Nicola Tyson

Nicola Tyson (b. 1960, London) lives and works in New York. She attended Chelsea School of Art, and Central St. Martins School of Art, London. Tyson is known for her ‘psycho-figuration’ works - assertive depictions of the human body in odd arrangements of patched-together, distorted, or missing parts, rendered in a bright but reduced colour palette. Tyson's paintings and prints all begin in her line drawings and sketches, which she considers a distinct practice that allows for an exploration of the imagination and unconscious through focused free-association. Selected solo exhibitions include: Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, California (2014);  Sadie Coles HQ, London (2013); White Columns, New York (2013); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2012); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2011); Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK (2009); Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (2009); Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, California (2007); Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Republic of Ireland (2005); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2005); Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2003); Galeria Carnargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brasil (2001); Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France (2000) and Sadie Coles HQ, London (1999).

Last updated: 20.02.2015


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