MARCUS LYON (b.1965) Lyon’s works and books are held in numerous private and international collections including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Arts Council Collection of Great Britain.  Born and raised in rural Britain, he read Political Science at Leeds University and Leadership at Harvard Business School. Outside of the art world Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur and an active public speaker on art, photography and development. He currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting The Consortium for Street Children, BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


News Update


Summer 2017 sees the Somos Brasil project book launch in São Paulo, Brazil at 19.00 on the 26th August at SParte/foto. The exhibition and book have featured heavily in the Brazilian media over recent months with Globo TV transmitting it to 220 million primetime viewers, weekly arts TV program Metropolis, as well as significant press in O Estado de São Paulo, Folha De Sao Paulo and FHOX. The D&AD Yellow pencil winning book, designed by  Studio Sutherl&,  is available direct from the artist at or in Brasil through Editora Madelena. ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4. The publication comes with a free image-activated app, produced by Matt Hill & Calvium, to access individual soundscapes of each portrait, and ancestoral DNA analysis of all the nominated subjects,  by Family Tree DNA lab.

In other news, during late July Lyon completed the Aliyah commission for the permanent galleries of the National Air & Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. Aliyah explores the migration journeys of 22 of Israel’s top Scientists through a series of sound enhanced photographic portraits.  In the public realm Lyon’s recent  TED talk about Somos Brasil  has just reached 20,000 views and is available on YouTube

FUEL I, Petrol, Houston, Texas, USA – 2017

Autumn update – Every Thursday, from 9.00 to 21.00, through October and Novemeber, The Glassworks Gallery welcomes private tours of all the latest work produced at Lyon’s studio: BRIC’s, EXODUS, TIMEOUT & the new FUEL series  plus exclusive access to the