Dr. Lucy Lyons

When Lucy was an MA student studying Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art School, her interests centred around the human body as an object of perceptual study and the nature of her own subjective interest in its ‘pathology’. Her practice was, to an unusual degree, underpinned by a researcher’s mentality – she had studied anatomy and had drawn cadavers at the Hunterian and in Norwich. The doctorate work that she subsequently embarked on at Sheffield Hallam University in 1999 (Delineating Disease: A system for investigating Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressivaon) was a natural development of these interests. She took up the position as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen in 1999 and has, since 2011, worked part-time with the Foundation students teaching sessions to introduce research methodology. She has been Artist in Residence at Bart’s Pathology Museum, visiting lecturer, MA Art & Science at Central St Martins and Artist in residence at Drawing Spaces in collaboration with the Gulbenkian Institute of Science, Lisbon. She is a member of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain and RMIP (State Registered Accreditation of Medical Illustration Practitioners).


Lucy Lyons work is centred within the traditional pursuit of (mostly) drawing but also uses the processes of drawing as an empathic equivalent to biological processes. As she says: “My work explores the notion of observing and understanding the world through the activity and processes involved in making.”


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