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

i.Detroit wins Book of the Year


The latest Human Atlas project, i.Detroit has been named Book of the Year by the British Book and Production Awards 2021.

i.Detroit was also awarded Best Self-Published Book & Best British Book on the night. The judges agreed that i.Detroit was in a ‘class of its own’, stating that the ‘striking photography, and the beautiful combination of design, creative and print production made this book stand out in every aspect’.

In other news, Lyon and his team have begun production on their fourth Atlas, De.Coded: a Human Atlas of Silicon Valley. The book will highlight 101 change agents of the valley.

To nominate someone in your network from Silicon Valley please contact: