The Galleries at CSU

2015-2016 Exhibitions

Fall 2015


Thursday, October 22 – Saturday, December 5

North and Center Galleries

A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Work by Chinese Artists

Curator: Qian Li, Associate Professor, Art Department, Cleveland State University
Academic Advisor: Professor Zhijian Qian, New York City College of Technology.

Artists: Guangbin Cai, Shuxia Chen, Hailu Chen, Fei Cui, Qinghe Liu, Xuguang Liu, Wentao Liu, Xin Song, Qingji Wei, Zhongyan Wen, Leah L. Wong, Qiuyan Wu, Lu Yao, Yongliang Yang, Yueying Zhong

“A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Works by Chinese Artists” is an exhibition curated by Professor Qian Li from Cleveland State University with academic advice by Prof. Zhijian Qian from New York City College of Technology of City University of New York. The first of its kind in Northeast Ohio, the exhibition features most recent works by Chinese contemporary artists who re-interpret the great tradition of Chinese art in their fascinating exploration of formal, stylistic and material aspects in the rapidly changing economic, social and cultural realities of China. This exhibition presents a diverse selection of Chinese contemporary artists, and includes various media including Chinese traditional painting, photography, digital animations and site-specific installations. The works address an array of relevant themes including environmental issues, historical traditions, economic development and life experiences. This exhibition will communicate the impact that contemporary art has on everyday life in China.

Gallery Conversation with Professor Zhijian Qian Thursday, October 22 at 4pm followed by the reception from 5:00 -8:00 pm

Thursday, October 22 – Saturday, December 5

South Gallery

A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection

The exhibition is a highlight of Pauline & Joseph Degenfelders’ collecting interests, and the rich cultural heritage of Chinese & Asian art. This exhibition is curated by Diana Y. Chou, Ph. D. in Chinese Art History.

Gallery Conversation with the curator: Saturday, October 24 at 2pm

Gallery Hours

Monday and Tuesday: by appointment
Wednesday and Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm

The new Art Gallery will be housed at 1307 EUCLID AVENUE, in the Cowell and Hubbard building, located next to the restaurant by the same name, in the heart of the recently launched Arts Campus at Playhouse Square. The new gallery venue features three distinct exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose media space, a resource library, a meeting area, as well as state of the art lighting, surround sound and new-media capabilities.