Birthplace: Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina
Patricia Krebs was born
thirty one years ago in Villa Mercedes, San Luis,
Argentina, and was raised in Buenos Aires. She came
to L.A. at the age of twenty five.
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, she started her career as a
Visual Artist at the National School of Fine Arts in
Buenos Aires, and by the age of 25 she'd obtained
degrees as an Art Teacher, Professor of Painting,
and in Contemporary Visual Arts.
Although her formal education was centered around
visual arts, she also became a professional
musician, singer and songwriter.
Over the last ten years, she has had the chance to
work as a visual artist in collaboration with
writers, actors, artisans, musicians and teachers on
many projects, in the capacity of an illustrator,
portraitist, caricaturist, muralist, graphic
designer, or making and designing puppets, masks,
costumes, scenery or theatrical make up. These
collaborations have motivated her to include
elements from other disciplines in her paintings,
enriching her visual language.
Her work intends to be a window and a mirror: Krebs
is telling something about herself, but mainly she
wants to stir our thoughts, to provoke a feeling, to
evoke a memory, or to create a fantasy. In her work,
whatever the medium, Patricia talks about life: the
complexity of humanity, the connections within
ourselves, between each other, to the Earth.
She started showing and selling her works in Buenos
Aires at the age of twenty; in California she's
exhibited at the Courtyard Gallery in Idyllwild;
GhettoGloss Art Gallery in L.A., and C1D Art Gallery
in LongBeach. Her illustrations were published in
the picture book Zee... Adventure One: Borrowing
China (LIBRUJAS 2006).