Grace Black 2019

Combining objects and images with elements seeming more active (sometimes projected moving image, performers or puppetry) my work often takes the form of sculptural installations and performances.

Particular objects, animals and bodies are reconstructed /adapted. I use hand-building and image-making processes. This can involve mould making and casting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, and the use of collected objects.  Their positions and roles are interchangeable, drawing comparisons between different kinds of matter/ material. 


I am interested in the point at which one thing can become another, and the instability of the definition made between organic and inorganic, alert and inert, us & it and nature and culture.


  Objects and images appear on various supports and platforms, part of narratives devised from documentation, research and experiences. Referencing and reconstructing my encounters & observations from particular sites.

 In 2019 I will work as Artist in Residence at the Central St Martins Printmaking Workshop, 2019-2020.


Artists CV can be found below.


Grace Black

Artist’s CV

Exhibitions and events:

  • Murmurtations, Group Show, August /September 2019, Candid Arts Centre Angel, N1

  • BABEL: July/ August 2019, Wilsden, London

  •  CSM Degree Show 2019 BA Fine Art Degree Show in May 2019

  • Word in Transit Performance Festival  Performance on the 21st of March 2019, taking place on the Circle Line and a Publication launch at Banner Repeater London

  • New Babylon
    Group show at The Lethaby Gallery in Granary Square, London in December 2018

  • CSM BA Open Studios,
    Puppetry performance in Collaboration with artist Holly Gibbs at CSM, London, for the BA Fine Art November 2018

  • Rundgang 2018, Summer Exhibition at the UDK in July 2018, Berlin

  • Recreational
    Curator, organiser of and exhibitor in a group show at Hart’s Lane project space in New Cross, SE14 in March 2018

  • Tate Exchange
    A participatory/ performance workshop for Tate Exchange 2018, in Collaboration with artist and friend Holly Gibbs.

  • Stain
    Exhibitor in a Group Show at the Asylum Chapel, SE15, in April 2017

  • • What Do You Know About Ealing Broadway?
    Curator and Exhibitor in a group show at the W7 Emporium, London, in June 2016 



  • BA Fine Art at Central St Martins 2016-2019

  • ERASMUS exchange Programme 2018- UDK Berlin Summer Semester

  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from Central St Martins 2015- 2016, merit


  •  Artist in Residence at the Central St Martins Printamking Workshop, 2019-2020, starting September 2019

  •  C'est Claire Magazine, published in Athens in October 2019

  •  Feet First Print Fair 2 small publicationsmade and exhibited/ traded at Feet First, in April 2019, Brussels and Oostende

  • Unravelled Calligrams
    Calligram poem, part of publication available as PDF, produced as part of a Workshop with Toby Christian, February 2019

  •  Back and Forth
    Works on paper in publication printed in May 2018