About


Gabriela Iancu is a multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the intersection of technology, art innovation, and storytelling. Gabriela was the first one to be awarded the Winter and Spring 2017 Alumni Atelier, representing the Savannah College of Art and Design as an ambassador and artist-in-residence in Savannah and Atlanta (Georgia, USA) for two consecutive quarters. Gabriela lives and works between Europe and the US.

Gabriela collaborated with, photographed and designed for Forbes Romania, Nestlé Czech Republic, Gorj County Museum, the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Museum of Film and Fashion of SCAD in Atlanta, on innovative projects that spark interest, and have a powerful impact. Gabriela has received a number of accolades and has exhibited in various spaces internationally. In 2015 and 2016, she created a video piece for the Huffington Post New York Multimedia Fellowship finals and won the Award of Excellence in the 57th Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition in California.

The Art of Storytelling


Gabriela’s experiences in the visual arts and publishing inform her practice, enabling her to collaborate with brands, artists, art institutions and publications, to create innovative multimedia work across the cultural and brand landscapes. Thus, she employs photography, film and graphic design, to create memorable and engaging experiences for the viewer, and uses technology’s capabilities to transform a digital experience into a creative approach to exploring the traditional art forms.

Education


2013-2015
Master of Fine Arts in Photography
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2006-2007
Bachelor of Arts in Digital Communication
Institut Universitaire de Technologie Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France

2004-2008
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Craiova, Romania


Represented by Glasshouse Assignment in New York

Kari Anderson - kari@glasshouseassignment.com


Artist Talks, Panel Discussions & Workshops


Alumni Atelier Rise and Shine Lecture, Jen Library, May 19, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Artist Talk, Alumni Atelier Showcase, Forsyth House, May 18, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Workshop “Living Stills”, Photographic Foundations, SCAD Atlanta, May 10, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Class Guest Speaker, Black-and-White Technique, SCAD Atlanta, May 4, 2017, Atlanta, GA,USA
Guest Speaker, Alumni Atelier SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, April 22, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Workshop “Video & Related Media”, The Photographic Narrative, SCAD Atlanta, April 12, 17, 18 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Guest Speaker, Alumni Atelier International Day, SCAD Atlanta, April 7, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Artist Talk, Alumni Atelier Showcase, Forsyth House, March 9, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Guest Speaker, Alumni Atelier SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, March 4, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Class Guest Speaker, Photography Department, SCAD Atlanta, March 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
Alumni Atelier Rise and Shine Lecture, Jen Library, February 24, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Career Fair ISSO Panel, International Trade & Convention Center, February 17, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Career Fair Alumni Atelier Panel, International Trade & Convention Center, February 17, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Class Guest Speaker, Bergen Hall, February 16, 21, 2017, Savannah, GA, USA
Artist Talk, Alumni Atelier, Open Studio, Forsyth House, February 14, Savannah, GA, USA
ISSO Presentation, SCAD Atlanta, January 20, 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA
“Outside the Museum” Artist Talk, Gorj County Museum, April 26, 2016, Romania
“Life from Light” Lecture, ACA Library, May 28, 2015, Atlanta, GA, USA
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, March 7, 2015, Atlanta, GA, USA
Hometown Hero, Gorj Country Museum, December 11, 2014, Romania
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, April 12, 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, January 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA, USA


Exhibitions


2017
Alumni Atelier Showcase (Spring), Forsyth House, Savannah, GA, USA
Alumni Atelier Showcase (Winter), Forsyth House, Savannah, GA, USA
2016
Outside the Museum, Gorj County Museum, Romania (solo)
2015
Life from Light, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA, USA (solo)
Out to Launch, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA,USA
Far from Home, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA,USA
Port City Review, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
2014
Us and the Earth, Gorj County Museum, Romania (solo)
Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA, USA
Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
Silver & Ink, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
Edelman Showcase, Edelman Corporate Office, Atlanta, GA, USA


Books


Florilegium (volume 1), Serial Journal, 2015, in Artist Collection at the ACA Library of SCAD, Atlanta, GA, USA
Romania, Artist Book, 2015, in Artist Collection at the ACA Library of SCAD, Atlanta, GA, USA
Life from Light, 2015, Artist Book, limited edition, in Artist Collection at the ACA Library of SCAD, Atlanta, GA, USA

Selected Bibliography


2017
Iancu, Gabriela. On Photography: America Seen Through Photographs Greatly, Up by Forbes Romania, p.114-133 (RO)
Rosen, Claire. Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures, (Rooky Nook), p.274-277 (USA)
2016
Editorial Team. Photography Annual, Communication Arts, July/August Photography Annual 57, p.195 (USA)
Rogers, Monica Kass. A Beautiful Mess, Communication Arts, January/February Typography Annual 6, p.16-19 (USA)
Editorial Team. Florilegium, Communication Arts, online (USA)
2015
Cosmin, Diana-Florina & Iancu, Gabriela. What Gabriela Made. Up by Forbes Romania, p.32-49 (RO)
Graves, Jess. Scout. Atlanta Magazine, p.42 (USA)
Editorial Team. The Love List. Atlanta Magazine, p.46 (USA)
Editorial Team. Food Stuffs. Atlanta Magazine, p.54 (USA)
Mah, Evan & Iancu, Gabriela. Summer Crostini. Atlanta Magazine, online (USA)
Cosmin, Diana-Florina. The Connector of Freedoms. Forbes Life, p.40-42 (RO)
Riley, Betsy. Thrift with Tyler, Atlanta Magazine, online (USA)
Editorial Team. Expressions Around the Table. Port City Review, p.17; p.29; p.88 (USA)
2014
Editorial Team. Best of PhotoVogue, Vogue Italia, online (IT)
Banks, Emma & Iancu, Gabriela. Spiced Cappuccino, Camille Styles, online (USA)
Iancu, Gabriela. Sweets of Summer, Chickpea Magazine, p. 56-59 (USA)
Editorial Team. Monthly Editor’s Picks, PDN Emerging Photographer, online (USA)
Editorial Team. Weekly Editor’s Picks, PDN Emerging Photographer, online (USA)
Iancu, Gabriela. Baked Salmon, Millésime Magazine, p. 70-71 (RO)
Editorial Team. PhotoVogue Feature, Vogue Italia, online (IT)


Grants & Awards


2017
Artist-in-Residence Ambassadorship (Spring), SCAD Alumni Atelier, Atlanta, GA, USA
Artist-in-Residence Ambassadorship (Winter), SCAD Alumni Atelier, Savannah, GA, USA
2016
Award of Excellence, Communication Arts, Photography Annual, Menlo Park, CA, USA
Finalist, Photogrammetry Summer Field School, Initiave for Heritage Conservation, Greece
2015
Second Place, Best Use of Photography, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Certified Tutor, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
Finalist, Student Artist’s Book Competition, ACA Library, Atlanta, GA, USA
Runner-Up (Finals), Mulimedia Fellowship Program, Huffington Post, New York, USA
Student Success Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
Graduate Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
2014
Finalist, Work with Us, Getty Images Competition Platform, online USA
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Second Place, Video Blogging Category, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Finalist, Blogger Projects Category, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Student Success Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
Graduate Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA
2013
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Graduate Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, USA