was born in Hillingdon and studied photography at Nottingham Trent University. She was awarded a distinction for her MA by University of Westminster followed shortly by her first solo exhibition at Viewpoint Gallery and the Royal Photographic Society. She was chosen as one of the photographers to represent Britain at the Nice Photography Biennial where she showed her aerobics portraits and stonemasons portraits. She is known for her typological photographic portrait series of people linked by a work or leisure activity and who are usually marked by it in some way.
The Photographers’ Gallery, London invited her to make a portrait of Guillermo Pedernera, an Argentinean squash player living in London, for their ambitious portraiture project ‘The World in London’ during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The British Council facilitated further projects in Dubai, Argentina and London. Alongside her analogue still portraits she explores the mind-body split in some of her digital video works.
Gabriella Sancisi’s work is held in the collection of The British Council and in numerous private collections. Her work is publicly on display at King’s College Hospital, Heathrow Airport and Dorset County Hospital.
Sadly and unexpectedly Gabriella Sancisi passed away on May 1, 2020