I am Jakub Stepanovic

I am very keen on the creative field, communication, and active lifestyle, and I love to combine those in my work. Since 2011, I've been moving between Europe, America, and Asia to pursue jobs, education, and travel. I see tremendous value in exploring other’s point of view and establishing links across different cultures and believes.

I worked for newspapers, magazines, and PR offices to deliver photography, video, and illustrations, taught lectures at universities and spoke at conferences, and my artworks have been exhibited internationally.

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

Education

  • 2016-2019: B.A. (1st Class Hons) Fine Arts, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK
  • 2017-2018: Media Arts Erasmus+, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Wroclaw, PL
  • 2012-2014: Associate of arts degree in journalism, Seward County Community College, Kansas, USA

Work

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

Awards (selection):

  • 2019: New Graduate Award – Society of Scottish Artists
  • 2019: Global Plus Award – University of Dundee
  • 2018: Visual Arts Commended Entry – The Undergraduate Awards
  • 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):

  • 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, USA
  • 2010: "Čtyři živly / Four Elements," Glass Museum, Nový Bor, CZ

*Solo exhibitions