Gabriela is an Atlanta-based multidisciplinary artist whose work focuses on the intersection of creative technology, art innovation, and storytelling. There’s nothing she enjoys more than storytelling through photography, motion and design. 


Most recently, Gabriela was a guest artist on Adobe Live sharing her knowledge of creating cinemagraphs in Photoshop and After Effects during a two-day live stream. In 2020, Gabriela’s short film Apollo 11 has streamed on Australia’s Science Channel and NASA TV, and in 2019, the film was selected in the NASA CineSpace Official Selection, which premiered at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. In 2017, Gabriela was the Winter and Spring Alumni Atelier ambassador and artist-in-residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and Atlanta (GA, USA) for two consecutive quarters.

Gabriela collaborated with, photographed and designed for Forbes Romania, Nestlé Czech Republic, Gorj County Museum in Romania, the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Museum of Film and Fashion of SCAD in Atlanta, Meural and Calico Wallpaper in New York, 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. Her artwork has been featured in Forbes, Up by Forbes, Uppercase Magazine, Communication Arts, PDN, Atlanta Magazine, and other publications.

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.


Exhibitions


2021
NASA CineSpace (film screening), Houston Cinema Arts Society and Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Open Studio (online, group), SCAD, Atlanta

2020
Open Studio (online, group), SCAD, Atlanta
NASA CineSpace (film screening), Ashland Film Festival
NASA CineSpace (film screening), NASA TV

2019
Small Works (group), SCAD, Atlanta
NASA CineSpace (film screening), University of Houston Clear-Lake
NASA CineSpace (film screening), Harris County Public Library
NASA CineSpace (film screening), International Space Station
NASA CineSpace (film screening), Houston Cinema Arts Festival
Open Studio (group), SCAD, Atlanta

2017
Meural Collection (digital online collection), Meural, New York
Saatchi Screen (slideshow, 2nd floor), Saatchi Gallery, London
Alumni Atelier (installation Spring), Forsyth House, Savannah
Alumni Atelier (installation Winter), Forsyth House, Savannah

2016
Outside the Museum (solo outdoor installation), Gorj Museum, Romania

2015
Life from Light (solo, MFA Thesis), Trois Gallery, Atlanta
Out to Launch (installation), SCAD, Atlanta
Student Artist’s Book (installation), ACA Library, Atlanta
Far from Home (group), Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah
Port City Review (group), Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah

2014
Us and the Earth (solo), Gorj County Museum, Romania
Small Works (group), Gutstein Gallery, Savannah
Open Studio (group), SCAD, Atlanta
Silver & Ink (group), SCAD, Atlanta


Print Publications (Selected)


“The African Yam,” Radiant Health Magazine, no.15, Volume 1, The Motherhood Issue, 2020, 42-51.

“Nail It!,” “Grain Bowls,” “Eat Your Greens,” WebMD Magazine, July/Aug/Sept. 2020, 32, 60-61, 62.

“Love you, Dad,” “Pick Purple,” “Supper Salads,” WebMD Magazine, June 2020, 26, 54-55, 56-58.

“Mama Mia,” “Chickpeas,” “The Joy of Seeds,” WebMD Magazine, May 2020, 28, 62-64, 66-67.

“Healing Meals,” WebMD Magazine, March/April 2020, 45-47.

“In the Palm of Our Hands,” Radiant Health Magazine, no.14, Volume 2, The Rebirth Issue, 2019, 42-51.

“Tiny Teff,” Radiant Health Magazine, no.13, Volume 1, The Taboo Issue, 2019, 42-51.

“Lovely Ladies’ Fingers,” Radiant Health Magazine, no.12, Volume 2, The Womanhood Issue, 2018, 42-51.

“Moringa Madness,” Radiant Health Magazine, no.11, Volume 1, The Survivor Issue, 2018, 44-53.

Gabriela Iancu, ed., Florilegium: Contemporary Collection of Visual Arts 2, (Czech Republic: Gabriela Iancu, 2017), 1-96.

Gabriela Iancu, “On Photography: America Seen Through Photographs Greatly,” Up by Forbes, Spring 2017, 114-133.

Gabriela Iancu, “Artist Interviews,” in Imaginarium: The Process Behind the Pictures, by Claire Rosen (USA: Rocky Nook, 2017), 274-277.

“Photography Annual: Student Work,” Communication Arts 58, no.3 (July/August 2016), 195.

“A Beautiful Mess,” in Communication Arts 57, no.6, by Monica Kass Rogers (January/February 2016), 16-19.

Gabriela Iancu, ed., Florilegium: Contemporary Collection of Visual Arts 1, (Czech Republic: Gabriela Iancu, 2015), 1-96.

Gabriela Iancu, “What Gabriela Made,” Up by Forbes, ed. Diana Cosmin, Fall 2015, 32-49.

Gabriela Iancu, “Life from Light,” (M.F.A. Thesis, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2015), 1-23.

Grants & Awards


2020
Eddie & Ozzie Awards Honorable Mention, Data Visualization (WebMD Face Mask Mistakes)
SCINEMA International Science Film Festival Australia Official Selection (Apollo 11 Short Film)

2019
NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society — Official Selection (Apollo 11 Short Film)
International Photography Grant — Creative Nominee (Photography)

2017
SCAD Alumni Atelier — Artist-in-Residence (Atlanta)
SCAD Alumni Atelier — Artist-in-Residence (Savannah)

2016
Communication Arts Award of Excellence (Photography)
Initiative for Heritage Conservation Greece — Finalist (Photogrammetry)

2015
International Photography Awards Honorable Mention
Huffington Post — Finalist (Multimedia Fellowship Program)
Savannah College of Art and Design — Student Success Grant
Savannah College of Art and Design Graduate Fellowship

2014
Getty Images Competition Platform — Finalist
International Photography Awards Honorable Mention
Savannah College of Art and Design — Student Success Grant
Savannah College of Art and Design Graduate Fellowship

2013
International Photography Awards Honorable Mention
Savannah College of Art and Design Graduate Fellowship


Artist Talks & Workshops


2021
Adobe Live AR + Photo Compositing (AR Cinemagraphs Workshop)
SCAD Live Bring your Photos to Life (Cinemagraphs Workshop)
Adobe Live Photo Compositing (Cinemagraphs Workshop)
SCAD Video & Related Media (Guest Speaker)

2017
Gorj County Museum Romania — Still-Life in Photography (Workshop)
Turner Broadcasting — Cinemagraphs Presentation (Guest Speaker)
SCAD Alumni Atelier — Cinemagraphs Presentation (Guest Speaker)
SCAD Alumni Atelier — Experiences from the Outside World (Artist Talk)

SCAD Video & Related Media, the Photographic Narrative (Workshop)

2016
Gorj County Museum Romania Outside the Museum (Artist Talk)

2015
SCAD Life from Light (Artist Talk)


Press (Online)


Uppercase, Sight Unseen, Architectural Digest, Ad Magazine, Ignant, Red Cap Cards, Communication Arts, Atlanta Magazine, Forbes, PDN Emerging Photographer.


Books


  • Florilegium (volume 1 & 2), Serial Journal, 2015 & 2017, 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 in Atlanta, and the Jen Library in Savannah, GA, USA

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