Tiffany Black

Senior Lecturer in Fine Art


Tiffany Black is an artist and lecturer. She joined the staff of Oxford Brookes in 2006 having previously worked for Artangel Trust (Art Project Officer), the V&A (Theatre Museum Head of Press & Events), Kings College London (Political Campaigner) Modern Art Oxford (Head of Communications) Artpoint Trust (Associate Director) and as an independent public arts consultant for Eastleigh Borough Council, Kent County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Thanet District Council and various Public Art Agencies, Arts Council England and the Crafts Council. Since 2003 her fine art practice has developed as part of the arts partnership brook & black. (brook & black)

Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • Brookes Teaching Fellow
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education, 2012
  • MA Contemporary Arts and Music (Distinction) Oxford Brookes University, 2002
  • BA (Hons) Expressive Arts, University of Brighton, 1983

  • Judging Panel Oxford-Bonn Link Logo Competition Oxford City Council 2017
  • Judging Panel Oxford Art Prize 2015
  • Judging Panel The North Oxfordshire Open (2013-15)
  • Board Member Fusion: Oxford Community Arts Agency (2001-3)
  • Board Member Coral Arts: Community & Environmental Arts, Oxford (2001-3)
  • Rouse Kent Public Art Award Evaluator, ACE, Kent CC, Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd, 2007

Research Funding

  • Santander Scholarship for professional development and research (Spain & New York) 2015
  • Arts Council England Exhibition and Project Funding 2007/8/9
  • Oxford City Council Twin City Exhibition Funding 2006
  • Arts Council England Research & Development Funding 2003

Undergraduate teaching

  • U65520 - Fine Art Practice 3A: Developing Studio/New Media Practice (double)
  • U65529 - Professional Practice
  • U65531 - Advanced Media Pathways
  • U65565 - Placement in the Creative Industries
  • U65570 - Fine Art Practice 4: Research and Development
  • U65597/9 - Fine Art Practice 4: Major Project

Postgraduate teaching

NSEAD, Artist Teacher Scheme Tutor

Tiffany Black


The brook & black partnership brings together a combination of skills rooted in contemporary fine art practice; through the use of installation, sound, video, printmaking, photography and sculpture. From a process of research, investigation and experimentation brook & black work with made and found objects, light and sound and in response to specific sites or contexts in order to shift the viewers perspective, enabling new readings and connections to be made and new emotional responses evoked. Their work is located both within and outside the gallery context and contains an ongoing exploration of architecture, space and place. They continue to work on public art commissions, community projects and exhibitions.

Solo Exhibitions

2015/16brook & black Digital Artists in Residence, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford
2011The Accordion House, Project Space, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford
2011Le Regard Clos, Musee Toulouse Lautrec, Albi, France (Banque Populaire funding)
2009Drift, The Kirkham Gallery, River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames (ACE award)
2007Bagatelle Parallel, The Wallace Collection, London (Architecture Week commission)
2005Loco Solis, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London (Architecture Week commission)
2004Counterpane II, 115 OXO Tower, South Bank, London

Group Exhibitions

2016Material World, Grenoble, France
2015Arkitecktoniske Kramper, OVADA, Oxford
2015Composing Spaces - brook & black with Rydvald & Deulund, Gjethuset, Denmark
2014Bo.Lee Gallery, Bristol
2013After the Flood, Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
Calderdale Council & ACE Funded
2012Cultivation Field, The Keep, Reading, Berkshire
2012Viewfinder, Avenue Gallery, The University of Northampton, Northampton
2012March 8th, Oxford Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building, Oxford
2011Viewfinder, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Viewfinder, Artspace H, Seoul, South Korea (University of Northampton Funding)
Viewfinder, Impact 7 printmaking conference, Intersections and Counterpoints, Melbourne
2007Umfeld/Inwelt, Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany (Oxford City Council Funding)
2007Digital and Physical Surfaces, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London
2006They Came to See, Hooglandse Kerk, Nieuwstraat, Leiden, Holland (OCC Funding)
2004Case 1 Gallery, London
2004Elevation, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
2004Brookes Contemporary, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford

Artists Residencies

2010/11Plot 16, The Fermenting Room, Modern Art Oxford (Paul Hamlyn Funding, ACE)
2009Look Ahead Housing and Care Ltd, London and The Lightbox Gallery, Woking
2003Alayrac, France (ACE R&D funding award)

Integrated Public Art Commissions

2013/15Rose Hill, Oxford, New Community Centre
Public art commission in collaboration with ADP Architects and Oxford City Council
2012/13Rose Hill Public Community Art Project, Rose Hill, Oxford (Oxford City Council)
2011/13Waterways, Barratt Homes, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
Public sculpture commission for new residential site
2011/12Waterways, Barratt Homes, Wolverton, Milton Keynes
2009/10The Maze, Crystal Palace Park, London Development Agency, The Guide Association and Bromley Borough Council, London


2013/15OBU Teaching Research Fellowship
Collaborative Project researching new methodologies for Art & Architecture
inter-disciplinary teaching
2010Art & Architecture Collaborative Project, The Cultural Olympiad, (Creative Campus/OBU)
2008Behind the Facade, Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford (ACE funding award)
2007Mediations, Oxford Visual Arts Development Agency, Oxford (Oxford City Council & Oxford Brookes University)
2005Elles sont passes par ici, Artevisa Project, Brittany, France

Artist Talks/Workshops/Presentations

20134th Annual iJADE and NSEAD Research Conference
Art for Life: Race, Gender and Class – Critical discourses around participation in arts education
2013Joining Forces, Artists talk by brook & black and J&K
Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen
Seminar focused on two-person collaborative practice within the arts, co-authorship, costs and benefits
2012Workshop for The Creative Communities Unit, Staffordshire University and the Participatory Practitioners for Change (PPFC) conference
2011Viewfinder - Panel Discussion at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
2011Cultivation Field –presentation at Symposium University of Reading, Chair Kate Corder
2011Public Art Forum –in-conversation with Curators Frances Lord and Sophie Hope, MAO
2011Iain Sinclair (author) in conversation, Modern Art Oxford
2010Artists Response talk on Miroslaw Balka exhibition, Modern Art Oxford
2009Michael Archer (Reader in Fine Art Practice, Goldsmiths University of London) re Drift
2005ARC+ Discussion Panel for Arrivals Programme, Modern Art Oxford


IXIA – Public Art Online - 3 Commissioned text written by brook & black, Dr Tracey Warr and Professor Jane Rendell and in response to Plot 16.

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, The Architecture of Criticism, LB Tauris, 2011

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

David Toop, Sinister Sounds, Continuum, 2010

Web (brook & black) (brook & black on Vimeo videos)


Aldrich Collection, University of Brighton


  • 2009 Arts Council England Exhibition Funding
  • 2007/8 Arts Council England Project Funding
  • 2006 Oxford City Council Twin City Exhibition Funding
  • 2003 Arts Council England Research & Development Funding
Tiffany Black


School of Arts

Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Gipsy Lane
Oxford, OX3 0BP