Gabriella Sancisi

1963 Born in Hillingdon. Receives first camera at age 7.

1980 Studies languages at school. After ‘A’ levels works as an au pair near Paris. Studies languages and secretarial studies in London and Rome. Earns diploma and works as secretary in Uxbridge.

1989 Decides to pursue photography. Has interview in which she utters no more than 3 words, but is selected to study a photography degree at Nottingham Trent University. Earns a first class degree during one of her most exciting and challenging creative periods beginning an explorative journey into portraiture.

1992 Completes her first project after graduating photographing workers at her family’s monumental masonry business. The subjects are covered in marble dust. The project is well received and paves the way for 16 years of typological portraits, a selection of which can be viewed at this site.

1996 Represents Britain and exhibits with Martin Parr and Nick Waplington at the Château-Musée in Tourrettes sur Loup in the 1996 Photography Biennial in Nice.

1996 Nominated by Pam Rogers, curator of RPS for Citibank

Photography Prize.

1997 Solo exhibition at Viewpoint Gallery in Salford. Receives commissions to make site-specific art in public places at Dorset County Hospital, Heathrow Airport and King’s College Hospital.

‘Residual Resemblances: photographs by Gabriella Sancisi’, (monograph), 1997, ISBN 0-901952-966, 32 pages, essay by Sharon Kivland, 211 x 281mm softback, 16 colour plates.

Signed copies available for sale @ £12 each.

via gabysancisi.

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