June 21 to June 27 2012
Art Museum, Ho Chi Ming City, Vietnam

A Prayer in the Sky
photographic montage
9 inches by 12 inches

Nancy Worthington

An internationally acclaimed artist, Nancy Worthington’s unique and controversial style has attracted thoughtful art patrons the world over with her creations of political/social commentary art. She has been creating these amazing artworks for over 35 years. In 1976, her controversial life-size sculpture, “Euthanasia” was censored from an exhibition at Syntex Corporation in Palo Alto, CA. Television interviews, the SF Chronicle and the Associated Press covered this incident.
Worthington’s insightful and courageous art drew national and International attention in February 2003, when “The Crossing”, from her 26 artwork George Dubya Series, created from 2000-2004, was censored from the French Cultural Center in San Francisco. The Sunday New York Times, Le Monde (in Paris) and The World of Art Magazine (Stockholm Sweden), all featured the story and artwork.
Always controversial and forging her own path, Nancy Worthington was the first woman to graduate with an M.F.A. in sculpture from Pennsylvania State University in 1972. Worthington’s artworks represented the U.S.A. in the 18th International Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program, The San Jose Museum of Art, The Mills College Art Museum, among others, and private collections worldwide; with artworks exhibited in the United States, Europe, South America, China, India and Japan.

Worthington states, “It has been said that civilizations are recorded and remembered by their wars and their art. The arts act as checks and balances against the more destructive side of civilization. My sense of hope for the future compels me to facilitate change with my art for a better, more humane world.”