About

Gabriela Iancu is a Romanian-born multidisciplinary visual artist who focuses on photography, film production, and graphic design. Her work addresses food and the natural environment from various historical perspectives. Gabriela graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design (Atlanta) in 2015 with an M.F.A. in Photography. Gabriela is one of SCAD’s Winter 2017 Alumni Atelier Ambassadors, and currently lives and works in Savannah, GA, USA.

Gabriela is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Florilegium, an independent, advertising-free annual journal that takes a look at new trends and talent in contemporary art and their cultural context through visual content and short and long-form writing. Carefully curated to satisfy the curious reader, Florilegium features an interactive design specifically created for the printed word.

Gabriela Iancu Savannah Georgia

Gabriela has received a number of accolades and has exhibited in various spaces internationally. In 2015, Gabriela designed her own 18-page photography editorial for Up by Forbes Romania and created a video piece for the Huffington Post New York Multimedia Fellowship finals. Gabriela exhibited a retrospective show at the Gorj County Museum in Romania in 2014. In 2016, she showcased a solo photographic exhibition which took place in a public space and aimed to bring people and photography closer by inspiring contemplation and conversation. And most recently, in 2016, Gabriela won the Award of Excellence in the 57th Communication Arts Photography Annual Competition in California, and photographed the new seasonings, soups, and sauces products for Nestlé Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Grants and Awards

2017
Artist-in-Residence Ambassadorship, SCAD Alumni Atelier, Savannah, GA

2016
Award of Excellence, Communication Arts 57th Photography Annual, Menlo Park, CA
Finalist, Photogrammetry Summer Field School, IHC, Greece

2015
Second Place, Best Use of Photography, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Finalist, Student Artist’s Book Competition, ACA Library, Atlanta
Runner-up (Finals), Huffington Post Fellowship Program, New York, NY
Student Success Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Graduate Fellowship Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2014
Finalist, Work with Us, Getty Images Competition Platform
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Second Place, Video Blogging, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Finalist, Blogger Projects Category, Webstock Awards, Bucharest, Romania
Student Success Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Graduate Fellowship Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

2013
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Honorable Mention, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, CA
Graduate Fellowship Grant, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

Selected Bibliography

2017
Iancu, Gabriela. On Photography: America Seen Through Photographs Greatly, Up by Forbes Romania (upcoming)
Rosen, Claire. Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures, (Rooky Nook, 2017), p.274-277

2016
Editorial Team. Photography Annual, Communication Arts, July/August Photography Annual 57, p.195
Rogers, Monica Kass. A Beautiful Mess, Communication Arts, January/February Typography Annual 6, p.16-19
Editorial Team. Florilegium, Communication Arts, online

2015
Cosmin, Diana-Florina & Iancu, Gabriela. What Gabriela Made, Up by Forbes Romania, p.32-49
Mah, Evan & Iancu, Gabriela. Summer Crostini, Atlanta Magazine, online
Cosmin, Diana-Florina. The Connector of Freedoms. Forbes Life Romania, p.40-42
Riley, Betsy. Thrift with Tyler, Atlanta Magazine, online
Editorial Team. Expressions Around the Table. Port City Review, p.17; p.29; p.88
Editorial Team. Your Favorite Photographs Exhibition, Lenscratch, online

2014
Editorial Team. Best of PhotoVogue, Vogue Italia, online
Banks, Emma & Iancu, Gabriela. Spiced Cappuccino, Camille Styles, online
Iancu, Gabriela. Sweets of Summer, Chickpea Magazine, p. 56-59
Editorial Team. Monthly Editor’s Picks, PDN Emerging Photographer, online
Editorial Team. Weekly Editor’s Picks, PDN Emerging Photographer, online
Iancu, Gabriela. Baked Salmon, Millésime Magazine, p. 70-71
Editorial Team. PhotoVogue Feature, Vogue Italia, online
McCrary, Nancy. Portraits Feature, South by South East Magazine, online

2013
Iancu, Gabriela. Indian Baked Chicken, Decât o Revistă Magazine, p. 22-23
Iancu, Gabriela. Croissants with Flax Seeds, Millésime Magazine, p. 66-67
Iancu, Gabriela. Liberty’s Pancakes, Omnivor Magazine, p. 21

Exhibitions

2016
Outside The Museum, Alexandru Ștefulescu Museum, Romania (solo)

2015
Life From Light, Trois Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Out To Launch, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Far From Home, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
Port City Review, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA

2014
Us and the Earth, Alexandru Ștefulescu Museum, Romania (solo)
Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Silver & Ink, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
Edelman Showcase, Edelman PR Firm Corporate Office, Atlanta, GA

2013
Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA
Open Studio, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA

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