David Lee Black Studios
David Lee Black


"Photography is simply a function of noticing things."

~Elliott Erwitt

The pilgrimage never ends, but my journey of images touch both the simple and sublime en route. Immersed in the places, people and events that have become my vision and guide, my photographs and sculpture is meant to evoke the emotional and spiritual interactions with the natural moment at hand. I invite you to share in my personal sense of wonder. 

~David Lee Black



BS Music Education, 1983

County Clare, Ireland 2012, 2014

Artist in Residence

Associate Artistic Director

Juvenile Parole Officer

Expressive Arts Therapist

Visual Artist


Best Dramatic Black and White  Plymouth Arts 2017

Juror’s Choice, Warwick Arts Center 2016

Juror’s Honorable Mention, Plymouth Arts Center 2016 

Juror's Prize, Attleboro Arts Museum National Juried Exhibition, 2014

Tullaloughaun Fellowship Recipient, County Clare, Ireland 2012, 2014

Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, 2013

Governor’s Pride in Performance Award, 2011

Eight Visions Recipient, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2007

Juried Merit Award, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2008

Featured Artist Award, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2005

Honorary Award, International Photographers Symposium, 2007

Jurors Choice Award, Winter Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, 2006


2017   Warwick Center for the Arts (sculpture and photography
2017          Providence Biltmore, Resident Artist (photography and sculpture)
2017          Flipp Gallery, Providence Rhode Island. Resident Artist
2017          Gallery X, New Bedford, MA, Resident Artist 
2017          Fiske Museum, Wrentham, MA “Abandoned Spaces”
2017          Talulah Cooper, Providence, RI “The Preparation” Solo Show
2016          Benefit Street Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, “Seisuant” Resident Artist
2016          Alden Park, Plymouth, Massachusetts, “In search of the eight color”
2015          New England Artisans Gallery, Resident Artist, Sculpture work, “Silently and Light of Foot”
2015         Proctor Mansion, Wrentham, MA2014 VIERS St. John VI Resident Artist
2015         Great Friends Meeting House, Newport, RI, Sculpture Exhibit
2015         South County Art Association, Kingstown, RI "Academia"
2014         Fitchburg State College "Daedulus" Collaboration with David Lang 
2014         Attleboro Arts Museum, "See The Light" Juror's Prize
2014         Providence Biltmore, Resident Artist “The Space Between”
2014         AS220 Gallery, Providence, RI “
2014         Gallery X, New Bedford, MA, Resident Artist
2014         National Gallery of Canada, Big Nazo Exhibition
2014         Terrace Gallery, Wrentham, MA Solo Exhibit “Asylum”
2014         The Spot Underground, Providence, RI “Breakout”
2014         New England Artisans Gallery, Wrentham, MA
2013         South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA         
2013         Newport Bridge, Newport, RI, Large Scale Installation: “Dancer”
2013         Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA “The Importance of Play”
2013         Fiske Museum, Wrentham, MA “Abandoned Spaces”
2013         Preservation Gallery, North Attleboro, MA “The Photographers Edge”
2013         Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk MA “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”
2012         Cabot House Gallery, West Warwick, RI
2012         Dusk, Providence, RI, Resident Artist
2012         College of the Holy Cross, Department of Visual Arts "Kassidy"
2011         Moroni Gallery, Mansfield MA “Wind”
2011         Artworks Gallery, New Bedford, MA “Edge”
2011         AHA, New Bedford, MA
2011         The Garage, New Bedford, MA “Asylum, “The Beginning”
2010         Attleboro Arts Museum, Annual Member's Show
2010         Center for the Arts, Natick, MA, Group Show
2010         Boston Four Seasons, Boston, MA Solo Exhibit
2009         DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Contributing Artist
2006         Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA “Juror’s Choice”
1994         The Casino, Falmouth, MA “Finish Line”
1994         Forefathers Gallery, Daytona Beach Shores, FL
1993         Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA “Birthday”
1992         Mayors Office, Key West, FL, “Quincentennial"
1992         Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ “Recognition”
1991         Boca Chica Field, Naval Air Station, Key West, FL “Away”
1989         Nessralla’s, Halifax, MA  “Giant Scarecrow Burning”
1988         Department of the Interior, Gettysburg National Park, Gettysburg, PA
1988         Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA “Be a Lincoln”          
1986         Mount Rushmore, Badlands, South Dakota “National Moment”
1985         Giant Pie Fight (5000 meringue pies thrown by 500 eloquently dressed     people)

·       Boston Herald

·       Cape Cod Magazine

·       Mexico Ledger

·       Providence Monthly

·       Providence Journal

·       Providence Phoenix

·       Wrentham Gazette

·       Yankee Magazine

·       One New England Magazine

·       Library of Congress "Endless Journeys"

·       National Geographic Traveler

·       Stationery Magazine

·       New England Living

·       Norfolk Times

·       Dark Oak Press

·       Pro Se Press

.        Newport Life Magazine

.         Improper Bostonian


·       Berklee College of Music

·       Department of Interior, Take Pride in America

·       Carter McCay World Headquarters

·       Hammond Organ Company

·       Island Moving Company, Newport’s premier contemporary ballet company

·       Peak Organic Brew, Portland, Maine

·       Now is Now, CD Cover

·       Sidy Maiga, CD Cover

·       Brenda Padula, CD Cover

·       Doug Woolverton, CD Cover

.       Joanne Lurgio, CD Cover

.       Duke Robillard, CD Cover

.       Providence Big Band

.       Eric Bloom

.       Duke Robillard, CD Cover




David Lee Black, an award-winning photographer, references the depth of the natural world and its inhabitants with his unique vision.
Conveying not only light and shadow, David imparts a sense of storytelling folklore and a timeless mythology. Evoking emotion and the sense of being connected to abandoned places almost sacred, David's images articulate emotional truths far beyond the scope of literal meaning.

David also lends his personal philosophy and artistic skill to his work in Expressive Arts Therapy.  He encourages his clients to explore and discover the visual and aural world. Clients journey with David throughout the natural world and reflect and integrate the emotional meaning of their art through public exhibits and recordings.

In 2013, David received the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant to further his expressive arts project.
An accomplished musician and composer in the New England music and theater scene, David holds music credits that include serving as Music Director for the Department of Interior's Orchestrations Exhibits in Boston and Washington D.C., and both performing and recording with The McCoy Brothers, Jumpin Juba (Bone'less Records), Natural Toy (Studio A Productions), Tractor (Lakewest Records), The Brian Scott Quartet (Dynamic Studios),The Patmos Brothers Revival, The Extraordinary Rendition Band and conducting an award-winning jazz and symphonic band.
David has also produced and performed an original project, "Black Shack" (Vincent Productions), and has appeared in a number of performance art and theatrical stage productions (A Chorus Line, Damn Yankees, and Music Man).

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