

2006

Zhiyuan Cong: Art Exhibition. The Butler Institute of American Art, OH.

2005

The 9.11 Series Art Exhibition by Zhiyuan Cong, The Rose Marie Smith Gallery, Youngstown State University, OH.

2003

Beyond East and West --Art Works by Zhiyuan Cong, United Nations, NYC, NY.

2003

Zhiyuan Cong: Crossroads, Prints, Paintings and Western Influences. Myhelan Cultural Arts Center, NJ.

2002

Nature and Spirit: Works by Zhiyuan Cong, Art Gallery, East- West Center, Honolulu, HI.

2000

Art of Zhiyuan Cong, Fine Arts Gallery, St. John's University, New York City.

1999

Art Exhibition of Zhiyuan Cong, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, OH.

1998

Zhiyuan Cong Printmaking Works Exhibition, Qinghai Provincial Museum, Xining, China.

1997

Zhiyuan Cong: An Honest Bridge, Bergen Museum of Art, NJ.

1996

Nature and Sprit: Zhiyuan Cong, Elizabeth Wang Gallery, New York City.

Nature and Inspiration, Art Exhibition of Zhiyuan Cong, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR.

1995

Art Works by Zhiyuan Cong, Ben Shahn Art Galleries, WPUNJ.

Best in Show Award Exhibition, Art Gallery, The Printmaking Council of NJ.

1993

MFA These Exhibition, Indiana University Art Museum, IN.

1992

Exhibition of Copies of Mural Painting of Yongle Palace, Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN.

Landscape Painting by Zhiyuan Cong, The John Waldron Arts Center Gallery, Bloomington Area Arts Council, IN.

Art Exhibition by Zhiyuan Cong, Hindman Designer Gallery, Indianapolis, IN.

1990

Art Exhibition of Zhiyuan Cong, the First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, IN.

1989

Art Work by Zhiyuan Cong, CCAC Gallery, I.U., Bloomington, IN.

1986

Exhibition of Chinese Painting by Zhiyuan Cong, Fine Arts Gallery, N.A.I., China.

Revisited Indiana University with Professor Susan Nelson and Dr. B.J. Irvine. 2006

Giving a research seminar at Taipei National University of the Arts, 2006.  

Organized Summer Arts in China Program, 2008. 

With teachers and friends at the opening ceremony, 2008. 

With my high school teachers, Xu Su, Zhu Jinyu and Zhang Yingxing, during 80 anniversary celebration, 2008.

Daughter Lin Cong graduating from Duke University, 2009. 

With Margaret Lam and David Yen, funders of the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University (CCART at WPUNJ), 2009.

With Mr. Lusheng Chen, Deputy Director at the National Museum of China, who came to visit my printmaking studio, 2010. 

Visiting Professor Qi Fengge, Dean of School of Art of Shenzhen University, 2010. 

Movie stars, Sun Haiying and Lu Liping, giving a speech at the 1st anniversary of the CCART at WPUNJ, 2010.

Director Kang Rong etc., from Nantong Institute of Chinese Painting, came to WPUNJ for a visiting and art exhibition, 2010.

With Dr. Huang Yizhi for a joint art exhibit at Rutgers University, 2010. 

Yang Xiaoyang, President of China National Academy of Painting, giving a lecture to students of the Summer Arts in China Program, 2011. 

Recipient of the Chinese Cultural Ambassador Award, New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce, 2012. 

Inviting Professors Sun Jingbo, Zhou Zhiyu and Wang Yuping from Central Academy of Fine Arts for an exchange program and exhibition, 2011

Invited Mr. Qiao Shiguang, master of Chinese lacquer painting, to visit the United States, 2012. 

Paid a visit to Professors Guang Jun and Dai Daquan for organizing an art exhibition in the United States, 2012. 

Mr. Luo Guirong, Chen Chao and Zhao Qiang, Chinese Representatives at the forum on Chinese printmaking during the 2013 SGCI at Wisconsin University. 

Main Group Exhibitions

2020

Juried Group Exhibition, Integration and Innovation: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty Association 2020. Ruth Davis Design Gallery on the campus of University of Wisconsin-Madison, 02.26-04.05, 2020.

2019

Juried Group Exhibition, The Study Exhibition of Nantong Phenomenon in Chinese Fine Arts of the 20th Century. China National Art Academy Art Gallery, Beijing, 12/03/2019. Juried Group Exhibition, The Study Exhibition of Nantong Phenomenon in Chinese Fine Arts of the 20thCentury. Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, 12/15/2019. Invited Group Exhibition,Rhythm of Time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York 2018, New York Gallery of Art, NYC, 10/27/2018-01/26/2019. 

2018

The Blossoming of the Peach Blossom: The First China Print Art Exhibition, National Printmaking Institute of China, Nanjing Art Center, Nanjing, China, 05.04-05.20, 2018.

 

Cross Cultural Currents: The Art of Zhiyuan Cong, Chung-Fan Chang, Liqin Tan, Jing Zhou. West Windsor Arts Center Gallery, Princeton Junction, NJ, 4.30 – 6.22, 2018.

2017

Invited Group Exhibition, Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Ben Shahn Art Gallery, WPUNJ, 9.11-10.02.2017.

2016

Dialogue with Yinchuan: China-America International Printmaking Exhibition 2016, at Yinchuan Art Museum of China 10/09-29. 2016.

Perception and Vision: Art Exhibition by Chinese-American Art Professors, Honglicheng Art Museum, Guiyang, China 08/06-08/30, 2016.

Generation Next, the West Windsor Arts Council, NJ. 05/02 -07/09, 2016.

2015

The 21st China National Printmaking Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, 11/13-11/29, 2015

 

A Gathering: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ. 10.26-11.14,2105.

A Survey: Contemporary Printmaking and Book Art, Howard Community College Galleries, Columbia, MD. 08/20-0920, 2015

2014

Reading People—the 3rd Shanghai International Printmaking Exhibition, China Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

The 2nd Overseas Chinese Calligraphy and Fine Arts Exhibition, the Yan Huang Art Museum, Beijing, China.

Phenomenon in Art: Nantong Art Exhibition, Nantong Museum.

Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty, Asian Cultural Center Art Gallery, NYC.

2014

2013

Makers in Print- International Exhibition, hosted by the University of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

2012

Creative Cities Collection- Fine Art Exhibition London in 2012, the Barbican Center, Committee for the Olympic Fine Arts 2012 London, UK.

2011

Sky-2011 Asia- Plate and Print Exhibition, Guangdu Art Museum, Taipei, National University of the Arts, Taiwan.

2010

Professors’ Oriental Abstract World, Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Zhiyuan Cong and Yi-Zhi Huang, Rutgers University.

2009

The Enduring Art of China, Art Gallery of Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ.

2008

Blue and Yellow Art Exhibition, Jiangsu Provincial Museum of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China.

The Return: Home, The Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ.

2006

International Printmaking Exhibition, Guandu Art Museum, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taiwan, China.

2005

Commemoration of the 60 Years of Victory over Fascism International Exhibition, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.

Blue, Red and White, Faculty Printmaking Portfolio Show, Corcoran Art Museum, Washington, DC.

2004

Merging Cultures: Contemporary Art and the Merging of Traditions, Ben Shahn Galleries, WPUNJ.

International Perspectives in Contemporary Art from New Jersey, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ.

Diverse Directions in Printmaking, Rutgers University, NJ. 

2003

100 Prints by New Jersey Artists, Noyes Museum of Art.

Across the Divide, Gatov and Werby Galleries, California State University, Long Beach.

2002

The 4th International Lithographic Symposium, the Lithographic Academy, Sweden.

100 Prints by New Jersey Artists, New Jersey State Museum; Hunterdon Museum, NJ; Morris Museum.

Native Voices: New Jersey and Westward, Mason Gross School of Arts Galleries, NJ.

2000

Group Show at Aitao Art Museum, Nanjing, China; Yang Wenliang Art Museum, Suzhou; Liu Haisu Museum of Art, Cangzhou, China; Elizabeth Wang Gallery, New York City, NY; and Peng Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

1997

International Exchange Exhibition, Nanjing Arts Institute, China.

1996

The Aljira National 2, Juried Exhibition at Aljira, Newark, New Jersey.

Paid a visit to the Party Secretary of Rudong County and Teacher Pan Zonghe and others, 2013. 

Paid a visit to the famous printmakers Mr. Cheng Mian and Chen Chao, 2013. 

1995

Barron Art Center; Monmouth Museum; Gloucester Community College; Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ; Two Persons Art Exhibition, Portland Art Gallery, IN.

Contemporary Galleries of Indianapolis Museum of Art.

1994

The American States Arts Competition--1994 Exhibition ASIC, Indianapolis.

1993

The American States Arts Competition --1993 Exhibition, ASIC, Indianapolis.

The 2nd Annual Georgia College Printmaking Invitational Exhibition.

1992

Indiana Arts Competition -- 1992 Exhibition, ASIC, Indianapolis.

1991

Exhibition of Printmakers, Fine Art Gallery of Vincennes University, Vincennes, Indiana.

1987

The Exhibition of Printmaking Graduate Students Art Work, Fine Arts Gallery, I.U.

The National Military Arts Judged Exhibition, Beijing.

1986

Military Arts Judged Exhibition of Jiangsu Province, Military Arts Gallery, Nanjing, China.

Paid a visit to master artist Mr. Chen Jialing, 2013. 

Invited Mr. Wang Huangsheng, Director of the Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts to visit the United States, 2013. 

1985

The National Exhibition, the Shanghai Museum of Fine Arts, Shanghai.

The International Young Artists' Excellence Work Exhibition, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

1984

The 3rd Jiangsu Province Young Artists' Work Exhibition, Nanjing.

The 6th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, Zhejiang Province

Museum of Art, Hangzhou.

1983

Jiangsu Province Judged Finger Painting Exhibition, Jiangsu Provincial Museum of Art.

1982

Nanjing City Young Artists' Work Exhibition, Nanjing.

1981

Jiangsu Province Judged Fine Arts Exhibition, Jangsu Provincial Museum of Art, Nanjing.

1980

Jiangsu New Year Pictures Exhibition, Jiangsu Provincial Museum of Art.

The 2nd Jiangsu Provincial Young Artists' Work Exhibition, Nanjing.

Organized a reception for a forum of the Chinese American Art Faculty Association, 2013. 

1975

Jiangsu Province Judged Fine Arts Exhibition, Jiangsu Provincial Museum of Art, Nanjing.

1974

The 4th National Exhibition of Fine Art, the National Art Museum of China, Beijing.

1972

Jiangsu Province Judged Fine Arts Exhibition, Nanjing City Museum.

Mr. Ding Zhipeng, Ding Shenzhan and family came to visit William Patterson University and made a donation to CCART, 2014. 

At opening ceremony of the CCART at WPUNJ, 2010. 

With my printmaking assistants at the art exhibition, 2010. 

Chinese painting demonstration at the anniversary of the CCART, 2010. 

Organized an exchange program and art exhibition of the graduate students fromTaipei National University of the Arts, 2010. 

Printmaking demo at Central Academy of Fine Arts of China, 2011. 

Visiting an art gallery in Beijing, 2011. 

Mr. and Mrs. Liu Yong paid a visiting to Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University and made a donation to the Center for Chinese Art, 2011.

President Yang Xiaoyang of China National Academy of Painting led a delegation of Chinese artists to visited the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, 2012.

Wu Weishan, Director of the National Art Museum of China visited William Patterson University, 2012. 

Students and their works in my etching class, 2012. 

Organized an art exhibition from Liu Haisu Art Museum to came to William Paterson University, 2013.

At the opening ceremony of the art exhibit of Professor Feng Jianqin in Suzhou, 2013. 

Led by printmaking artist Mr. Luo Guirong to study Rock paintings of Helan Mountain, 2013. 

Giving a lecture to students from Princeton at Beijing Normal University, 2013. 

Organized a forum of the Chinese American Art Faculty Association, 2013.

Dr. Kathleen Waldron, President of William Paterson University,visited Cong’s solo exhibition, 2013.

Organized Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation. President Waldron presenting Ms. Ching Yiu etc., with the Certificates of Appointment as Honorary Directors of CCART, 2014.

Publications

At opening ceremony of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation, 2014. 

Mr. and Mrs. Rong Kemin, Chair of the Shanghai William Chinese Art Foundation came to visit WPUNJ, 2014. 

"Across the Pacific: Face to Face with Masters", Professor Liu Qinghe gave a lecture at WPUNJ, 2014.

Organized an art exhibition and a forum for the Chinese American Art Faculty Association, 2014. 

Mr. and Mrs. Li Andong came to visit William Paterson University, 2014.

 Celebration of Chinese New Year with Mr. Ruikai Zhu, the President of Contemporary Culture & Arts foundation, USA and  his family and friends. 2015.

Photo with VIP guests at the opening ceremony of the National Museum, China, 2015.

2018

Book Published, chief editor and essay contributor: Rhythm of

Time: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition in New York-2018.    Four color, 180 page. CCART at William Paterson

University, Jiangsu Provincial Art Center. Nanjing, China, 10/2018. 

“Merging East and West, Professor Zhiyuan Cong Creates Art at the Crossroads”, WP, pg. 18-20, William Paterson University, Fall 2018.  

Article Published, “My Professional Printmaking career in USA.”Pg.10-28 New Oral History from Nantong Oversea Chinese. China Overseas Chinese Publishing House, Beijing, 2018. 

Artwork Published: “The Sunset Clouds," “The Silent Memory”

 

The Blossoming of the Peach Blossom: The first China Print Art Exhibition, Nanjing Art Center, Nanjing, China, 05.2018 

2017

Book Published, chief editor and essay contributor: Soul of the

Han: Han Carved Stone from Tengzhou, China, Four color, 180 page. CCART at William Paterson University, and Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones, China, 12/2017.

2016

Chief Editor and Essays:  Dialogue with Yinchuan: China-America International Printmaking Exhibition 2016, (catalog), color print, 188 pages. Yinchuan, China, 10/2016.

Chief Editor and Essays: Perception and Vision:  An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty, (catalog), 158 page, color print, Beijing, China, August, 2016.

Newspaper Interview: Chinese - American Story 30: Zhiyuan Cong- A Printmaking Professor. China Press Weekly, NYC. 02/08, 2016.

2015

Exhibition Catalog Chief Editor: A Gathering: Chinese Contemporary Printmaking Exhibition, Four color, 86 Page. CCART at William Paterson University and Printmaking Academic Committee of the National Artists Association of China, Beijing, 10/2015.

Program Catalog Chief Editor: Summer Art in China 2015, (100

page color print) Beijing, August, 2015.

Book Published, Journey Long and Long Journeys: Zhiyuan Cong

Art Exhibition (catalog), Four color, 246 page. National Museum of China, Beijing, 2015.

Chief Editor: Collision and Confluence: A Collection of Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium Essays, 100 page. Beijing, 2015.

Exhibition curator and catalog essay contributor: Chinese Painting

of Great Charm. Four color, 52 page, Chinese Painting Institute of Jiangsu, Nanjing, 2015.

2014

TV Interview: “Zhiyuan Cong: The Combination of the Basketball

and East Religion” New York Lounge, 27 minutes, Sinovision, NYC. 11/11, 2014.

Editor in Chief: Collision and Confluence: An Exhibition of Chinese-American Art Faculty, William Paterson University, New Jersey. 11/2014.

Exhibition Curator and Catalog Essays: Flaming Watercolor: A Traveling Exhibition of the Watercolor Painting Collection of the Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum of China, Shanghai People’s Fine Arts Publishing House, Shanghai 9/2014.

2013

Catalog Chief Editor and Essays: Poetry of Metaphors: Abstract Paintings by KyungYoul Yoon, Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai, China. 09, 2013.

Magazine, “Ambassador of Chinese - America Culture and Art: Chinese Master Zhiyuan Cong in America.” Today’s Art Pick,

Beijing, China, July 1, 2013.

Magazine, “Ambassador of Chinese Culture: Zhiyuan Cong.” Charm

of River & Sea, Nantong, China, 06/2013. Cover 1, pg. 12-19.

Telefilm: Traveling in Ningxia: A Special Interview for Zhiyuan

Cong. Ningxia TV, Yinchuan, July 10, 2013.

Organized an exhibition of Chinese watercolor painting at the Consulate General of the PRC in New York , 2014. 

President Tang Jianrong, Dean Wang Jianshan and Director Zeng Li of Guizhou Nationalities University came to visit WPUNJ, 2014. 

"Across the Pacific: Face to Face with Masters", president Pan Gongkai gave a lecture at the forum of the Chinese American Art Faculty Association, 2014.

Honored guests of Chinese American Art Faculty Association at the opening ceremonyof the New York art exhibition, 2014. 

With Sir Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall at Harvard Club art show, 2014. 

Summer art in China, 2015.

Jiangsu contemporary Gongbi artist visited the Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, 2015.

Visiting Guizhou Artists Association, 2016.

Giving speech at the opening ceremony of Chinese American Art Faculty Symposium and Exhibition, 2016.

Ceremony of Mr. Lp-Wing Kong's donation to The Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, 2017.

Giving speech at the Jiangsu Development Summit, 2017.

2012

Telefilm: Chinese Stories: “Ambassador of Chinese and Cultural

and Artistic Exchanges: Zhiyuan Cong”. CCTV-4, 12/05, 2012.

Catalog Editor-in-Chief: From Copper to Bluefilm: William Paterson University Etching Exhibition. Wayne, 11/2012.

“The Calling of Life: Overseas Chinese Artists Artwork Collection”,

pg. 43-48, American Artist Association, NJ, 2012.

2011

Catalog Essays and Curator: Collision and Equilibrium-American Youth Printmaking Exhibition. Shanghai, 10/2011.

Catalog: Sky-2011 Asia, Plate and Print Exhibition, pg. 274-275,

Taipei, National University of the Arts, Taiwan, 2011.

Book Editor-in-Chief, Summer Art in China 2011, (100 pg. color

print) Beijing, 07/2011.

2010

Catalogue (Chief Editor): “Ink Rhythm from Rive and Sea; Inheritance and Innovation.” Exhibition from Nantong Institute of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting. Printed in Nantong, China, 2010.

Book Author and Editor. Qi Baishi: The Soul of Chinese Painting, Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University, Printed in Beijing, 2010.

Book Editor in Chief, The Enduring Art of China. Essays: “Tradition

and Trend: The Position of Chinese Painting in the New Century”.

Art Galleries of Montclair State University, Montclair, 03/2010.

Chief Curator and Cooperator. The Enduring Art of China, Video Vignette Interviews with Chinese Artists. (35 minutes), Department

of Broadcasting of Montclair State University, Montclair, 03/2010.

2008

Book: In the Mind of an Artist−Printmaking Works by

Zhiyuan Cong. Nantong Museum, Nantong, 06/2008.

Catalogue (Chief Editor): Summer Art in China 2008, Beijing,

July, 2008.

Telefilm: The Sun of the Sea and River: A Story of Artist

Zhiyuan Cong. Nantong TV Station, Nantong. 25 Minutes,

July 2008.

2007

Book: Imprint of Times: Blue Film Etching, Taipei National

Arts University Press, Taipei, China. July, 2007.                 

2006

Article: Imprint of Times: Blue Film Etching, The National Art 

Museum of China. Beijing, China. 12/2006.

2005

Catalogue (Chief Editor): Summer Art in China 2005, Beijing.

Book: Zhiyuan Cong: An Admirable Art Ambassador,

Edicoes Macau Limitada, Macau.

2004

Article: A Prospective of 21 Century Printmaking. National

Art Museum of China, Beijing, Vol. 6.

Exhibition catalogue, Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse

Artists Shaping Culture and Communities, Volum I. Zimmerli

Art Museum, Rutgers. Spring.

Planning and preparing Chinese American Art Faculty Symposium and Exhibition with Mr. and Mrs. Jianshan Wang, president of Guizhou Minzu University, 2016.

Chinese and American artists visited ancient castle in Ningxia, 2016.

Attending the Jiangsu Development Summit, 2017.

Visiting Shanghai art master Mr. Jialing Chen, 2017.

Hosting the symposium of “Ink Painting from the East”, welcomed China National Academy of Painting delegation, 2017.

Delegation of Shandong Tengzhou Museum of Han Carved Stones, China visited New York and New Jersey for exhibition and exchange programs, 2017.

William Paterson University President Dr. Kathleen Waldron hosted a welcome banquet for the Center for Chinese Art’s honorary Chairman Zhipeng Ding and his family, 2018.

2002

Article: A Prospective of 21 Century Printmaking. National

Art Museum of China, Beijing, Vol. 6.

Exhibition catalogue, Transcultural New Jersey: Diverse

Artists Shaping Culture and Communities, Volum I. Zimmerli

Art Museum, Rutgers. Spring.

2001

Catalogue (Chief Editor): WPUNJ Summer Art in China

- 2001, Beijing, China

1999

Printmaking Works of Zhiyuan Cong, Fine Arts, Beijing,

China, 2/1999.

1998

Catalogue: Printmaking Works of Zhiyuan Cong, Qinghai

Provincial Museum, China.

 

Summer Midnight, Orientations. Hong Kong, 3, 1998.

Article: The Comparative Studies: Ming Fei, An American

Chinese Sculptor in New York.

Garden of Arts, Nanjing, China, Vol. 1, 1998.

1997

Article: The Think and Action: American Printmaking. Chinese

Printmaking, Beijing, China, 12, 1997.

The Painting of Basketball Series by Zhiyuan Cong, Garden of

Arts, Nanjing. 1, 1997.

Translated: Education Methods in China -- Subject unknown to

American, Garden of Arts, Nanjing, 2, 1997.

Hosting the Grand Opening of the New York Gallery of Chinese Art and the art opening of “Ink Painting from the East Exhibition”, 2017.

Inviting hyper-realistic artist Jun Leng visited William Paterson University for exchange program, 2018.

Photo of Honorary Directors of The Center for Chinese Art at the William Paterson University, May 21st 2018.

1994

Cultural Crossroads: Portfolio - Zhiyuan Cong, Hoosiers In

Paradise, front cover page, Arts Indiana, March.

1989

Article: The Relationships between Chinese Philosophy

and the National Psychology of Color of Traditional Paintings.

Vogue Color, No. 1 and 2, Shanghai.

Zhiyuan Cong: Selected Paintings.  Arts Indiana, Indianapolis,

10/1989.

A Gathering of Face to Face with the Performing Troupe of Chinese Folk Dancing Drama Princess Zhaojun,Jiaxin Wang (as Princess Zhaojun) interacted with the audience, 2019

President Helldobler and Deputy Consul General Qian Jin, Consulate General of PRC in NYC with VIP at the dinner in March 3, 2019.

Dr. Richard J. Helldobler, President of William Paterson University, Mr. Ping Huang, Consul General, Consulate General of the China in New York with VIP are at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Center for Chinese Art at WPU, 2020.

President Helldobler presented gifts, Professor Cong’s exhibition album at the National Museum of China to the Chinese performers on behalf of William Paterson University, 2019.

To celebrated the 10th anniversary of CCART, Shanghai William China Art Foundation and Professor Zhiyuan Cong presented a special gift to William Paterson University and Consulate General of China in New York, 2020.

Artistic Development in Cross-Cultural Context: The Fourth Chinese-American Art Faculty Symposium and Exhibition, 2020.

1996

Article: Printmaking in America-- Lithograph, Workshops and

Artists.  China Printmaking. Beijing, No 8, 1996.

Catalogue: Nature and Spirit -- Zhiyuan Cong, Elizabeth Wang 

Gallery, New York, 1996.

The Sun in my Heart; Basketball Emotion. Oriental Art. London,

Spring 1996, VOL. XLII No.1.

Paradise; Happy Buddha.  Oriental Art. London, Winter

1995/96 VOL.XLI No.4.

1987

Taking of the Fort, front cover page, Fine Arts. August,

Beijing, 8/1987.

1986

Article: Influence of Successive Social Systems on the

Psychology of Color in Traditional Paintings, and paintings

titled The Old Man and His Orchard; Cycle; Water. Garden of

Arts, 12/1986, Nanjing.

Article: The Psychology of Color in Traditional Chinese

Painting and Its Influence on Contemporary Painting.

Jiangsu Arts, 4/1986.

1984

Selected Works of the National Young Artists. Tianjin.

1981

Portraits of Four Poets of the Tang and Song Dynasties; Zhu

Suzen, A Poetess of the Song Dynasty. Jiangsu People's

Publishing House, Nanjing.

1975

A Chinese Peasant Family; Bumper Harvest. Jiangsu People's

Publishing House, Nanjing.

1973

Along the Yellow Sea. Fine Arts, Beijing, 10/1973.

The crew of “National Beauty” Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe visited William Paterson University,2020.

The crew of “National Beauty” Chinese Oriental Song and Dance Troupe visited Center for Chinese at William Paterson University, 2020.