Keith Tyson was born in Ulverston in 1969, he "maps" his life and what surrounds him, without limits of content and with great curiosity, following both distant or very close optical visions. Of course it's not a traditional geographical map, but a research based on senses, on the connection between the artist and the everyday-life, because "all things come to reveal something about their being." 

His work evolved then into the Nature Paintings and Natural Portraits series,  in which works are executed with chemical reactions on aluminum, that have an evolution independent from the artist's hand. 

Tyson exhibited in galleries and museums around the world since 1996, the main recent exhibitions include: A Mystery To Myself, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2014; Panta Rhei, Peace, London, 2013; Entangled in the Amber Glow of a Weary World Woven, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark; Keith Tyson: Contemporary Grotesques, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France, 2011; Keith Tyson: 52 Variables The Pace Gallery, New York, 2010.

Keith Tyson is a British artist. He was born in Ulverston, UK in 1969.


1990 – 93
University of Brighton: Alternative Practice BA

1989 – 90
Carlisle College of Art

1984 – 89
Barrow-in-Furness College of Engineering: M.E.C.S (Mechanical Engineering Craft Studies)


A Mystery to Myself, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 

Panta Rhei, Pace, London, UK 

Entangled in the Amber Glow of a Weary Woven World, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Keith Tyson: Contemporary Grotesques, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris, France 

Keith Tyson: 52 Variables, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY 
Cloud Choreography and other Emergent Systems, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London,             UK

Keith Tyson, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

Fractal Dice, PaceWildenstein Gallery, New York, USA
Nature Paintings, Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Random Nature, Project B, Milan, Italy


De Pictura, Project B, Milan, Italy 
Collected Lines, Drawings from the Ringier Collection, Winterhur, Switzerland 
Eureka, Pace Gallery, New York, USA Chewing Gum, Pace Gallery, Hong Kong 

The Drawing Room, Magasin 3, Stockholm Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden 
In the Round, Pace gallery, New York, USA 

Painting Without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 
Freedom Not Genius: Works from Damien Hirst’s MurderMe Collection, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, Italy 
Beyond Reality: British Painting Today, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic 
Sacred Geometry and Secular Science, Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, IL 

Adventures in Wonderland, MdM Museum, Porto Cervo, Italy Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK 7th La Biennale de Montréal: Chance, École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Canada Space. About a Dream, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria Peeping Tom, Kunsnthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands 

50 Years at Pace, The Pace Gallery, New York, USA
VaXINations, Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Changing The World, ARNDT Contemporary Art GmbH and Co, Berlin
Pastiche, PaceWildenstein, NY, USA
On The Square, PaceWildenstein, NY, USA
Dopplereffekt - Images in Art and Science, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Germany
Peeping Tom, VEGAS Gallery, London
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection, London

eARTh: Art Of A Changing World, Royal Academy, London
Capturing Claudia, Colnaghi Gallery, London
The Age of Marvellous, All Visual Arts, One Marylebone, London
Pete and Repeat, Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, London
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, L.A, USA
Il faut être absolument moderne, Paradise Row, Istanbul
Walking In My Mind, Hayward Gallery Summer Exhibition, Southbank Centre, UK
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada
150 Years of Art and Design, Brighton University, Brighton, UK
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Universal Code, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
British Subjects: Identity and Self-fashioning, 1967-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA

In Drawing, Purdy Hicks, London
Wall Rockets, Flag Art Foundation, New York
Drawn from the Collection 1500 – 2008, The Clore Gallery, Tate Britain, London, UK
History in the Making: A Retrospective of The Turner Prize, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Diagonal Argument, Betonsalon, Paris, France
Beyond Measure: Conversations Across Art & Science, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
Estratos, Murcia, Spain
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican, London
Accidental Modernism, Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York, USA


Professorship, University of Brighton, U.K

Honorary Degree of Doctors of Letters, University of Brighton, UK

Turner Prize, London, UK

ICA Arts and Innovation Award, London, U.K


Tullie House Museum, Cumbria, UK
Arts Council Collection, Great Britain, London, UK
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
French National Art Collection (FNAC), Paris, France
Foundation Francois Pinault
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark
SMAK – Stedelik Museum voor Actuelle Kunst, Gent
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
The South London Gallery Collection, London, UK
Tate Modern, London, UK
MOMA, New York, USA
Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, USA