Roger Wing

Sculpture & 3D

Archived Work

The making of Shot Through the Heart
with EKE: Kaman + Erland

Artist's Biography

Carving has been Wing’s passion for over 25 years. His sculptures of human and animal figures continue a tradition as old as sculpture itself. Wood is his primary, favorite material because it is warmer than stone and more permanent than ice, the other materials he carves most often. He specializes in the use of hand tools, especially the gouge. The surfaces of his carvings, chiseled and rough-hewn, reveal the process of their making. His large commissioned wood carvings stand in city parks and private residences throughout the Philadelphia region. Wing is a competitive Ice Carver presenting at festivals and competitions around the globe from Fairbanks to Finland.

Selected Exhibitions

Jäälinna Spektaakkeli 2012/ICE CASTLE SPECTACLE 2012, Mäntän Klubi park, Mänttä and Olavinlinna Castle, Savonlinna, Finland
International Competition
Second Place with Martin DeZoete

2011, 2012
Manayunk On Ice, Manayunk, PA

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2011
World Ice Art Championships, Fairbanks, AK

2006, 2008, 2011
Fire and Ice, Mount Holly, NJ

2008, 2009, 2010
International Poznań Ice Festival, Poznań, Poland

2009, 2010
Works in Wood, New Hope Arts, New Hope, PA

1995 - present
Asian Festival, Columbus, OH

Philadelphia Sculptors at West Chester University, West Chester, PA

Artist's Bibliography

"Nyt jäätä veistetään tosissaan," Itä Savo, February 23, 2012

Viola, Jimmy, "Manayunk to get cool as ice this weekend," NewsWorks, February 9, 2012

Murtha, Tara, "Roger Wing: Less is Best: A Philly sculptor finds the best things when he chisels away everything else," The Philadelphia Weekly, February 23, 2010

Professional Experience

2006 - present
Owner, Roger Wing Sculpture

Conservator, MCC, (formerly Milner Carr Conservation, LLC), Philadelphia, PA

2002 - 2005
Construction, Myers Constructs Inc

1997 - 2000
Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Professional Affiliations

Philadelphia Sculptors
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia
Advisory Board, Philadelphia Green, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Stone Conservation

New York Public Library, Barnard Pedimental Sculptures, New York, NY
Grant Spring Fountain, Kelly Drive, Philadelphia, PA
Barnard Monument, State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
Spanish-American War Memorial, Harrisburg, PA
Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Wilmington, DE
Marian Coffins Gardens at Gibraltar, Wilmington, DE
Barbelin Memorial, Old Saint Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, PA
Mount Pleasant Mansion, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA


Ganesha, 2011, Eastern White Cedar, Annapolis, MD
D. Buddha, 2011, Cottonwood, Lumberton, NJ
Bound Torso, 2009, for the movie “The Best and the Brightest," Philadelphia, PA
Owl, 2006, Mulberry, 3 x 6’, the Bershires, MA
Le Mas, 2005, French limestone, West Chester, PA
Nausicaa, 2003, Sycamore, Los Gatos, CA
Nike, 2000, Spalted Maple, Alexandria, VA


University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Studio for Advanced Studies

University of California, Santa Cruz, CA