Marcus Lyon (b.1965) is a British artist. He was born and raised in rural England and studied Political Science at University. Commissioned and exhibited globally, his works are held in both private and international collections, including the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Arts Council Collection (UK) and the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, Washington DC. The 21st century saw his work move beyond traditional forms as he began to incorporate sound & science into his practice. He has created extensive bodies of work on dance, identity & globalisation. Outside the art world, Lyon is a determined social entrepreneur: A TED speaker, he currently serves as a Board Director of Somerset House and Leader’s Quest as well as supporting BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


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Spring 2019 – i.Detroit, A Human Atlas of an American City

Throughout 2018 and 2019 Lyon’s studio has been working in the city of Detroit on the next significant Human Atlas project. I.Detroit is an extensive, research-based, social-impact, art initiative supported by the Kresge Foundation. The project will tell the stories of 100 extraordinary Detroiters who are moving the needle in this much-misrepresented city. Alongside producer Camila Pastorelli, sound and cameraman Joe Briggs-Price and associate producer L’Renee Hollins, Lyon set up a studio in the city to collate oral histories, photographic portraits and ancestral DNA maps of a cohort of nominated individuals…to see behind the scenes of this amazing journey of discovery, please visit…I.Detroit on Facebook & on the Deadline Detroit website.


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Tiffany Brown, Founder of 400 Forward, with Marcus on Larned St, Downtown Detroit.…