Nicola Tyson

 
Born in London, England
 
Lives and works in New York, NY
1989
St. Martins School of Art, London, England
1980-1981
St. Martins School of Art, London, England
1979-1980
Chelsea School of Art, London, England

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
"Mutual Admiration Society," Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
 
Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (link)
 
Sadie Cole’s, London, UK
 
The Drawing Room, London, UK
 
Petzel, New York, NY
2016
“Works on Paper,” Petzel, New York, NY
 
“Living Dangerously,” two person show with Angela Dufresne, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
2015
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
 
"Goodbye/Hello,” Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
2014
"Trouble in Happiness," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2013
Nicola Tyson: Bowie Nights at Billy's Club, London, 1978, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
2012
Nicola Tyson: Bowie Nights at Billy's Club, London, 1978, White Columns, NY (link)
2011
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
 
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
 
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
 
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
2003
Heads, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
 
Oeuvres Recentes, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
2002
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Galeria Carnargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brasil
2000
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
1999
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
1998
Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
 
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
1997
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Anthony dOffay Gallery, London, UK
 
Entwistle Gallery, London, UK
 
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Trial Balloon, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018
“Cast of Characters,” Bureau of General Services—Queer Division and The LGBT Community Center, New York, NY
2017
“Petzel at Nanzuka,” Nanzuka, Tokyo, Japan
 
"SomeBodies,” Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2016
“Belief and Doubt: Selections from the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, NSU Art Museum, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
“Portraits,” Skarstedt, New York, NY
2014
"New Dawn", curated by Leidy Churchman, Silberkuppe, Berlin
 
"The Nakeds," the Drawing Room, London, UK
2013
"ICA Off-Site: A Journey Through London's Subculture: 1980s to Now", Old Selfridges Hotel, London
 
The Cat Show, curated by Rhonda Lieberman, White Columns, New York
 
Facture and Fidelity: Painting Between Abstraction and Figuration, 1945 2010, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
2012
Bowie Nights at Billys Club, London, 1978, White Columns, New York I glove U, curated by Ridley Howard, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia.
2011
CLAP, Hessel Museum of Art & CCS Galleries, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
 
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
 
Group Exhibition: Never Let Me Go curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago IL
 
Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondence Issue, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY
 
Kick in the Eye, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
 
Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York
 
Dark Christmas, Leo Koenig, New York
2010
Monster, West Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, Canada
 
A Site, Teverina Fine Art, Cortona, Italy
 
Summer Exhibition, room curated by Fiona Rae, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK, (catalog), Nominated for the Charles Wollaston Award
 
"Vivid: Female Currents in PaintinG, curated by Janet Phelps, Schroeder Romero & Shredder Gallery
 
Un-home-ly, Oakville Galleries, Toronto, Canada
 
Culture Show, June 2011, Petzel, New York, NY
2009
From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, Teverina Fine Art, Athens, Greece
 
Movement Schmoovement, La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY
2008
Kunst Im Heim, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin
 
Second Thoughts, Hessel Musesum of Art, Center of Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
 
Out of Shape: Stylistic Distortions of the Human Form in Art from the Logan Collection, The Frances Lehnman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2007
Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Center of Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
 
Dont Look. Contemporary Drawings from an Alumnas Collection (Martina Yamin, Class of 1958), Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA
 
At Home, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY
 
Stuff: International Contemporary Art from the Collection of Burt Aaron, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, MI
 
Shared Women, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
 
The Sorcerers Apprentice, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006
Drawn into the World, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Donald Baechler, Saint Clair Cemin, George Condo, Nicola Tyson, Rebecca Warren: Works from the Ophiuchus Collection, Hydra Workshops, Greece
 
Ridykeulous, Participant Inc., New York, NY
2005
Les Grands Spectacles 120 Years of Art and Mass Culture, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Vienna
 
UBS Openings, Level 3: Material Gestures, Tate Modern, London, UK
 
Present Perfect, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
 
Art Now: Confronting Figures, Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT
 
Slices of Life, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
2004
"Summer Exhibition", room curated by Gary Hume, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
 
Sexy Beasts 1963 2004, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY
 
Esprit, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
2002
Gallery Swap, Sadie Coles H.Q. London, Sommer Contemporary, Tel-Aviv, Israel
 
Statements (six), Rita Ackerman, Mark Borthwick, Nicola Tyson, a project by Dornbracht, New York, NY
2000
Drawing on the Figure: Works on Paper from the Manilow Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Greater New York, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
 
Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
 
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
 
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
 
Full Serve, Curated by Kenny Schacter, New York, NY
1999
New Work: Painting Today Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
 
What Big Is, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
1998
Pop Surrealism, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
 
Drawings IV, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Some Women/Pretty Girls, Florida Atlantic University, Ritter Art Gallery, FL
 
Galeria Camargo Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brasil
 
Chaos, Control, Chaos, Control. You Like? You Like, Curated by Anne Lemieux, Elias Fine Art, Boston, MA
1997
A Decade of Collecting: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
 
Project Painting, Basilico Fine Arts & Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
 
Best of the Season, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
 
Package Holiday: Works by British artists in the Ophiucus Collection, curated by Pauline Karpidas and Sadie Coles, Hydra
 
New Work: Drawings Today, Curated by Janet Bishop and Gary Garrels, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
 
Drawings...An Annual Bi-coastal Invitational, Meyerson and Nowinski, Seattle, WA
1996
Psycho-Morphing, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
1995
Works on Paper: Paul Myoda and Nicola Tyson, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
 
In a Different Light, curated by Nayland Blake and Lawrence RInder, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
1994
The Unsuccess Story, curated by Kenny Schachter 479 Broome Street, New York, NY
 
Petzel/Borgmann Gallery, New York, NY
 
I Could Do That, Curated by Kenny Schachter, 109 Greene Street, New York, NY
1993
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1992
part FANTASY, Trial BALLOON, New York; traveled to:
 
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
 
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver
 
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1994
1991
Queer, Minor Injury, New York, NY
1990
Milch Gallery, London, UK
1989
The Whitechapel Open, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1988
The Whitechapel Open, The Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK

Bibliography

2018
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2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2013
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Russeth, Andrew, Grave Matters: Read an Exclusive Excerpt of Nicola Tysons Dead Letter Men, GalleristNY at Observer.com, February 5
 
Nicola Tyson's Bowie night shots come to London, Phaidon, January 15
2012
Helmore, Edward, "Making a Scene", W Magazine, November
2011
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2009
Smyth, Cherry, Nicola Tyson, Art Review, Issue 31, April, p. 114
 
Smith, Roberta, Rewards and Clarity in a Show of Restraint, The New York Times, February 19
 
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2008
Saltz, Jerry, No Images of Man, Nymag.com, August 25
 
Baker, R.C., Retro Man, Village Voice, July 9-15, p. 36
 
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2007
Impulse: Works on Paper, The Logan Collection Vail, Catalogue, p. 154
 
Krner, Magdalena, Nicola Tyson, Monopol, August, p. 18
 
The Sorcerers Apprentice, Galleri Faurschou, pp. 46-49
 
Calendar, Tate Diary, March
 
Falconer, Morgan, Nicola Tyson, Art Review, July, p. 132
 
Cristobal, Sarah, Nicola Tyson: Yvon Lambert, Style.com, July
 
Brooks, Amra, Nicola Tyson: Marc Foxx Gallery, Artforum, Summer, p. 506
 
Myers, Terry R., Nicola Tyson: Marc Foxx, Modern Painters, June, p. 113
 
Bedford, Christopher, Critics Picks: Nicola Tyson at Marc Foxx, Artforum.com, March 28
 
Brooks, Amra, Must See Art: Nicola Tyson and Charline von Heyl, L.A. Weekly, March 28
 
Berardini, Andrew, Scene & Herd: Painting the Town, Artforum.com, March 21
2006
Hirsch, Faye, Nicola Tyson at Friedrich Petzel, Art in America, October, p. 197
 
Hudson, Suzanne, Nicola Tyson, Artforum, March, p. 292
 
Donald Baechler, Saint Clair Cemin, George Condo, Nicola Tyson, Rebecca Warren: Works from the Ophiuchus Collection, Hydra Workshops, Greece, p. 7, 13, 15, 19
 
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Gleuck, Grace, Art in Review, The New York Times, January 27
 
Calendar, New York Sun, January 26, p. 10
2005
Nicola Tyson, Dublin, The Douglas Hyde Gallery
 
Brehm, Margrit, Balancing Acts and Masquerades, Les Grands Spectacles 120 Years of Art and Mass Culture, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Hatje Cantz Verlag, pp. 156-165
 
Searle, Adrian, Where Laughter Comes In, The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Exhibition catalogue, pp. 1-4
 
Colman, David, The Country Girl, Elle Dcor, November, pp.204-209
 
Nicola Tyson, Keith Edmier, The Dubliner, July 15
 
Dunne, Aidan, Fascinating Bodies of Work, Irish Times, July 6
 
Leen, Catherine, Nicola Tyson, Sunday Times, July 3
 
Feaver, William, Nicola Tyson, Artnews, June, p.134
 
Falconer, Morgan, Contemporary Painting: London, The Burlington Magazine, April, p. 269-271
 
Nicola Tyson, Tema Celeste, issue 108, March-April
 
Smyth, Cherry, Nicola Tyson, Art Monthly, March
2004
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2003
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Levin, Kim, Jon Pylypchuk + Nicola Tyson, The Village Voice, February 12
 
Gruner, Fisun, Colorful Characters, Metro Life, January 21
2002
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1998
Burgi, Mendes, The Beginning of Transformation, Kunsthalle Zrich
 
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1997
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1996
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1995
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1994
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1991
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1990
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Collections

 
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
 
Tate Gallery, London, UK
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
 
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
 
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
 
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
 
UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA