Forty-two-year-old Multimedia Artist 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 University of Art (UNA).
Concurrent with her formal education, Krebs studied guitar and singing lessons at the Walter Malosetti Superior School of Jazz. When she was twenty five, she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she has worked as a full-time free-lance visual artist, musician (performer and composer), writer and translator.
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 Gallery in Frogtown (L.A.), The Courtyard in Idyllwild, C1D in Long Beach, GhettoGloss & Monkeyhouse in Silver Lake, C.A.V.E. in Venice, EcoLogicalArt in MidWilshire, ArtDeCollectors & The Last Bookstore 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 more than twenty books including a dozen 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 such as Amuzikanto, as well as for other artists and companies, and has recorded Spanish voiceovers for major movies, such as Corpse Bride, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Beowulf, and Happy Feet I & II.
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; being 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); and having been featured on the Latino Heritage Month Calendar and Cultural Guide published by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles for the past ten years.
In 2012, Krebs was honored to be receipient of the Vision Award 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. Since then, she's worked as Character Designer and Art Director for a few other animations featured in this website.
Currently based in Buenos Aires, she continues to illustrate, design, compose, write and/or translate books, CDs, animations and other projects for international clients --mainly in the U.S.-- as well of showing and selling her paintings, sculptures and other objects at Cactus Gallery in LA, where she's exhibited her works for over eleven years with nine solo shows, dozens of group shows, and selling literally hundreds of pieces to local and international collectors.
|Biografía en castellano (español)|