Patricia Krebs

Patricia Krebs (Artist/Educator) 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. 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 throughout South and North America. 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.

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.