A former art director in the fashion industry, the New York-based painter captures teen girls engaging with love and life. Her filmic sense of composition depicts moments of intimacy juxtaposed against those complicated (confusing or shameful) between-times of exploration, discovery, and resolution. Mysterious, sinister, romantic—these pictures are exorcisms of desire, of those luscious days when all you (Gen X) could do was sit by the phone and hope you didn’t miss the call.
Karyn Lyons (b. 1966, New Haven, CT) received a BA in Journalism from the American University in Washington, D.C.. She did post-graduate studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Lyons will present her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at Anat Ebgi in the summer of 2023. She lives and works in New York City.