Spartanburg resident Winston Wingo (b. 1952, Spartanburg, S.C.) has had recent solo exhibitions at his hometown’s Wofford College; the University of South Carolina in Columbia; the Fayetteville (N.C.) Museum of Art; the Florence (S.C.) Museum; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. His work has been shown in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York, France Canada and Italy. Wingo earned a BA in art education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C., in 1976. In 1980, he received an MFA in sculpture and painting from South Carolina’s Clemson University. His post-graduate study includes the Instituto Statule D’Arte’ Lucca in Italy with sculptor Roberto Bertola. Wingo is an art instructor and the chair of fine arts at Spartanburg’s Carver Jr. High School.
Statement of support:
Winston Wingo is one of South Carolina’s premier sculptors. His public commissions include cities, colleges and universities in both North and South Carolina, and he has exhibited in the United States, France, Italy and Canada. Wingo’s strength is his knowledge and application of a variety of materials used for sculpture. He works comfortably in wood, welded steel and bronze. His post graduate studies in Lucca and Pietrasanta, Italy, provided a firm “old world’ foundation that adds richness and charm to his contemporary works.
Leo Twiggs, Claflin University