I am Jakub Stepanovic

I am very keen on creative field and active lifestyle. Since 2011 I’ve changed my permanent address at least once a year to pursue work, education and traveling. I see a tremendous value in exploring other’s point of view and establishing communication across different cultures and believes.

I worked for newspapers, magazines and PR offices to deliver photography, video and illustrations, and my artworks have been exhibited internationally.

I try to see something positive in whatever life throws at me. I believe that taking challenges, learning, improving, and being productive is worth the effort. In my free time, I like to make music, ride MTB trails, or do tightrope walking.

Education

  • present: B.A. (Hons) Fine Arts, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  • 2017-2018: Media Arts Erasmus+, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, PL
  • 2017: Innovation and Culture Program, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, CN
  • 2012-2014: Associate of arts degree in journalism, Seward County Community College, Kansas, USA
  • 2008-2012: Liberal Arts High School Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ

Work

  • 2017: Photographer - External Relations, University of Dundee, UK
  • 2016-present: International Ambassador, University of Dundee, UK
  • 2015-2016: Freelance photographer/designer, London, UK
  • 2014-2015: Photo Editor - The Emporia Gazette, Kansas, USA
  • 2014-2015: Photographer - Emporia Living Magazine, Kansas, USA
  • 2014: Photographer - Public Relations, Seward County Community College, Kansas, USA
  • 2013: Photographer - Rockhound Geological Services, Oklahoma, USA

Awards (selection):

  • 2015: 1. Place, Feature Photography – Kansas Collegiate Media
  • 2014: Journalist of the Year in Two-Year Newspaper Division – Kansas Collegiate Media
  • 2013: Certificate of Merit in Single Feature Photography – Columbia Scholastic Press Association
  • 2010: 1. Place in the Blacksmith Category – 3. Symposium of arts schools in Liberec Region

Shows (selection):

  • 2018: "21. Internationalen Dresdner Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst" Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
  • 2018: "Stip(p)visite," Rösslstube, Dresden, DE
  • 2018: "Čas" (Time), V Kotelně Gallery, Jilemnice, CZ
  • 2018: "Czas" (Time), BWA Gallery, Jelenia Gora, PL
  • 2018: "Dundee: Changing City," Matthew Entrance Gallery, Dundee, UK
  • 2018: "Erasmus Exhibition," ASP E. Gepperta, Wrocław, PL 
  • 2017: "Interactive Projections," Centrespace, DCA, Dundee, UK
  • 2017: *"American Cityscapes," Art Café Lázně, Liberec, CZ
  • 2017: "DoubleYolk Collective Pt. 1: Hand In Show," Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • 2017: "Members Show," Generator Projects, Dundee, UK
  • 2016: "Dostal+21," Liberec Regional Art Gallery, Liberec, CZ
  • 2015: *"American Cityscapes," KODAP Gallery, Liberec, CZ
  • 2013: "Fall Art," Seward County Community College, Liberal, USA
  • 2010: "Čtyři živly / Four Elements," Glass Museum, Nový Bor, CZ

*Solo exhibitions