Colin Lyons was born in Windsor, Ontario in 1985, and grew up in Petrolia: ‘Canada’s original oil boomtown’. This experience has fueled his interests in industrial ruins and sacrificial landscapes. Fusing sculpture, printmaking, and site-specific installation, his work employs the chemistry of printmaking as a re-enactment of the boom and bust cycles of industrial economies. These projects consider
preservation in an age of planned obsolescence and resource depletion, and reflect on issues around geo-engineering, urban renewal and brownfield rehabilitation practices.
Colin received his BFA from Mount Allison University (2007) and MFA in printmaking from University of Alberta (2012). His work has been shown in 25 solo exhibitions across Canada and the United States, as well as in group exhibitions internationally. In 2016, he was awarded the Grant Wood Fellowship in Printmaking (The University of Iowa), and in 2013 he participated in the Kala Art Institute Fellowship (Berkeley, CA).
He currently lives in Binghamton, New York, where he is an assistant professor at Binghamton University (SUNY).
Visit www.colinlyons.ca to learn more about Colin’s work.
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