Nicola Tyson was born in 1960 in London, England. She attended Chelsea School of Art, London; St. Martins School of Art, London, and Central/St. Martins School of Art, London and lives and works in New York.

Nicola Tyson is represented by Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York and Sadie Coles HQ, London. She has exhibited internationally including a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle, Zurich. Her work is included in the collections of the Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and Solomon R.Guggenheim Museum