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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Winston Wingo, Clemson University MFA in Art Alum, Has Research on African American Architects and Artists Featured in A Supplement to A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina

Winston Wingo

Winston Wingo (Clemson University MFA in Art, sculpture emphasis, 1980), has his research and writings on African American architects published in A Supplement to A Teacher's Guide to African American Historic Places in South Carolina, a publication of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation.

Wingo's contributions are:
  • LP - ANTE -1, William Wilson Cooke, Tingley Memorial Hall, Claflin University NR, Orangeburg County;
  •  LP - ANTE -2, William Wilson Cooke, The Lee Library, Claflin University NR, Orangeburg County;
  • LP - MAJC - 8, African-American Artist Edwin A. Harleston, Harleston-Boags Funeral Home NR, 121 Calhoun Street, Charleston;
  • LP - MAJC -10, African-American Architect Miller F. Whittaker, Hodge Hall, South Carolina State University, Orangeburg;
  • LP-MAJC - 12, William H. Johnson, African-American Painter, William H. Johnson Birthplace Historic Marker, Palmetto Street, Florence.

The mission of the South Carolina African American Heritage Foundation is to support the efforts of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina, and to assist and enhance the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. 

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 Art with an emphasis 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 Ashville, 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.

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