Karyn Lyons was an art director in the fashion industry for many years. In 2002, she graduated from the post-baccalaureate program of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She spent the next year working as a painter for Jeff Koons. In 2006, she had her first solo show entitled "I Think I Love You" at the Sarah Bowen Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She has been in numerous group shows and her work is in several esteemed collections. She lives and works in New York City and Lima, Peru.