Keith Tyson

Born in 1969 - United Kingdom


Keith Tyson (b. 1969, Ulverston, Cumbria, England) began working as an apprentice engineer making nuclear submarines after leaving high school at age 15. Deciding to pursue art, he quit the shipyards and gained admission to the Carlisle College of Art, England, graduating in 1990. He earned his M.A. in Alternative Practice at the University of Brighton, England in 1993.

Incorporating systems of logic, scientific methodology and chance into his artistic oeuvre, Keith Tyson captivates audiences with his quest for comprehension, while evaluating the limits and infinites of his environment. His expression of both hypotheses and conclusion is conceptually founded and expressed in varying media, such as painting, drawing and sculpture. Tyson has received numerous awards and became the 18th recipient of the prestigious Turner Prize.

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Keith Tyson: A Mystery to Myself, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (Denmark)

Panta Rhei: Recent Paintings by Keith Tyson, Pace London (UK)

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

Keith Tyson: 52 Variables, The Pace Gallery, 510 West 25th Street, New York (USA)

Keith Tyson: Cloud Choreography and Other Emergent Systems, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, London (UK)
Keith Tyson, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (USA)

Keith Tyson: Fractal Dice, PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, New York (USA)
Keith Tyson: Nature Paintings, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle (UK)
Keith Tyson: Random Nature, Project B Contemporary Art, Milan (Italy)

Keith Tyson: Studio Wall Drawings 1997–2007, Haunch of Venison, London (UK)
Keith Tyson, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul (South Korea)

Keith Tyson: Large Field Array, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen. Traveled to: De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands; PaceWildenstein, New York (USA)
Keith Tyson: Nature Paintings, Haunch of Venison, Zurich (Switzerland)
Keith Tyson: The Sum of All Possible Paths, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)

Keith Tyson, The Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine (USA)
Keith Tyson: Geno Pheno, PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York (USA)

Keith Tyson: The Terrible Weight of History, Galerie Judin, Zurich (Switzerland)
Keith Tyson: Geno Pheno, Haunch of Venison, London (UK)

Keith Tyson: Collected Short Stories, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)
Keith Tyson: Works from a Teleological Accelerator, Arndt and Partner, Berlin (Germany)

Keith Tyson, Kunsthalle Zurich (Switzerland)
Keith Tyson: Supercollider, South London Gallery, London (UK)

Keith Tyson: Studio Wall Drawings, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK)
Keith Tyson: One of Each, Galerie Ursula Krinzinger, Vienna (Austria)

Keith Tyson: Molecular Compound No. 4, Kleines Helmhaus, Zurich (Switzerland)
Keith Tyson, Delfina, London (UK)

Keith Tyson, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK)
Keith Tyson: New Artmachine Paintings, Galerie Georges-Philippe and Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)

Keith Tyson, David Zwirner Gallery, New York (USA)

Keith Tyson: From the Artmachine (14 Iterations), Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK)


Art of its Own Making, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, MO (USA)
Grounded, The Pace Gallery, 534 West 25th Street, New York City, NY (USA)

Freedom Not Genius, Works From Damien Hirst's Collection, MAMM, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (Russia)
Disappearing into one, Zabludowicz Collection London, London (UK)

Painting without Paint, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen (Denmark)
Beyond Reality, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (Czech Republic)
Friends & Family, Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London (UK)

Group show, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)
Radical Drawing, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (UK)
La Biennale de Montréal 2011, Biennale de Montréal, Montreal, QC (USA)
Weltraum. Die Kunst und ein Traum, Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna (Austria)

Order to see, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris (France)
Changing The World, ARNDT, Berlin (Germany)
VaXINation, Galerie Xippas, Athens, Athens (Greece)
Pastiche, , The Pace Gallery, 545 West 22nd Street, New York City, NY (USA)
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, Zabludowicz Collection London (UK)
Peeping Tom, Vegas Gallery, London (UK)
Dopplereffekt, Bilder in Kunst und Wissenschaft, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Kiel (Germany)
East Wing Nine presents EXHIBITIONISM: The Art of Display, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (UK)

15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Pete and Repeat, Works from the Zabludowicz Collection, Zabludowicz Collection London (UK)
The Age of the Marvellous, All Visual Arts, London (UK)
ISTANBUL, Il faut être absolument moderne, Paradise Row, London (UK)
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (USA)
Walking in my Mind, Hayward Gallery, London (UK)
Universal Code, The Power Plant, Toronto, ON (USA)
Mythologies, Haunch of Venison, London (UK)

In Drawing, Purdy Hicks Gallery, London (UK)
WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha, FLAG Art Foundation, New York City, NY (USA)
Diagonal Argument, Bétonsalon, Paris (France)
Blasted Allegories, Werke aus der Sammlung Ringier, Kunstmuseum Luzern (Switzerland)
History in the Making, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (Japan)
Beyond Measure: conversations across art and science, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge (UK)
Martian Museum of Terrestrial Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London (UK)
Estratos, Espacio AV, Murcia (Spain)
Accidental Modernism, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York City, NY (USA)

Oeuvres encombrantes, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)
Unfinished Symphony, FAS Contemporary, London (UK)
, The Turner Prize: A Retrospective, Tate Britain, London (UK)
You'll never know, Hayward Gallery, London (UK)

Artists for Tichý, Tichý for Artists, MMK Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Wörlen, Passau (Germany)
The Wonderful Fund, Collecting Art for the New Millenium, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex (UK)
Artists for Tichy, Tichy for Artists, The East Bohemian Gallery / Východo?eská galerie, Pardubice (Czech Republic)
Motion On Paper, Ben Brown Fine Arts, London (UK)
THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC (London Beat), Sprüth Magers London (UK)
Between a rock and a hard place: the stone in art, Kenny Schachter / ROVE Projects LLP, London (UK)
Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer (Hundred Kisses are better than one), Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna (Austria)
A Handful Of Dust, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK)

Works on Paper, ARNDT, Berlin (Germany)
Wonderful Fund Collection, Musée de Marrakech (Morrocco)
Dionysiac, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris (France)

Central Station, Collection Harald Falckenberg, La Maison Rouge, Paris (France)
De leur temps. Collections privées Francaises, MUba Eugène Leroy, Tourcoing (France)
Die Neue Kunsthalle III, materiell-Immateriell, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim (Germany)
Another Zero, GAMeC, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy)

Outlook, Benaki Museum, Athens (Greece)
Tra Est e Ovest, Gagliardi Art System, Turin (Italy)
The Lost Collection Of An Invisible Man, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (UK)
Reality Check, Recent Developments in British Photography and Video, Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow (Poland)
Gelijk het leven is, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (Belgium)
Living with Duchamp, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (US)
Home, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)
Independence, SLG South London Gallery, London (UK)
micro/macro British Art 1996-2002, Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest (Hungary)
Reality Check, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague (Czech Republic)
TALKING PIECES, Text und Bild in der Zeitgenössischen Kunst, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (Germany)

Verne Dawson, Keith Tyson, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich (Switzerland)
25° Bienal de São Paulo, Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
l'Effet Larsen, Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain (Luxembourg)
Con Art, Magic / Object / Action, Site Gallery, Sheffield (UK)
Mathématique, Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London (UK)
Flights of Reality, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (UK)

Der Larsen Effekt, OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz (Austria)
Brave New World, Galería OMR, Mexico City (Mexico)
Ingenting / Nothing, , Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö (Sweden)
49th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (Italy)
2. Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst, berlin biennale für zeitgenössische kunst, Berlin (Germany)
A B See D, Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London (UK)

British Art Show 5, Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, Wales (UK)
British Art Show 5, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
Over The Edges, SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (Belgium)

Seeing Time, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA (USA)

It’s a Curse, It’s a Burden, The Approach, London (UK)

Sarah Staton's Supastore, Cornerhouse, Manchester (UK)

Madame ma conscience, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris (France)
Pandaemonium, ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, London (UK)

The Space Between, Galerie Fortlaan 17, Ghent (Belgium)

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