Artist, sculptor and ceramicist, Aimee Perez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1955. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Boca Ciega, Guanabo ,“Playas del Este.” As a child in Boca Ciega, Aimee began to draw the stories that she hears about the “campesinos “ and the fishermen, creating notebook after notebook full of colorful drawings that attracted the attention of her teachers and peers. As a result her mother enrolled her in private art lessons. Aimee continued to study art until she left Cuba in 1967 with her family, and moved to Miami. Through high school and college she continued to take art lessons and participated in the Dade County Art Fairs, winning several awards. But not until 1989, when she moves to Mexico City and met maestro Miguel Cubiles De la Rosa, did her career as an artist truly take a turn. Cubiles, who studied under Rufino Tamayo, learned to use heavy textures in his work and introduced Aimee to these techniques. It is at his insistence that she joined a group of Mexican and Cuban artists at Taller de Ceramica Sacal, here she began experimenting with clay, and where her love for sculpture began.
Aimee works with the human form that deals with gesture and emotions, life and relationships, and which serve as archetypes and transcend the context of their story. Exploring contemporary themes, as well as religious and biblical themes, she creates sculptures that explore spiritual truth and the paradoxical themes of suffering and redemption, grief and comfort.
Her mediums include various forms of clay, as well as oxides, slips, engobes and glazes. She works in high temperature clay, Raku, porcelain and low temperature clays, along with metals and glass.
She has exhibited in national and international shows as well as local museums. Her work is part of several collection in the United States and Mexico.