Gabi is an artist and a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Fine Art course leading on the L4 delivery; prior to this role she acquired an extensive portfolio of teaching both in her role as an artist and as an academic. Gabi has worked in the UK, France and Russia in her previous educational roles and has enjoyed a broad level of educational experience.
Romanian/British artist Gabi Boiangiu studied at the Arts University, Bucharest before moving to the UK to do her Masters at Bradford School of Art and Design. Gabi has been teaching both in FE and HE since 2003 and graduated the PGCE at University of Huddersfield in 2007.
With a long-term interest in collaborative practices, Gabi has undertaken multiple extensive projects engaging both with other visual artists as well as the audience. Gabi’s practice continues to investigate the domestic in relation to class and gender issues. Recent collaborative work - Drawing Dialogue - investigates the notion of ownership in visual arts and its role to developing new creative ideas. Gabi’s practice is multidisciplinary and project based, exploring visual and material possibilities in given environments.
Boiangiu, G. (2022) ‘Weeds’ (https://lau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17755/), ‘Following Threads -Industry and Our Environment’ Bradford Industrial Museum, 2022
Recent solo and group exhibitions include ‘Following Threads’ at Bradford Industrial Museum in 2022, ‘Drawing Dialogue’ at Keighley Creative, UK in 2021; at DalgArt, Romania in 2021, at Astiki Sxoli, Katerini, Greece in 2018, and at DalgArt, Romania in 2016. ‘Drawing Dialogue’ has also hosted several drawing symposiums and artist talks.
Other previous exhibitions include: ‘LAF’ Laroque, France in 2019 and 2016, ‘Moscow Reporter 1 and 2’ at DalgArt, Romania in 2017 and 2018, ‘Tiny Diagrams’ at Brooklyn Library, USA in 2016, ‘Sampling Spaces’ exhibition and residency at Tescani, Romania in 2009, ‘Fragments’ at the Arts University of Sarasota, USA, ‘Illustrate This’ at Dean Clough Gallery Halifax, UK in 2008, ‘home/acasa’ project at Leeds Arts Gallery, UK in 2007; at Arts Museum, Craiova, Romania in 2007, at Gallery 169, Bucharest in 2007 and at Dean Lough Gallery, Halifax in 2008, ‘Narcissus’ at South Square Gallery in 2006.