Thirty-six year old Patricia Krebs grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Between nine and twelve years old, she attended the Vocational Institute of Art (I.V.A.) where she participated in group classes of music, art, puppetry, drama, literature, dance and movement.
At the age of thirteen, Krebs started her career as a visual artist at the Rogelio Yrurtia National School of Fine Arts, where she graduated as a Fine Arts Teacher. After this, she continued her studies at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts, graduating as a Professor of Painting; and finally she obtained a degree in Contemporary Visual Arts from the National Institute University of Art (IUNA).
Concurrent with her formal education, Krebs studied guitar and singing lessons at the Walter Malosetti Superior School of Jazz. Since 2001, she lives in Los Angeles, California, where she works as a full-time visual artist and musician.
Krebs’ artwork has been exhibited in South and North America, in Cultural Centers such as Recoleta, Gral. San Martín, José Hernández & Argentine Society of Writers in Buenos Aires; Islas Malvinas in La Plata; Eagle Rock Center for the Arts and Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles; and in Art Galleries such as Abasto in Buenos Aires, Cactus in Eagle Rock, The Courtyard in Idyllwild, C1D in Long Beach, GhettoGloss & Monkeyhouse in Silver Lake, C.A.V.E. in Venice, EcoLogicalArt in MidWilshire, Infusion & ArtDeCollectors in Los Angeles, Ave50 & Acorn in Highland Park, El Camino College in Torrance, and The Folk Tree & Fremont in Pasadena.
Several of her paintings and illustrations have been featured on books covers, CDs and educational magazines. She has designed and illustrated over a dozen books, including several award winning children’s picture books, and created puppets, props and masks for theatrical events. In addition, she has written lyrics & music for her own musical projects as well as for other artists and companies, and has recorded Spanish voiceovers for major movies.
Some highlights in her career include: Women Artists On Immigration exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, selected by MOCA curator Alma Ruiz (2008); illustrating articles for Decisio Magazine, published by the Center of Regional Cooperation for the Education of Adults in Latin America and the Caribbean, CREFAL, sponsored by UNESCO and the Mexican Government; selected for the Mayor’s Official Invitation to the LHM Opening Celebration (2009), for which she received a Certificate of Special Recognition “in appreciation of outstanding and invaluable artistic contribution to the City of Los Angeles 2009 Latino Heritage Month” (2010); the book Classic Songs, Rhymes, and Activities in English, Spanish and ASL, which Krebs illustrated and helped translate into Spanish, selected for the Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Collection by IBBY (the International Board on Books for Young People) presented at the Biennial International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna, Italy (2011).
Recently, Krebs was honored to be receipient of the Vision Award 2012 by the Reel Rasquache Arts & Film Festival in Los Angeles, where she exhibited as Featured Artist and which also featured “A Race to the Center of the Sun”, her debut as Stop-Motion Animation Art Director & Production Designer.