Based in Kansas City, artist Mike Lyon is in equal parts a student of both Japanese art and culture and 21st Century computer technology. Through his indigo woodblock prints and large scale pen and ink drawings, he pays homage to the past while being firmly rooted in the present. The tools Lyon employs to create his images are reductive digital photography, a self-programmed CNC machine, and pen plotter add-ons of his own design. Mike's exhibits include the Katonah Museum of Art; Anderson Ranch Arts Center; The Center for Contemporary Printmaking; Spencer Museum of Art; Gallery of the Quebec Printmakers Council; and in Japan, Israel and the UK. His work is in the permenant collections of the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and The Marianna Kistler Beah Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS.