Mark Lyon

1979 · United States

Artist biography

Calling upon views of the every day in his rich imagery, American photographer Mark Lyon showcases for his audience his ability to transform these seemingly mundane spaces into the metaphysically sublime.

In these works, Lyons aims to explore the careful balance between the ordinary and the extraordinary. His perspective and cropping of each scene allow what would normally be overlooked spaces evolve into a realm of contemplate and inquiry. The result is the desire to absorb each scene and consider this careful balance between nature and artifice, between the peripheral and the powerful.

Born in Rochester, New York, in 1979, Lyon earned his MAAS in Studio Art from the State University of New York – New Paltz. He has been the recipient of several prominent awards, including the Photographer’s Fellowship at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and he has also enjoyed the publication of his work in leading periodicals such as The New Yorker. His imagery has made it into several permanent museum collections, including the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University as well as the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.

Mark Lyon

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