email@example.com / www.gileslyon.com / 917-514-5901
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design
1987-88 European Honors Program, Rome, Italy
1985-86 Rochester Institute of Technology
2011 Psychedelic Cave Paintings, Optical Project, Houston, TX
Letters to a Drowning Man, notsuoH Gallery, Houston, TX
2006 Drawings from the Home Front, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
2004 Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
2002 Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
1999 Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
1998 Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
1997 Alexandre De Folin, New York, NY
Drawing Room, Arena, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Wet Works, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX
Stains & Water Marks, Quadrente 2, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1994 Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX
Paintings in Miniature, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1992 Recent Work, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX
Circumstances, Museum of the Art Guise, Houston, TX
2011 Botany of Desire, University of Texas at Dallas Art Gallery, Dallas, TX
Under The Big Top, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
2010 Artist in Residence Biennial, Ewing Gallery, Knoxville, TN
Uncertain Terrain, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
The Mayday Show, Feature Gallery, New York, NY
2009 X, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Fortress of Solitude, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY
No Longer Empty, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Learning by Doing, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
2007 Pop Surrealists, Gallerie Schuster, Berlin, Germany
2006 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!, Bielefelder-Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany
2004 Surface Tension, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY
2003 Decade, Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY
Marella Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2002 Proper Villains, Curator David Hunt, ArtSpace, Newhaven, CT
2001 New Plasma, Folin/Riva, New York, NY
Salon, Artists Space, New York, NY
2000 Collector's Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY
Lance Entwistle & Co., London, UK
Greater New York, Museum of Modern Art P.S.1, New York, NY
1999 Typically American, Campo & Campo, Antwerp-Berchem, Belgium
1998 Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The New Surrealism, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, NY
1997 Post-Pop, Post-Pictures, The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Under Currents, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1996 Buttered Side Up, HALLWALLS, Buffalo, NY
1995 Texas Abstract, Artpace, San Antonio, TX
The Ideal, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Buttered Side Up - Aylsworth, Davenport, Lyon, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX
Small Painting, Paul Morris Fine Art, New York, NY
Figuratively Speaking, Jan Abrams Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 Texas Contemporary, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Ten Artists, Michael Walls Gallery, New York, NY
Conventional Forms/Insidious Vision, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1991 Drawings From Texas, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1990 The Edward Albee Collection, Hiram Butler, Houston, TX
1989 Art Against Racism, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2009 Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
1994 National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
1991 Artist in Residence, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Montauk, NY
1989-91 Core Fellowship, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
2009 Kalm,James. “BrooklynDispatche”,The Brooklyn Rail, July august 2009
2002 "Giles Lyon." The New York Times 3 May 2002: E40.
"Giles Lyon." The New Yorker 13 May 2002: 18-19.
Korotkin, Joyce. "Giles Lyon.” The New York Art World Summer 2002: 40.
Vincent, Steven. "Collective Obsessive." Smock Winter 2002: 88-89.
Wong, Sherry. "Synesthic Surface." www.artnet.com 24 May 2002.
2001 Jervert, Claire. "Some Thoughts on the Show." In The Hard & The Soft. ex. cat., April 2001.
New American Paintings Number 32, March 2001. Wellesley, MA: The Open Studios Press.
Turner, Grady T. "Hard & Soft." In The Hard & The Soft. ex. cat., April 2001.
2000 Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: Lori Taschler, Jeanne Tremel, Angela Wyman." The New York Times 12 May 2000.
de Lima Greene, Alison. "Texas Modern." In Texas: 150 Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ex. cat., New York: Abrams, 2000.
Goodman, Jonathan. "Greater New York.” Contemporary Visual Arts 2000.
Kino, Carol. "The Emergent Factor." Art in America July 2000: 46.
"Maximal Minimal." The New Yorker 3 July 2000.
Turner, Grady T. "Beautiful Dreamers: Emerging American Painters, Circa 2000." Flash Art January /February 2000.
1999 "Giles Lyon." The New Yorker 27 September 1999.
Kuspit, Donald. " Giles Lyon: Feigen Contemporary." Artforum December 1999: 148.
Henry, Max. "Gotham Dispatch." www.artnet.com 3 September 1999.
1999 Zimmer, William. "Artists Integrate Color and Rudeness." The New York Times 10 January 1999.
Zinsser, John. "Painter's Journal." www.artnet.com 5 October 1999.
Naves, Mario. "We Need More Art Like Lyon's Like We Need More Novelty Vomit." The New York Observer 11 October 1999: 17.
Sozanski, Edward J. "Pictorial abstraction: Between reality, invention." The Philadelphia Inquirer 26 September 1999.
Viveros-Faune, Christian. "Ecclesiastes Time." New York Press 22-28 September 1999: 16.
1998 "Absolut Lyon." Bomb Magazine Summer 1998.
Bartelik, Marek. "Giles Lyon, Alexandre De Folin." Art Forum May 1998: 151-52.
Brown, Cecily. "Painting Epiphany." Flash Art May-June 1998: 76-79.
Goodman, Jonathan. "Giles Lyon." Art in America September 1998: 133-34.
Harrison, Helen A. "Brite Magic." The New York Times 24 May 1998: LL14.
Schwabsky, Barry. "Art In Review. " The New York Times 25 October 1998.
1997 Greko, Steve. "Fuel: Archive." www.Platform.net November 1997.
Johnson, Ken. "Almost Something: Depictive Abstraction." The New York Times 19 December 1997: E40.
Johnson, Ken. "Giles Lyon." The New York Times 19 December 1997: E40.
Kind, Joshua. "Post Pop/Post Pictures." New Art Examiner November 1997: 54-55.
Levin, Kim. "Choices." The Village Voice 16 December 1997.
Levin, Kim. "Choices." The Village Voice 17 July 1997.
1995 Colpitt, Frances. "Report From Texas: Going Against the Grain." Art in America April 1995: 44-47.
Licata, Elizabeth. "Giles Lyon." ArtNews January 1995: 167.
Moody, Tom. "Giles Lyon." Artforum May 1995: 103.
1994 McBride, Elizabeth. "On The Edge: Giles Lyon: Beauty and the Blob." ArtNews September 1994: 112.
Morrow, Kathleen. "Works of Artist at New York Galleries." Houston Chronicle 23 July 1994: S4.
Smith, Roberta. " Art in Review: To Enchant (blue)." The New York Times 22 July 1994: C24.
1993 Harrison, Helen A. "Edward Albee's About Sculpture As an Idea." The New York Times 11 July 1993: L1.
Waddington, Chris. "Highs and Lows from Houston." New Orleans Picayune 1 January 1993: 17.
1992 Frohman, Mark. "Cursed Abstraction." Public News 16 December 1992: 8.
Johnson, Liz. "New Kids Influenced by Pop Masters." Houston Chronicle 20 May 1992.
1991 Chadwick, Susan. "Art of Change." Houston Post 26 March 1991: 4d.
Rice, Robin. "Drawing Blood." Philadelphia City Paper 30 Sept.-7 Oct. 1999: 22.
2000 "Forms of Discontent (an interview with Gary Stephan)." PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art #66, 2000: 19-37.
Smock. Premier Issue, Summer 2000.
LECTURES, PANELS, AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010 Panelist, Artist Residencies, Apex Art, New York, NY
2009 Lecturer, University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN
Visiting critic and lecturer, University of Buffalo, NY
2006 Panelist, Contemporary Artists on Pollock, Guggenheim Museum, NY
Lecturer and panelist, Ocher India, Hyderabad, India
2003 Panelist, Performance Arts Journal Panel, New York, NY
Visiting critic, Drury University Department of Art and Art History, MO
Visiting critic and lecturer, Penn State School of Visual Arts, PA
2002 Visiting critic, lecturer, and panelist, Tyler School of Art, PA
2001 Visiting critic and lecturer, Maine College of Art, ME
2000 Visiting critic, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1999 Visiting critic, Empire State College, New York, NY
1992 Visiting critic and lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, RI
1991 Visiting critic and lecturer, University of Houston, TX
Museum of Fine Art Houston, Houston, TX
Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
The West Collection, Oaks, PA
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC
Edward Albee, New York, NY
The Barrett Collection, Dallas, TX
Ross Bleckner, New York, NY
Christophe de Menil, New York, NY
Walter Hopps, Houston, TX
Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY