Born 1960 in London, Nicola Tyson studied at Chelsea School of Art and Central St Martin’s School of Art, London. In 2009 she had a solo show at Sadie Coles HQ and in 2007 at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York. Tyson's work contributed to the 2006 group show Drawn into the World at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and to Les Grands Spectacles - 120 Years of Art and Mass Culture, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, 2005. "Nicola Tyson", a catalogue of her exhibition at the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, was published in 2005. Tyson lives and works in New York.