Aimée Kuester joins Sketch Theatre!

Did everyone meet Aimée? I suggest you do. Her first video is awesome! Looking forward to more….

Aimee Kuester 2009

Aimée Kuester was born in Michigan in 1980 to a family of freelance artists/musicians.  Creating art was always a way of life for her, an essential element in everything she did.  Excelling in advanced art curriculums, Aimée won her first national award at age 6 and various Best of Show awards throughout her childhood.  At age 11, she was awarded First Place in a national competition adjudicated by Steve Hanks (Master Watercolorist).

Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico- a place she best described as having a barren, dehydrated beauty, a bittersweet nest – she was constantly creating.  Aimée absorbed the fundamentals from observation, books and studying other artists and gained her foundation of anatomy from years of life drawing classes. Her mediums included charcoal, luma dyes, and acrylics.

A self-taught second generation artist, Aimée earned a coveted residency in 1998 at a prominent gallery on Water Street in Santa Fe, where she quickly became a favorite of the locals.  She moved to California in 2002 to cultivate her passion.  In 2004, she opened her first solo show in West Hollywood and has since exhibited in several group shows with Edgar Varela Fine Arts.  Since then, she has been immersing herself in the Los Angeles art community and has studied under world-renowned artists Gary Baseman and Michael Hussar.  She has evolved into painting with oils and is currently showing in several downtown Los Angeles galleries.

Aimée approaches her subject matter as a voyeur.  Her work is a visual metaphor for the process of how we become who we are.  She strives to induce an emotional reaction in the viewer, however unique that may be.