Ingrid Erb was born 1963 in Basel, Switzerland, and spent her childhood in New York, Helsinki and Bern. Her studies included the School of Design in Bern, Art History at the University of Basel and ETH in Zurich, where she received her degree in architecture under Professor Dolf Schnebli. An internship in the Atelier 5 in Bern followed, as well as freelance work in architecture in Switzerland and Austria.
Ingrid Erb was the winner of the Swiss Award for Stage Design in the years 1996, 1998 and 2001.
Her professional work includes decor and costumes for many large theaters in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as exhibitions, architecture, design and fashion. Ingrid Erb resides in Vienna, Austria.