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exhibitionThe Charles B. Wang Center organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art. Located on the first and second floors of the center, the center's galleries feature natural light and high ceilings appropriate for the display of innovative contemporary artworks, crafts, and masterpiece-quality traditional Asian works.


Free and open to the public.

Please pardon our appearance as we install our fall exhibitions which will be on view from September 9 through December 31, 2015. 

If you have questions about gallery hours, please contact us. Please note that hours are subject to change due to special events or university holidays / closures. 

Wednesday, September 9 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby
Opening Remarks by Vanessa Gould, Director of Documentary Film, Between the Folds


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Origami Heaven
September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

Origami Heaven showcases the extraordinary power and potential of contemporary origami with the work of artists, Madeline del Toro Cherney (USA), Thomas R. Crain (USA), George Hart (USA), Hiroshi Hayakawa (Japan), Qi Hu (China), Wonju Seo (Korea/USA), Fatima Shakil (Pakistan), Jule Waibel (Germany) and Kumi Yamashita (Japan). In the hands of nine international artists, what was once considered a Japanese children's craft has become a global art phenomenon. These visionary masters redefine the art of origami into breathtaking paintings, sophisticated furniture, wearable fashion, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express an extraordinary range of bold statements and beautiful ideas.

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Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

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Earth and Sky: Captured Movement
Works by Sook Jin Jo

September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Gallery

Korean American artist Sook Jin Jo is a multidisciplinary artist who uses found materials such as wood from discarded furniture that resonates with its previous history. Her interconnected themes include — space and form, destruction and rebirth, the material and the spiritual as well as life and death. Inspired by a recent artist’s residency in Shanghai, Jo’s new series of black paintings explores the iconographies of clouds from traditional Chinese painting by contemplating the current air pollution and complexity of the metropolis.


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Reality Override
Mixed Media Art by Singaporean Artist Ren Zi

September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

In celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary of Independence, the Charles B. Wang Center highlights the a multitude of Singaporean cultural themes with the artist Ren Zi. Zi is a self-taught digital media artist who uses nature, his personal memories and Singapore’s transformation as inspiration for his art. Ren Zi investigates the malleability of memory and our internal reality by citing phenomenological psychology and Buddhist and Taoist philosophies. Ren Zi prints on a wide range of materials including acrylic, aluminum and bamboo paper. This is Zi's first exhibition in the United States and the result of his six month artist residency at Nars Foundation in Brooklyn. Zi has exhibited in Singapore at Ion Art Gallery, Instinc Gallery and Volvo Art Loft.



A Contemporary Art Practice from a Trans-Asian Perspective
Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

The Hyphenated Life: Being a Multi-Genre Artist in Multi-Cultural Singapore
Shared by Verena Tay
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre
Admission: $10 (General) / $5 (Students/Seniors)


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With an Untainted Eye:
Dale Cherney as Artist

September 9 -- December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery

Dale Cherney was an artist who carefully examined the everyday and familiar from a perspective that was anything but. Throughout her career she created bold original forms that explored the contrast of movement amid stillness.

Born in 1985, Dale Cherney began her art as a young child, winning many art contests from elementary school through high school. She studied art as an undergraduate at Cornell University where her photography was published in Untitled Magazine’s Surreal series, April 2006.

Cherney's photographs have been showcased at Cornell’s Alice Cook House as well as its Johnson Museum of Art. Dale did fashion photography and promotional advertising work for the artist Bob Daniels, as well as created CD covers for several musical groups.

In 2012 Dale Cherney came to Stony Brook University, where she continued her art studies. Sadly, on June 3, 2015, Cherney passed away from complications of schizophrenia.


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