Stephen Burke (b.1989) is an artist living and working in Birmingham, UK. His work explores the relationship between people and place, and how our social and physical environments can have a determining effect on who we are and how we live our lives. Conversation, chance, collaboration and celebration are key themes in his approach to creating work.

Stephen studied BA Photography at Falmouth University graduating in 2012 and completed an MA in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism at Westminster University in 2017. He has been commissioned by The FT Weekend, The Guardian, The Telegraph Magazine, WERK, Some Cities, Ampersand Projects, Multi Story and Birmingham City University.


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2018
BLAST, Artist residency, commissioned by Multi Story, Sandwell, UK
Built to Last: Austin Village at 100 - Artist residency, commissioned by Ampersand Projects, Birmingham, UK
'Grassroots - Documenting Britain’s Game' - Group Exhibition, curated by Joshua T Gibbons, Rolling Stock Gallery, London, UK

2017
'Out of Dust' - Group Exhibition, Ambika P3 Gallery, London, UK
Built to Last: Austin Village at 100 - Artist residency, commissioned by Ampersand Projects, Birmingham, UK
Longbridge Public Art Project -  Artist residency, commissioned by WERK, Birmingham, UK
MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism, University of Westminster, 2015 - 2017

2016
Longbridge Public Art Project - Artist residency, commissioned by WERK, Birmingham, UK
MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism, University of Westminster, 2015 - 2017

2015
Longbridge Public Art Project - Artist residency, commissioned by WERK, Birmingham, UK
'Women of Longbridge' - Exhibition collaboration with Hannah Hull, part of Longbridge Public Art Project by WERK, Unit 5, Birmingham, UK
'Where I Live' - Online group exhibition, F-Stop Magazine, curated by Christy Karpinski
'F*cked Up' - Online group exhibition, Humble Arts Foundation, curated by Jon Feinstein
'Urban Life' - RBSA photographic prize group exhibition, curated by Jon Tonks & Sean Rorke, RBSA gallery, Birmingham, UK
MA Documentary Photography & Photojournalism, University of Westminster, 2015 - 2017

2014
Longbridge Public Art Project - Artist residency, commissioned by WERK, Birmingham, UK
The Photographer's Wall - Group exhibition, curated by GRAIN, Birmingham Library, Birmingham, UK
'Everything is Different' - Joint exhibition with Attilio Fiumarella, The Old Print Works, Birmingham, UK
Some Cities Bursary Award

2013
This is Dines Green - Artist residency, commissioned by WERK, Worcester, UK

2012
'Le Show' - Group exhibition, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
'BA (Hons) Photography Degree Show' - Group exhibition, Tremough campus, Falmouth, UK
'An Evening Untitled' - Group exhibition, curated by Untitled, The Poly, Falmouth. UK
BA Photography, Falmouth University, 2009 - 2012