Ken Unsworth was born in Melbourne in 1931. He studied at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, Melbourne Teachers College and the National Art School in Sydney.
Ken Unsworth’s work is often referred to as conceptual. His first public solo exhibition sees him pale, naked and wall-mounted in a series of performances that fuse the fragility of flesh with the geometric thrust of sculptural form.
The body itself.
Anthony Bond, in his new monograph on the artist, aptly points out that after being exposed to the theatrical work of Gilbert and George. The young sculptor from Victoria understood that the body itself was a medium of expression. An art material in its own right. He climbed into the frame and that idea continues to resonate subtly.
He has held several teaching positions. Including that of lecturer in sculpture at the Sydney College of Advanced Education. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas. Also, a major survey exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1998. He is also represented internationally privately. and public collections.