I am an artist and photographer currently based in Edinburgh Scotland where I have recently completed my MFA in Contemporary Art Practice at Edinburgh College of Art. I graduated from Falmouth University with a First Class Honours degree in Photography where I furthered my art practice. Throughout the process of developing my practice, I have also acquired numerous skills in the commercial market that I further honed with work experience at Big Sky Studios and Latitude Stock on the Picture Desk. I currently act on the committee of a curatorial artist-run collective in Edinburgh called Bargain Spot and keep a studio at Rhubaba Studios and Gallery.Locked Pro Plan feature
My role began as lead curator on an open call exhibition entitled PROTAGONISTS. The role included drafting the open call to respond to the specific intention of the exhibition, advertising the call out, selecting appropriate proposals for consideration, liaising with selected practitioners on delivery and handling of the artwork, curating the show and appropriate de-install of the work involved. I also lead the producing of appropriate information material and gallery publicity. Responsibilities extended as a supporting curator to other shows by contributing committee members and curators. My role extended here to general upkeep of the showing space, preparation of appropriate showing conditions and aiding in funding proposals from Creative Scotland. My role also involved considerable education aspects including running an Exhibition Design Workshop at the Scottish Gallery of Modern art in conjunction with British Art Show 8 and chairing the student symposium for the same event. My decision to seek further employment is in engagement to further develop and utilise my skills within a wider net towards the historical and contemporary art worlds. The desire for working within a professional context also acted as a factor.
Commercial photographers assistant and post-processign intern for commercial and interiors photographer.
I was involved in quality checking and helping maintain the picture library for Latitude Stock as well as working as a part time contributor into the picture library.
I had a weeks work experience at a major photographic studio in London helping prepare sets, prepare studios, work in lighting and assist commercial photographic projects and shoots for a number of major photographers and major campaigns including Nokia and Avon. I also contributed to set design and overall running of a fully working commercial photography studio.
Fine Art Photography
Featured on the photography and literature online magazine, "The Photocaptionist." http://photocaptionist.com/steve-fuller-papka/
The Andrew Grant Bequest Award is a financial bursary of £2000 for academic achievement. I was offered this during the summer between my two years of graduate education.