Born in Aleppo, Syria, Ivi Gabrielides attended the French School there and subsequently moved to Rome, where she graduated from the Central Restoration Institute (ICR) in 1977 with a degree in Conservation of Art Paintings and in 1979 she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts.
While still living in Rome she participated in various group exhibitions from 1975 to 1982 at the Nuova Galleria Internazionale. She then held solo exhibitions of her paintings at the Nuova Galleria Internazionale in 1983, at the Studio MP in 1988 and at the Cultural Association «Zadig» in 2002. In 1985 she exhibited in the Cultural Centre of the Banca d'Italia, in the Museo di Milano in 1986, then at the Galleria Studio Canova in 1998 and at Sala Uno in 2009.
After moving back to Greece, she took part in various group exhibitions, Ash in Art on the islands of Syros and Kos in 2010, at the Chili Art Gallery in Athens in 2011 and in 2012, at the Museum of Natural History in Athens in 2013, at Sto Palio Litrivi on the island of Poros in 2013, then at the Gallery Π 3,14 in Athens in 2014, at the Chili Art Gallery in Athens in 2015, at Time of Art Gallery and at Dépôt Art Gallery in Athens in 2018.
In Athens Ms. Gabrielides taught Painting Conservation at the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) from 1996 to 2000, and was a member of International Art Conservation conferences.
Currently a technical adviser for museum exhibition applications, she lives and works on the island of Poros, in Greece.