In 2006 she graduated the High-School of Arts from Brasov (Transylvania, Romania), and started to follow Dramatic Arts University's classes in Bucharest. Her life changed the next year when winning an international competition about "design for a better world" with a scholarship at European Design Institute she moved to Rome. Of course that one hasn't been the only competition where Ioana made a profound impression at: she participated during her school years with many paintings, illustrations, posters and painted poems at different exhibitions and competitions taking place in Brasov (her home town). Her artistic activity doesn't resume only at visual arts though: Ioana wrote a play called "The winning game", a book for children "Sang story with cookies" in collaboration with the writer Mircea Doreanu, and more recently she has published a book of poems "Epimirand". She also illustrated Florin Piersic Jr's short-prose book "Terrible Oeuvres. Volume One".
As a student at European Design Institute she participated in 2008 at a collective exhibition at Maud Gallery (Rome), has won in 2009 another scholarship (for Applied Arts) from University for the Creative Arts, Rochester (UK), and won the illustration competition Ergo Italia Artbook d'Autore, to name only few.
These days she's keeping busy with different projects including girligirl wall painting in public places, engraving, hand-made chests and boxes of beauty, and making of a new illustrated book.
As for her free time Ioana claims she likes to create imaginary biographies for those sad, sad people waiting in the bus-stops, makes-up words, and sleeps a lot; speaking with her a few time, I could witness if I'm asked to that all these are nothing but the truth.