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.


News Update

Lyon in Silicon Valley

Since the start of 2022 Lyon and his team have been working intensely on a new Human Atlas Project… De:Coded – A Human Atlas of Silicon Valley.
They spent eight weeks meeting 101 fantastic social change makers nominated from all areas of The Bay – from San José to Oakland to San Francisco to East Palo Alto.

Check out for @ahumanatlas on instagram to meet a new nominee everyday.

or for more information on Human Atlas projects in Brazil, Germany & Detroit.