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Nancy Worthington

American, b. 1947
Nancy Worthington was the first woman to graduate with an M.F.A. in sculpture from the College of Arts and Architecture at Pennsylvania State University in 1972, and the first woman to teach Sculpture at PSU. Worthington’s artworks represented the U.S.A. in the 18th International Biennial in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a forerunner in the creation of political/social art utilizing objects derived from cast off consumerism. Worthington’s art embraces viewer participation – emphasizing that through physical involvement, intellectual and emotional insights are invoked. A vital part of this art is the exposure she gives to the ambiguities, inconsistencies and polarities of the human condition; of social and psychological entrapment.

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