Approved: 12.02.2010

brook and black

Artist, Researcher

Approved: 12.02.2010

brook & black is an art partnership which brings together a combination of skills rooted in fine art practice: installation, sound, video, printmaking, photography and sculpture. From a process of research, investigation and experiment we work with made and found objects, light and sound to engage the viewer through intervening in the structure of space and sound. Through shifting the viewer's

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  • Location: Oxford & London, South East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Participatory projects, Private commissions, Studio practice
  • Categories: Installation, Participatory, Printmaking, Public Art, Sculpture
 

Biography

brook & black is an art partnership which brings together a combination of skills rooted in fine art practice: installation, sound, video, printmaking, photography and sculpture. From a process of research, investigation and experiment we work with made and found objects, light and sound to engage the viewer through intervening in the structure of space and sound. Through shifting the viewer's perspective in this way, new readings, connections and emotional responses are evoked. Several core themes may be traced within the work: layers of human experience within structured or built space; memory and the passing of time; the fluidity and transformational aspects of water; the expressive and still surprising force of light and shadow. One or more of these themes often emerges in the work, frequently made in response to a specific gallery, exhibition space or site. This work is researched and developed alongside teaching (Oxford Brookes University, Regent's University London and Camberwell College of Arts) and delivering engagement programmes for galleries (Modern Art Oxford etc) and non-gallery contexts.

CV & Education

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Beyond the Balcony, Gallery 65, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

2011    The Accordion House, Project Space, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

2011    Le Regard Clos, Musee Toulouse Lautrec, Albi, France (Banque Populaire funding)

2009    Drift, The Kirkham Gallery, Henley on Thames (ACE   funding award)

2007    Bagatelle Parallel, The Wallace Collection, London (Architecture Week commission)

2005    Loco Solis, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London (Architecture Week commission)

2004    Counterpane II, 115 OXO Tower, South Bank, London 

Group Exhibitions

2016   Material World, brook & black with Madi Acharya-Baskerville, Diana Bell, Jonathan Moss, Agne, Emmanuelle Radzyner, Jeff, Saint-Pierre, Sonia Serrano, Ancien Musee de Peintre, Grenoble, France

2015    Arkitektoniske Kramper, brook & black with Rydvald & Deuland, OVADA, UK

2015    Composing Spaces, brook & black with Rydvald & Deuland, Gjethuset, Denmark

2014     Oneself As Another, Curated by Bo.lee Projects, Royal West of England Academy

2013    Woodshed, Oxford Brookes University

2012    Cultivation Field, The Keep, Reading, Berkshire

2012    Viewfinder, Avenue Gallery, The University of Northampton, Northampton

2012    Woodshed March 8th, Oxford Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford

2011    Viewfinder, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

Viewfinder, Artspace H, Seoul, South Korea (University of Northampton Funding)

Viewfinder, Impact 7 Conference, Intersections and Counterpoints, Melbourne

2007    Umfeld/Inwelt, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany (Oxford City Council Funding)

2007    Digital and Physical Surfaces, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London

2006    They Came to See, Hooglandse Kerk, Nieuwstraat, Leiden, Holland (OCC Funding)

2004    Case 1 Gallery, London

2004   Elevation, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 

2004    Brookes Contemporary, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

Artists Residencies

2015/6 Digital Artist in Residence, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Heritage Lottery Fund)

2010/11 Plot 16, The Fermenting Room, Modern Art Oxford (Paul Hamlyn Funding, ACE, MAO)

2009    Look Ahead Housing and Care Ltd, London and The Lightbox Gallery, Woking

2003   Alayrac, France (ACE R&D funding award)

Public Art Commissions

2012/15 Rose Hill Public Art Project, Rose Hill, Oxford (Oxford City Council)

2011/13 Waterways, Barratt Homes, Wolverton, Milton Keynes

2009/10 The Maze, Crystal Palace Park, London Development Agency, The Guide Association and Bromley Borough Council, London

Projects

2013/14  Art & Architecture Research Fellowship, Oxford Brookes University

2010    Art & Architecture Collaborative Project, The Cultural Olympiad, (Creative Campus/OBU)

2008    Behind the Facade, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford (ACE funding award)

2007    Mediations, Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency, Oxford (Oxford City Council & Oxford Brookes University)

2005    Elles sont passes par ici, Artevisa Project, Brittany, France

Artist Talks/Workshops/Presentations

2015   Pulling Together/Pulling Apart: Forces in Creative Collaboration, OVADA, Oxford

2013    iJADE Conference: paper: Inter-Disciplinary Teaching Methods

2013    Joining Forces, presentation at symposium on collaboration Fabrikken Copenhagen

2012    Stammtisch: OVADA, Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency with Matt Black

2012    Workshop for The Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University and the

            Participatory Practitioners for Change (PPFC) conference

2011    Viewfinder - Panel Discussion at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

2011    Cultivation Field –presentation at Symposium University of Reading, Chair Kate Corder

2011    Public Art Forum –in-conversation with Curators Frances Lord and Sophie Hope, MAO

2011    Iain Sinclair (author) in conversation, Modern Art Oxford, re Plot 16, The Fermenting Room

2010    Artists Response talk on Miroslaw Balka exhibition, Modern Art Oxford

2009    Michael Archer (Reader in Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths University of London)  re Drift

2005    ARC+ Discussion Panel for Arrivals Programme, Modern Art Oxford 

Publications/Chapters                                

Artists & Studios, Private Views, An OxfordFolio Publication, 9-780956 740533 

Viewfinder, Print Research Network, Falcon Press, 978-0-9568975-0-3     

FADE - Digital and Physical Surfaces, exhibition/conference (AHRC funded, as part of ICFAR, London, Jan’) ISBN 13 978-1-84638-040-2 

Elles sont passées par ici (Here nor There) – ISBN 0-9550435-0-6  

Citations in:             

Jane Rendell, Site Writing, LB Tauris, 2011                                   

Engaging with Contemporary Art Through Collaborative Activity, Modern Art Oxford, 2010

David Toop, Sinister Sounds, Continuum, 2010

TIFFANY BLACK

Senior Lecturer Oxford Brookes University BA Fine Art

LEORA BROOK

Lecturer in Visual Communication, BA Regent’s University,

Associate Lecturer in Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University BA Fine Art,

Associate Lecturer in Fine Art Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts MA,