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 and Spring 2017 Alumni Atelier Ambassadors, and currently lives and works in Atlanta, 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.

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Gabriela’s experiences in the visual arts and publishing inform her practice, enabling her to collaborate with magazines, museums, art institutions and artists to create innovative and meaningful photographic and design work that explores the natural, sculptural, and domestic space. Gabriela collaborated with, photographed and designed for Forbes, Nestlé, Gorj County Museum, and Savannah College of Art and Design, on innovative projects that spark interest, and have a powerful impact.

Grants and Awards

2017
Artist-in-Residence Ambassadorship (Spring), SCAD Alumni Atelier, Atlanta, GA
Artist-in-Residence Ambassadorship (Winter), 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

2017
Alumni Atelier Showcase (Spring), Forsyth House, Savannah, GA
Alumni Atelier Showcase (Winter), Forsyth House, Savannah, GA

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

Artist Talks

Alumni Atelier Showcase Artist Talk, Forsyth House, May 18, 2017, Savannah, GA (upcoming)
Class Guest Speaker, Photographic Foundations, SCAD Atlanta, May 10, 15, 2017, Atlanta, GA (upcoming)
Alumni Atelier SCAD Day Guest Speaker, SCAD Atlanta, April 22, 2017, Atlanta, GA (upcoming)
Class Guest Speaker,  The Photographic Narrative, SCAD Atlanta, April 12, 17, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Alumni Atelier International Day, SCAD Atlanta, April 7, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Alumni Atelier Showcase Artist Talk, Forsyth House, March 9, 2017, Savannah, GA
Alumni Atelier SCAD Day Guest Speaker, SCAD Atlanta, March 4, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Class Guest Speaker, SCAD Atlanta, March 2, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Alumni Atelier Rise and Shine Lecture, Jen Library, February 24, 2017, Savannah, GA
Career Fair ISSO Panel, International Trade & Convention Center, February 17, 2017, Savannah, GA
Career Fair Alumni Atelier Panel, International Trade & Convention Center, February 17, 2017, Savannah, GA
Class Guest Speaker, Bergen Hall, February 16, 21, 2017, Savannah, GA
Alumni Atelier Artist Talk, Forsyth House, February 14, Savannah, GA
ISSO Presentation, SCAD, January 20, 2017, Atlanta, GA
Outside the Museum Artist Talk, Gorj County Museum, April 26, 2016, Romania
Life from Light Lecture, ACA Library, May 28, 2015, Atlanta, GA
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, March 7, 2015, Atlanta, GA
Hometown Hero, Gorj Country Museum, December 11, 2014, Romania
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, April 12, 2014, Atlanta, GA
Grad SCAD Day, SCAD Atlanta, January 11, 2014, Atlanta, GA

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

Artist Books

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

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