Mitch Lyons earned his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware.
Lyons has had exhibitions of his work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; the Noyes Museum, New Jersey; Kalmar Lans Museum, Kalmar, Sweden; and the Vonderau Museum, Fulda, Germany. He is a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council of the Arts visual arts grant. He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware. In the past ten years he has led over 100 workshops.
“Viewing Lyons’ prints could be compared to viewing the interior walls of an old house being demolished, when layers of paint and wallpaper reveal the stratum of lives lived, lives changed and the elements of time and history.” – Jenine Culligan, Associate Curator for Exhibitions, Delaware Art Museum
“True innovators in the art world, and Mitch Lyons is one of them, make the complex appear to be so simple, so clear … Mitch Lyons has added to the vocabulary of contemporary art.”
~ Leonard Lehrer, Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University
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