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I have an index of around 200 drawings of forms. These forms derive from a variety of sources: some are objects from the landscape. Some are sharp-edged and geometric whilst others are more amorphous and blobby. Some are reminiscent of topiary or architecture, others suggestive of something animated.  I use these forms to construct drawings of imagined exterior spaces. I think of the drawings as gardens, cities, stages - ambiguous territories where these forms can pile up, multiply, or interact.

More recently I’ve begun making wall drawings that begin to explore other spatial possibilities – not only an increase in scale but also how the drawings might be configured to a specific three dimensional space.




2000 – 2002 Royal College of Art, London: MA RCA Painting

1995 – 1998 UWIC, Cardiff: BA (Hons) Fine Art

1994 – 1995 Coleg Menai, Bangor: Foundation Diploma in Art & Design



2023 Champs Noir, Terrace Gallery, London.

          Leeds Artists, Leeds City Art Gallery.

2022 40+1, Pontio, Bangor, North Wales

          Surroundings, Old Parcels Office, Scarborough.

          Mercer Open, Harrogate.

2020 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020, London and Touring UK.

          Art Happens Here,  AHH Studio Collective, Crescent Arts, Scarborough.

2019 Recent Drawings, Left Bank, Leeds.

          Art Happens Here, AHH Studio Collective, Rydedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire.

2018 Drawing Show, Glasgow Project Rooms, Glasgow.

2017 Sketch, Rabley Drawing Centre and touring UK.

          State of Line, Artworks, Halifax.

          Drawing Matters, York St John University.

2016 Open to Draw, Residency at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge.

          Natural Shocks, Set Design for Beach Hut Theatre Company.

          To Draw is to be Human III, 20:21, Scunthorpe.

          Fields and Gardens, Bay Art, Cardiff.

          Scarborough Prison Drawing Project, Coastival, Scarborough.

2015 To Draw is to be Human II, Crescent Arts, Scarborough.

          To Draw is to be Human I, South Square Gallery, Bradford.

2014 Garden and Big Garden, Crescent Arts, Scarborough

2013 Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, Jerwood Space, London and Touring UK

2012 Fields and Gardens, Duckett and Jeffreys, Malton

2010 Forests, The Gallery, Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole

2009 Andy Black Recent Drawings, Scarborough Art Gallery                       

2004 Something is Already Happening, Rosie Wild, London

          Côr-acle, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno

2003 Roadshow, Real Institute/ Grizedale Arts, Bleanau Ffestiniog

          Mostyn 13, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno


2016 Open to Draw, Residency at Drawing Projects UK, Trowbridge.

2010 Selector East Coast Open, Scarborough Art Gallery

2009 Longlisted for The Northern Art Prize 2009

2003 – 2004 Good Ideas Residency, Cywaith Cymru/ Artworks Wales

1998 Eversheds Purchase Prize.



2017- Current Lecturer Leeds Arts University.

2007 - 2017 Lecturer in Art History & Fine Art Yorkshire Coast College, Scarborough

2004 – 07 Lecturer in Painting and Drawing Boston College, Lincolnshire

2004 Lecturer on PGCE placement Painting Dept, BA(Hons) Fine Art Course, Cardiff School of Art, UWIC.

2001- Visiting artist/ lecturer: Coleg Menai, Manchester Metropolitan University, Byam Shaw School of Art, Sunderland University, York St.     John University



2016 Talking Blobs: Text by Lucy O'Donnell. Limited edition of 200 for Fields and Gardens, Bay Art, Cardiff.

          The Prison Drawing Project Catalogue: available from

2015 To Draw is to be Human. Collaborative publication with Kate Black, Lucy O'Donnell, Tracy Himsworth and Sally Taylor.

2014 Andy Black - Garden: Crescent Arts publication available from


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