Born and raised in Western Canada, Aimée completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, focusing on print and book media. After moving to Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2005, she obtained her Masters in Fine and Media Arts at NSCAD University in 2007. Aimée’s artistic practice engages archives, research and printed matter to place historical content within her contemporary visual art practice. She has received several awards and grants, notably the Joseph Beuys Scholarship for Artistic Merit and several Canada Council Production Grants. Her performances and bookworks have been featured at the AGO presentation space, Vancouver Art Book Fair and are held in public and private permanent collections across Canada. Aimée has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with group shows in Germany, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. She has completed several artist residencies in North America, and was the 2014-15 artist in residence with the Kent Harrison Arts Council in British Columbia. She is non-regular faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and is represented by the Vancouver Art Gallery Art Rental & Sales Program.
I am a project-based artist working with printed matter in flat, sculptural, and performative manners. Archives, documents, text-based media and instructions are often activated through interdisciplinary applications, initiating a liminal space where print and paper transcend their materiality. My work simultaneously relates the term volumes to all books, performances, sculptural forms, and the sensorial slipping-space between the definitions of a word. My artistic practice addresses both the history and fate of printed matter as tangible objects in a virtual era.
We may need to learn how to read again for the first time.