Dr David Lyons

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8998

Biography

As an artist and designer, I’m interested in people’s different visual perceptions. Individually, we all have different experiences, but how is art perceived by the blind and partially sighted? Can we translate design to enhance meaning and accessibility?

This is something that I’ve explored through artistic research.  My recent work, Double Vision: An investigation of art and differential perception looks at how we can translate design to enhance the experience of those with vision impairments. This is done through the application of colour theory, artistic principles and computer science. It has led to numerous papers, articles and multiple exhibitions, notably in Paris, Washington DC and Hangzhou, China. 

My research is in close relationship with artists and technicians from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, the University of Dundee and the University of Manchester.

Graphic and Media Design

Physical Digital Experiences

Digital Media Concepts

Design Contexts

Visual Literacies

 

 

 

 Colour Theory, physiology of the eye and their effects on colour perception.


Artistic expression directed to specific visual acuities.


Seeing as thinking and art's role in that process. 


Technologically enhanced visual thinking and perception


Guerrilla tactics in art, design and advertising. 

PUBLICATIONS

2017

(re)visions, Harrison and Nickle (eds.) Expression Intercession, David Lyons and Raz Ullah, pp 88-93. Discovery Press, Dundee

2015

Lyons, D, Ullah, R and Flatla, D, Double Vision, Impact 9 Printmaking Conference Publication, Hangzhou, China 2015. pp 121-127
Lyons, D and Flatla, D, Eye For An Eye, Electronic Visualization & the Arts, Ng, K. with S. McDaid and J. Bowen (eds.) EVA London 2014: pp 49-55

Biofutur, BioArt: La Rencontre des Arts Et De La Science, n. 369. Cover and pp 25-53

Chachan cedex, France        

2013

Printmaking Today, Lyons, D, Double Blind Test Series, 2013, vol 22, pp 51-52. London, England          

Lyons, David. Concept Development. Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Online, eCollege course.

2011                      

Lyons, David. Dimensional Design. Art Insitute of Pittsburgh. Online, eCollege course.

Lyons, David. Visual Design in Communication. Capella University.  Online, Blackboard course.

EXHIBITIONS

2015

Print Festival Scotland, HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY Circle Squared with Raz Ullah
Dundee Scotland

XIHU CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY Seeing Double with Raz Ullah
Hangzhou China

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Silk Road Worm
Hangzhou China

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART Visions of Epigenetics: This is Tomorrow Calling
Hangzhou China

CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS GALLERY Visions of Epigenetics: Expression Intercession with Raz Ullah
Paris France

CENTRE SPACE Double Vision with Raz Ullah and David Flatla
Dundee Scotland

EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Visions of Epigenetics: This is Tomorrow Calling
Edinburgh Scotland

HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY, Edition Two: Spots
Dundee Scotland

2014

IAWIS Conference exhibition QUEEN MOTHER BUILDING GALLERY Color Blind Test Series with David Flatla
Dundee Scotland

BSC EVE Conference Demonstration Eye for An Eye with David Flatla
London UK

SARAH SILBERMAN ART GALLERY Double Blind
Rockville MD USA

2013

HANNAH MACLURE CENTRE GALLERY Double Blind Test Series
Dundee Scotland

2007                      

ART BORED, Gallery 106, Menomonie, WI. David Lyons’ and Robert Hilpert’s latest Art Bored work.

2001                      

FACULTY SHOW, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI. Hand colored etchings

PROFESSOR'S CHOICE, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. Silver prints.

RECKLESS ABANDON, Love Ugly, Rochester, MN. Mixed media performance.

2000                      

HAPPY PENGUIN FILM FESTIVAL, Rochester, MN. Video screening.

1996                      

EPHEMERAL TRUTHS, San Marcos Fine Arts Center, San Marcos, TX. Color photographic print.

1995                      

A DIFFERENT APPROACH; PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES BY DAVID LYONS, St. Charles College, St. Charles MO. Silver prints.

1994                      

MINNESOTA ART, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN. Silver print diptych.

BIG TIME ART SHOW, Survival Graphics, Madison, WI. Two man show. Electric sculptures.

1993                      

CRAWL, The Safe House, Green Bay, WI. Performance  with Cool Youth Deacon and Mild Bill Stiegerwaldt.

HAIG DEMARJIAN AND DAVE LYONS, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Mixed technique prints.                        

IF YOU CAN’T WALK, CRAWL! Looters, Green Bay, WI. One man show of mixed technique prints and electric sculpture.

SIXTY- FOURTH ANNUAL ART SHOW, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Mixed technique print diptych.

1992                      

RECENT WORKS, Mantra, West Chicago, IL. One-man show. Electric sculpture and silkscreen on silver prints.

OUT OF PLACE IN GOD’S COUNTRY, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Two man show. Electric sculpture and prints.

GROUP SHOW, Gallery B-106, Madison, WI. Photo and photo diptych.

SIXTY-THIRD ANNUAL ART SHOW, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Silver gelatin print.

PHOTOGRAPHS, Humanities Building, Madison, WI. One-man show of photographs.

1991                      

UNCENSORED ART, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI. Silkscreen on photo diptych.

ANTI-CENSORSHIP EXHIBITION, Art Cancer, Madison WI. Electric sculpture.

1990                      

...BUT I HAD TO KILL HIM, Avalon, Chicago, IL. One-man show of electric paintings.

PRINTMAKING, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Gallery, Chicago, IL. Silkscreens.

 

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