La Misere et La Felicite des
Lea Black has an extensive education in the arts. She began studying Fine Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri. From 1971 to '72, she attended the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where she learned Video Communications. From 1974 to '75 she took an Independent Study in Sculpture and earned a BS in Environmental Design from the Philadelphia College of Art in Pennsylvania. In 1976, she studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Then in 1985, she received her MFA in Sculpture from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Her selected exhibitions include: Video as Art or Documentary, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1993; Contemporary Forum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, 1992; La Misere et La Felicite des Enfants; La Lumiere par Les Ombres, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1991; The Spoleto Festival Invitational Exhibit, King Street Exhibition Gallery and Dock Street, Charleston, South Carolina, 1990; The Drawings, The Halsey Gallery, Simons Center for the Arts, Charleston, South Carolina, 1989; Southwest Invitational, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, Arizona, 1987; and Museum of Neon Art, Los Angeles, California, 1987.