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 and the team have been busy taking the Human Atlas on the road. Working closely with the inspirational leadership at central London’s St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square to produce Fields-of-Vision – A Human Atlas Projection – see below. The immersive sound and projection event created with Studio SutherlandLCI Productions and Brian Eno was attended by over 2,000 people visiting over a three night show.

In August this year Lyon was invited to Houston, Texas by Steven Evans of Fotofest to show the work at The Sawyer Yards Silos in the Arts District of Houston in collaboration with The Texas Arts Commission.

This Autumn Lyon will launch Intersection – Detroit a Human Atlas Podcast from the i.Detroit project. Created in collaboration with LaToya Cross and ReThink Audio – watch this space.

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