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 Art Institute of Chicago, 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 The Consortium for Street Children, BLESMA  and Home-Start UK  as an Ambassador.


News Update

Spring 2018 – Somos Brasil in Sydney

Spring 2018 marked the opening of the Somos Brasil exhibition in Sydney, Australia at the Head On Festival. Lyon’s identity based multi-media project will exhibit in the Royal Botanical Gardens until late May alongside work by Jamey Stillings, Paula Bronstein, Nancy Borowick and Debi Cornwall.

During the early months of the year the Glassworks production team curated a group of 50 remarkable Germans, through a structured nomination process, to feature in WE: deutschland: a new identity project exploring the extraordinary diversity of modern Germany. All nominees were photographed, interviewed and had their ancestral DNA analysed during the five-month project to create a dynamic identity atlas of the nation that sits at the heart of the European project. The final work, funded by momondo’s Open World Network, is currently in post-production and will launch in Berlin this summer.

In other news, Rambert III: Four Elements consigned to Sotheby’s annual Made in Britain sale and signed copies of the Somos Brasil book – ISBN 978-85-61921-06-4 – are now available for international shipping from the Glassworks Gallery on