Born and raised in Germany, Ingeborg Gerdes came to the United States in 1966.
She attended the San Francisco Art Institute, earning her Master of Fine Arts in 1970.
She has taught photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, Cabrillo
College and at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Gerdes has exhibited her work in numerous solo and group shows, both nationally and
internationally. Her photographs are represented in museum collections, including the
Fogg Museum, the Norton Simon Museum, the Portland Art Museum, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Stanford Museum
of Art. She has been awarded four National Endowment for the Arts grants and her photographs
have been published and reviewed in numerous art publications in the United States and Japan.
Throughout her life, Ingeborg has maintained close ties to Europe, which is evident in much of
her work. She now resides in San Francisco Bay Area and spends her summers in Berlin, Germany.