Nicola Tyson

Born 1960 London, Nicola Tyson lives and works in London. Graduated from Chelsea School of Art, London (1980); St. Martins School of Art, London (1981); and Central St. Martins School of Art, London (1989).

Primarily known as a painter, Tyson has also worked with photography, film, performance and the written word.

Her work is held in public and private collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C; and Tate, London.

Select solo exhibitions include Sense of Self, Petzel Gallery, New York (2020); Works on Paper (online), Petzel Gallery, New York (2020); Beyond the Trace, Drawing Room, London (2017); A Tendency to Flock, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2017); Nicola Tyson, The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2017); Works on Paper, Petzel Gallery, New York (2016); Living Dangerously, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland (2016); “Goodbye/Hello”, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris (2015); Trouble in Happiness, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Culver City (2014); and Nicola Tyson: Bowie Nights, at Billy’s Club, London, 1978, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2013).

Select group exhibitions include Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, CCS Bard, Husdon (2021); 100 Drawings from Now, Drawing Center, New York (2020); Flora + Fauna, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2020); Inaugural Exhibition, Susanne Vielmetter Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); Close: Drawn Portraits, Drawing Room, London (2018); Cast of Characters, Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, New York (2018); Nudes, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2018); ISelf Collection: Bumped Bodies, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2018); Simon Denny, Sarah Morris, Joyce Pensato, Seth Price, Dirk Skreber, Hiroki Tsukuda, Nicola Tyson, Petzel at Nanzuka, Tokyo (2017); Artistic Differences, ICA, London (2016); and The Nakeds, Drawing Room, London and De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill On Sea (2014). 

Last updated: 30.04.2021

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