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“Death has been swallowed up in victory.” “Where, 0 death, is your victory? Where, 0 death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”

1 Corinthians 15: 54-58


Winston A. Wingo was born and educated in Spartanburg, SC. He earned a B.A. in art education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC in 1977 and an M.F.A in sculpture  from Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1980. In 1984 Wingo studied Post-graduate at the Instituto Statute D’Arte in Lucca Italy, the Luigi Tammasi Foundry in Pietrasanta Italy and the Artistica Marinani Foundry in Pietrasanta Italy. As a painter, sculptor and art educator
Wingo has taught at Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. He also served as
adjunct art professor at South Carolina University in Orangeburg, SC, the
University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, SC and Converse College in
Spartanburg, SC. Wingo has taught in the public school system at Hughes Middle
School in Greenville, SC, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts in
Greenville SC, L.E. Gable Middle School in Roebuck SC, an currently teaches at
Carver Middle School in Spartanburg, SC.

Winston Wingo has had over 40 one person exhibits and has been in over 200 group competitions and invitational exhibitions.Wingo has exhibited his painting and sculptures throughout the United States, Canada, France and Italy. Selected Exhibitions include: Abstract Art in South Carolina 1949-2012; South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, SC; The South Carolina Biennial Exhibition; 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, SC; Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York; Greenville Museum of Art in Greenville, SC; Clemson National Small Sculpture Competition at Clemson
University in Clemson, SC; Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University in
Tallahassee, FL; Chateau Ed La Napoule in France; The Abney Gallery in New York;
The Lowe Gallery in Atlanta, GA; New American Painting in Needham, MA; Musée
D’art Moderne, Umet in Paris, France; Muse Del Bossetti in Pietrasanta, Italy;
Abode Inc., Madison Ave. in New York; Montreal Art Trader Gallery in Canada;
Annual National Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in Palm Beach, FL; Owensboro
Museum of Fine Art in Owensboro, KY; Fay gold Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Morin
Miller Gallery in New York; The Mint Museum of Art In Charlotte, NC; The Annual
National African-American Art Exhibition and Competition in Atlanta, GA; The
National Sculpture Competition at the Clark Art Center in Alma, MI; The
Asheville Museum of art in Asheville, NC; The I.P. Stanback Museum at South
Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC; Camera di Commercio in Lucca,
Italy; Sculpture Invitational Exhibition in Milwaukee, WI; Spartanburg Museum of
Art in Spartanburg, SC; Arti pi Versilion, Via Agustino in Pietrasanta, Italy.

Selected Awards include: Who’s Who in American Education; Who’s Who Among American Teachers Arts and Letters Honoree; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; The Michael Newton National Coalition of United Arts; Outstanding Young Man of America; Creative Arts Fellowship Program, Italy; Architectural Alumni Fellowship, Clemson University; The Greenville Museum of Art, Art Scholarship.

Wingo has completed numerous public and private commissions. His public commissions include: a bust of Dr. Martin Luther King for the City of Spartanburg; “Harmony” a bronze casting for the City of Spartanburg; “Technocrat”a bronze casting for the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts in Greenville, SC; “Stop the Violence Movement” welded stainless steel sculpture located at the University of South Carolina Upstate; “The Block” a
relief bronze for the North Carolina Arts Council in Asheville, NC; There are two works at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, they are “Back of the College” a bronze relief and “Broadax” welded steel /cast bronze.

Winston Wingo currently lives and maintains a studio in Spartanburg, SC, where he teaches and mentors young artists.

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