Serban Ionescu Romanian, b. 1984


Serban Ionescu (b.1984, Romania) Serban Ionescu’s work spans across sculpture, painting, design and architecture. With his distinctive lines which emerge from his drawing practice, vibrant use of color and cartoonish gestures, Serban infuses his works with anthropomorphic shapes and a constant intuitive play on shifting scale and form. Serban has presented solo shows in New York at R & Company, Larrie Gallery, and in Antwerp, Belgium, at Everyday Gallery. His work has been published in New York Times,  Wallpaper*, Architectural Digest, Dwell Magazine, DAMN Magazine and New York Magazine. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute and he has been an adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School Of Architecture from 2010-2016. Large scale projects like “Chapel For An Apple” and “Tower For An Hour” are his return to architecture. His book ‘A THING ON A TABLE IN A HOUSE’ was published by Apartamento in 2021. He is currently working on several European exhibitions for this year and a new book of drawings with Apartamento Publishing. Serban lives and works in between Brooklyn, NY and Brussels, BE.

Art Fairs

Serban Ionescu (1984) b. Ploiesti, Romania



COLLECTIBLE Fair - Presented by Everyday Gallery, Brussels

Potluck - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

CAN Ibiza 2022 - Booth A3, Presented by Everyday Gallery



In Order of Appearance - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)



Limbo Act II - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Limbo - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Failed Seriousness: Lapo Binazzi and Serban Ionescu - Virtual exhibition with

R & Company (Duo)

OBJECTS U.S.A. - with R & Company, New York City

Design Miami - with R & Company, Miami

Desert Islands - Virtual show curated by Apartamento

Under / Over - with Marta Gallery, Los Angeles

Imagined, For Uncertain Times - Virtual show curated by Soft Geometry

The Armory Show 2020 - with R & Company, New York City



DACIA - R & Company, New York City (Solo show)

Chairs Beyond Right and Wrong - R & Company, New York, New York APR

The Chair - Future Perfect, New York City

Kipsy part of Culture Corps “Off the wall” and Hudson Yards, New York City



A Crowded Room - Larrie Gallery, New York City (Solo show)

Serban Ionescu and Anjuli Rathod - SAFE Gallery, Brooklyn 

NADA Art Fair - SAFE Gallery, Miami

Ceci N’est Pas Une Chaise / This Is Not A Chair - Plant Seven, High Point, NC 100 Sculptures - Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City

In Good Company Edition 2 - Fernando Mastrangelo Studio, Brooklyn

NADA Art Fair - SAFE Gallery, New York City



CASBAH -MAW Gallery, New York City

Oread - Pop Up Installation, 198 Bowery, New York City



Bad Water Pavilion - Knockdown Center, Queens

OFF X OFF - Furniture Designs by J McDonald and Serban Ionescu, Sena Space, New York City

No Commission Art Fair - curated by Swizz Beatz, Bronx



Things With Claws - Knockdown Center, Queens

Destroy, She Said - Pierogi Gallery / Boiler, Brooklyn



Good Spell Bad Craft - Works by Jonah Emerson Bell and Serban Ionescu, Sena Space, New York City

All The Best Artists Are My Friends - curated by Ray Smith, Mana Contemporary, New Jersey



Headscapes - Warehouse, Long Island City



Demeter - Bridge Gallery, New York City (Solo show)

Secret History - Bridge Gallery, New York City (Solo show)

To The Stars On The Wings Of An Eel - Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn Brucennial 2012 - New York City



Ship Of Fools - Bridge Gallery, New York City

Pretty Vacant - Warehouse, Brooklyn

OBJECT CITY - The Objectionists Bridge Gallery, New York City



Bedlam - Bank Iran Leroy St. New York City

The Objectionists and Friends - Troy


Selected Film Works



A Fool’s Errand - Director of short animation with Narek Gevorgian

Without The I by Elke - Director for music video with Berenice Eveno



Blame It On Me - Director and Writer for short film



Demeter - Director and Writer for short film



The Shadow Self by Fantasmes - Director for music video

Clermont Film Festival Nominee




BArch Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn NY Class of 2007