Jakub Stepanovic is a mixed-media artist, and a communicator with a photojournalistic background, who's artwork was recognised with international awards and exhibited in Czechia, Germany, Ireland, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
He works mainly in installation, sculpture, and image manipulation, exploring human interaction in time and space. His practice draws inspiration from links across different cultures and believes that he experienced working on assignments between Europe, America, and Asia. He likes to use a hands-on approach and linguistic playfulness to open discussions about contemporary issues' pros and cons. 
Jakub believes in lifelong learning and loves connecting creative fields with communication to voice for good causes. When he's not in the studio or office, Jakub enjoys the outdoors on a bike or foot.

Work:

See Jakub's portfolio for his Fine art, Photography, and Design.
Besides working with art institutions, Jakub cooperates with universities and PR offices. He spoke at international conferences, and his work was in published in newspapers in the UK and the US. For details, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Education:

• 2019-2020: MFA (with Distinction), Arts and Humanities, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
• 2016-2019: BA (1st Class Hons), Fine Arts, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK; Including two semesters at universities in CN and PL.
• 2012-2014: AA, Journalism, Seward County Community College, Kansas, US

Selected Achievements

Awards, Residencies:

• 2020: The Duncan of Jordanstone Citizenship within the Academic Community Prize, UK
• 2020: New Contemporaries Selected Artist – Royal Scottish Academy, UK
• 2019: New Graduate Award – Society of Scottish Artists, UK
• 2019: Barns-Graham Charitable Trust Scholarship, UK
• 2019: Global Plus Award – University of Dundee, UK
• 2018: Residency – Riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden, DE
• 2018: Visual Arts Commended Entry – The Undergraduate Awards, IE
• 2017: Residency – Czas/Čas, Chełmsko Śląskie, PL
• 2017: Residency – Innovation and Culture, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, CN
• 2015: 1. Place, Feature Photography – Kansas Collegiate Media, US
• 2014: Journalist of the Year in Two-Year Newspaper Division – Kansas Collegiate Media, US
• 2013: Certificate of Merit in Single Feature Photography – Columbia Scholastic Press Association, US
• 2010: Residency – 3. Symposium of art schools in Liberec Region, Turnov, CZ; awarded 1. Place in the Blacksmith Category.

Catalogues:

• RSA New Contemporaries 2020, ISBN 978-0-905783-47-5
• Czas Čas, 2018, ISBN 978-83-947891-5-2

Exhibitions:

2020: "MFAAH Show," Sharing Not Hoarding, Dundee, UK
• 2020: "2020 Masters Show," DJCAD, Dundee, UK
2020: "RSA New Contemporaries," Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
• 2019: "SSA | VAS OPEN 2019/2020," Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, UK
• 2019: "2019 Degree Show," DJCAD, Dundee, UK
• 2019: "Dry Run," Generator Projects, Dundee, UK
• 2019: "DUPS Members Show," DUSA The Union, Dundee, UK
• 2018: "21. Internationalen Dresdner Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst," Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
• 2018: "Stip(p)visite," Rösslstube, Dresden, DE
• 2018: "Čas/Czas," V Kotelně Gallery, Jilemnice, CZ
• 2018: "Czas/Čas," 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, US
• 2010: "Čtyři živly / Four Elements," Glass Museum, Nový Bor, CZ

*Solo shows

Press:

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• BBC Radio 4, You&Yours: "Green Homes, Rail Access and Home Schooling," Dec 14, 2020 
• The Courier, Scott Milne: "Dundee University student shows he’s a bright spark," Oct 16, 2020
• Dundee Review of the Arts, William Hume: "DJCAD Degree Show 2019: Fine Art," May 14, 2019
• Evening Telegraph: "Photographer reveals how he got this incredible shot of the Tay Bridge from the river," Oct 9, 2018
• Dresden Contemporary Art: "Teilnehmerausstellung der 21. Internationalen Dresdner Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst," Aug 4, 2018 
• Nowiny Jeleniogórskie: "Czas, czyli polsko-czeskie zbratanie artystyczne w BWA," May 26, 2018
• Mladá fronta DNES, Milada Prokopová: Jak se šplhá na vysokého majestatního ubožáka?," Feb 2, 2016
• SCCC News and Information, Rachel Coleman: "Crusader staff earns 32 awards at Kansas Collegiate Media conference," Apr 20, 2015
• Leader and Times, Giseelle Arredondo: "Czech student enjoys America's Thanksgiving," Nov 21, 2013
• Liberecký Kraj, Jiří Langer: "Sympozium uměleckoprůmyslových škol Libereckého kraje skončilo vyhlášením vítězů," Sep 29, 2010