Lives and works in Sussex., After completing a post graduate at the Slade ,University College London, he taught part time at Portsmouth , Chelsea, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury and MA courses at the Royal college of Art and Wimbledon.
Regular part time lecturing sustained a studio and enabled a succession of commissions in the UK and Europe He exhibits regularly, with a solo show at Kapil Jariwala gallery , New Burlington Street , London. The most recent group shows were curated by the Pangolin gallery ‘Crucible’ 1&2 at Gloucester Cathedral. ‘Fire and Brimstone’ and ‘Sculptors Drawings’ in Pangolins London Gallery. The Lemon Street gallery. Truro. Cornwall .Paralympics sponsorship touring exhibition and’ Journeys’ at the Sydney Cooper gallery, Christ Church Canterbury.
Symposiums have become a network stream for the artist, the most recent was Caro and Collaboration at Central St Martins London .Black had collaborated with Anthony Caro for 25 years. An earlier sculpture symposium in Finland. Black had the opportunity of adding a piece to his‘sounds like’ series ,with a cast iron work made using the recorded spoken sound wave form of ‘Pirkalla’ the symposium host and site for the finished work. Also for this year’s Brighton Festival ‘Open Houses’ in May. Black is installing. ’Black Blackbird’ a inaugural site specific sculpture for the ‘secret garden’ . The sculpture made from the elm felled in Brighton by the great storm of 1987.