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Friday, February 21, 2014

Clemson University Art Department MFA, Winston A. Wingo, to Give a Presentation on Concepts and Intergration of Art, Science and Technology in Art and Education

Winston A Wingo
STEAM Topic:  

A Presentation on Concepts and Intergration 
of Art, Science and Technology 
in Art and Education. 

February 25, 2014
3:30-4:30 pm
G022 Lehotsky Hall

Winston A. Wingo was born and educated in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He earned a B.A. in Art Education from Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC in 1976, and a M.F.A. in Art (sculpture emphasis) from Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 1980.  Wingo completed post graduate studies at the Institute Statue D' Arte in Lucca, Italy, The Luigi Tammasi Foundry and the Artistic Mariani Foundary in Pietrassanta, Italy. A painter, sculptor and art educator, Wingo has taught at numerous colleges and universities throughout South Carolina incliding: Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina Upstate, and Converse College in Spartanburg. He enjoys the classroom and currently teaches at Carver Middle School in Spartanburg. Recent exhibitions  include: the  South  Carolina Biennial  Exhibition, 701 Contemporary Art  Center in  Columbia; Sandor  Teszler  Galleryat Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC; Abstract  Art in South Carolina 1949—2011at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia; and a solo exhibition at  Mason Murer Fine Art  Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Wingo has exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, Italy and France. He currently exhibits and is represented by the Ward-Nasse Gallery in New York and the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. Wingo has completed numerous public and private commissions. His public commissions include: a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. for the City of Spartanburg, "Harmony"; a bronze cast for the Group 100 in Spartanburg, " The Technocrat"; a bronze cast located at the South Carolina Governor's School For Fine Arts, " Stop the Violence"; a welded stainless steel sculpture, located at the University of South Carolina Upstate, "The Block"; a relief bronze for the North Carolina Arts Council, " Back of the College"; a bronze bas relief for Wofford College, " Broadax"; and a welded steel and bronze sculpture for Wofford College. Wingo maintains a studio in Spartanburg and mentors young artists.

I often feel like a scientist in a laboratory, observing organic and biomorphic forms as they are being developed and transformed into unique morphological structures. In the creative process, the artist, like the scientist must explore a variety of materials , technology, methods and visual language when developing works of art. Some examples of this process are my use of the lost wax bronze casting methods and unique hand and tool modeling techniques. My intent is to creatively reproduce what occurs naturally in nature.

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