Claude Ibrahimoff was born and raised next to Paris where she studied a couple of years at the design school Met de Penninghen et Jacques d'Andon and worked as an apprentice in the atelier of the Italian sculptor Louis Molinari.
While she studied painting and worked on collages, she also pursued research studying Soviet cinema and art and spent some months on a scholarship in Russia, completing her masters degree in Russian.
Soon after, Claude Ibrahimoff left Paris for San Francisco and the Bay Area, finally settling in Marin County, where she began work on a series of original "Totems." Her sculptural and abstract totems and paintings are partially influenced by Russian artists, like Malevich and Kandinsky, as well as American artists, like Jasper Johns and Rothko.
In parallel, Ibrahimoff worked as a film editor and edited independently produced films and documentaries including “Portrait of Imogen” and “Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life.”
Ibrahimoff has exhibited her works in Paris and Dordogne—from where her family originates on her mother's side—and has also displayed her work at local venues in the Bay Area.
Celestial and Earthly Illuminations, Claude Ibrahimoff and Lisa Mee, IAMA, Tendergold Gallery, 1023 Market St., San Francisco, March 3-29, 2020 - RECEPTION Friday, March 6, 5-8 pm
Totems and Symbols, Solo Exhibit - Art Works Downtown, Donor’s Gallery, San Rafael, August 9-September 7, 2019
Art at MSRI: Works by Virginia Davis and Claude Ibrahimoff, Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA - Curated by William Glass
Windows, Art Works Downtown, Founders' Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Small Works, Art Works Downtown, Main Gallery, San Rafael, CA
Water Fire Sun, Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA –Juried by Art Works Downtown
Mixed Media Solo Exhibit, Aroma Café, San Rafael, CA
Paris, Sienna, Aix, Good News,
Mix It Up, OCA Gallery, The Occidental Center of the Arts, Juried Exhibition, Occidental, CA
Solo Exhibit Fairfax Library, Fairfax, CA
Trois Églises, Traffic, Night Club, Prêt à Porter, Mood 1, Mood 2, Guerre
Les Peintres du Sud de la France, Mairie des Gobelins, Paris, France
Part of a Group Exhibit juried by Dollar Gallery, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA