‘I was born in Zimbabwe, Africa – Gavin Worth wrote in his website – in 1981 and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I graduated with a degree in Acting, and after college, worked as an actor and musician for the Santa Fe Shakespeare Festival, the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and the California Shakespeare Theater. I have had a lifelong passion for drawing, painting, and sculpture since I first saw Michelangelo’s “Head of Leda” in a book 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 all over the world. My work has been shown and collected internationally.
I recently lived in Cairo, Egypt for three years and saw three Presidents come and go. I currently live and work in Lausanne, Switzerland.’