Where the heart belongs: An Exhibition of Chinese Ink Paintings by Mengqi Wang

A leading figure of Chinese New Literati Ink Painting

On View February 9th 2019 – March 10th 2019

Opening: Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 3pm-6pm​



Exhibition Curators

Zhiyuan Cong

Chinese Ink Painting Demonstration

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 2:00pm–4:30pm

144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ

25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470


Mengqi Wang and China New Literati Paintings

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 2:00pm–4:30pm

144C Power Art Center at WPUNJ

25 Power Avenue, Wayne, NJ 07470


Mengqi Wang is 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 displayed in Chinese National exhibitions and international exhibitions such as China: 5,000 Years, Innovation and Transformation in the Arts at Guggenheim Museum.


For decades, Wang has been immersed in traditional Chinese culture, reading and researching. He created his unique artistic language by refining form and composition, the key elements of Chinese ink painting, into his own personal abstract style, which prompted his paintings with bolder cultural spirit, simpler ink lines and unique style. Mengqi Wang not only inherits the traditional Chinese painting essence but also is fully embedded with contemporary concepts which made him one of the most successful contemporary Chinese painters, also a great contribution to Chinese Literati Painting’s inheritance and development. His figure ink paintings, together with his views on art and life, have influenced a whole generation of China in the field.


Dates: February 9, 2019 – March 10, 2019

Opening reception: Saturday, 3pm-6pm, 02/09/2019

Location: New York Gallery of Chinese Art

91a Allen Street, NY, NY 10002

Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

For more information about this event, please call the Center for Chinese at William Paterson University at 973.720.2799 or email, or visit web You also can call New York Gallery of Chinese Art at 646 639 0873 or email, or visit web