Gavin Worth

I was born in Zimbabwe, Africa in 1981 and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. After college, I worked as an actor and musician for the Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and the California Shakespeare Theater. I lived in San Francisco for 10 years, where I began my career in the visual arts. I have had a lifelong passion for drawing, painting, and sculpture since I first saw a copy of Michelangelo's "Head of Leda" in the library. I am self-taught. I've been very lucky to have a wide variety of experiences. I was commissioned by Lexus to make a series of sculptures celebrating their emergence into Brazil. I designed and created custom pieces for Tiffany & Co for their Valentine’s Day window displays globally. My work in sculpture and education led me to be a finalist for the 2014 TED Fellowship. Ralph Lauren asked me to brainstorm modern, engaging, and minimal sculptural jewelry displays for their stores. I have created and installed large-scale public sculptures on four continents. My work has been shown and collected internationally. I live and work in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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