bullock+studzinska / brief bios
Andy Bullock and Agnieszka Studzinska met in London at the turn of the century / At the time Bullock was working primarily in advertising and fashion photography for international clients but was starting to exhibit his own artworks in and around the east end of London, where his studio was located in the city’s vibrant Hoxton Square / Studzinska had recently completed an MA in creative writing at University of East Anglia under the tutelage of (then Poet Laureate) Andrew Motion and was pursuing a teaching career while developing her poetry and writing.
They work individually and collaboratively.
Andy Bullock was born in east London, 1962. (click on photo for overview folio).
He studied graphic design/photography at art school in Cornwall and although his early career was spent as an art director in advertising, including several years at world-renowned Saatchi and Saatchi, he became disillusioned with commercial life and sidestepped into making photographic and film-based art in his own right.
In 2001 he was shortlisted for the Kobal Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery with ’Emma’. He has exhibited in other major public galleries including the Lady Lever, Liverpool as part of the city’s art biennial and he has presented several solo shows in London – ‘Inside the mind of an infinite monkey’, ‘DISCO verme’ and ‘I will always love you’ – all at commercial gallery spaces around Hoxton/Shoreditch in London’s east end where his studio was located.
Agnieszka Studzinska was born in Poland, 1975.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from U.E.A. and has previously worked as a freelance researcher in broadcasting, an English teacher, and an editor of a community magazine in West London.
Her debut collection, Snow Calling (Salt 2010) was shortlisted for the London Festival New Poetry Award 2010. Her second collection, What Things Are (2014) is published by Eyewear Publishing. She is working on her third book, The Branches of a House, whilst studying for a practice based PhD at Royal Holloway. Her PhD explores the poet’s relationship to the image and notion of home in poetry.
She is interested in how the house image is appropriated in contemporary poetry.