GILES LYON (b. 1967, USA) / / 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




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." 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." 3 September 1999.

1999                Zimmer, William. "Artists Integrate Color and Rudeness." The New York Times 10 January 1999.

                        Zinsser, John. "Painter's Journal." 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." 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.




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