David Worthington studied at the Art Students League in New York and Philosophy and Theology at Oxford University, 1981–84. Worthington lives and works in Dorset.
Solo and group exhibitions include: Fresh Air, Quennington Sculpture Trust, Leicester University; Royal British Society of Sculptors Centenary Exhibition; Sculpture at Goodwood; Art Fair RCA Crane Kalman London; 20th C Modern Crane Kalman London (20015); Sculpture at Goodwood, Sussex; On Form, Asthall House, Oxfordshire (2004); Against The Trend, Crane Kalman Gallery; Sculpture at Goodwood, Sussex, UK (2004); Tate Modern, Live Culture, performance with Guillermo Gomez Pena; Art 2003 London Crane Kalman Gallery (2003); Art Lefevre Contemporary Art; The Courts, National Trust Garden, Trowbidge, Wilts; Basel Miami Beach, Crane Kalman Gallery (2002); The Lefevre Gallery, London 14 Contemporary Art / Art 2001; Tommy s Campaign 2000, The Atlantis gallery, London (2000); The Lefevre Gallery, London 14 Post War & Contemporary Art; Lefevre Contemporary Art, London (1999); British Council, Kobe, Japan, public art project (1998); The Traveling Show, Odintune Place, Lewes, Sussex; The Lefevre Gallery, London, 14Contemporary British Art (1997); Three Sculptors from Royal Society of British Sculptors at the London, School of Business; Rory Carnegie and David Worthington at The Poster Studio, London (1996); Artists Plates, Llorens Artigas Foundation, Gallifa, Barcelona (1994).
David Worthington works with a variety of mediums including bronze, tarmac, cement, paint, wax and stone. For several years he has been making wax drawings over a watercolour base, images that frustrate the viewer’s ability to see them clearly. Worthington developed a series of mobile stone sculptures that balance on bearings allowing his sculptures to be manually rotated and interacted with. He is utterly committed to object-making, which he regards as an existential echo and manifestation of physical human existence. He is particularly interested in stone which he responds to in a primal way, referencing our geological history and origin.