Hugo Pérez lives and works in Houston, Texas. He received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from The Art Institute. Pérez, who began his art practice alongside his graphic design career, was the recipient of the 2016 Escapist of the Year award from the John Palmer residency program. In 2018 he co-founded the art collective:Qollective, which aims to investigate contemporary social issues through visual and performance art. The group has participated in multiple exhibitions which include shows at Alabama Song and G Spot Gallery. His work has been collected throughout the U.S. and internationally. His work for Pride Portraits has been featured in People Magazine, ABC, and the Human Rights Campaign. Pérez produces figurative paintings, drawings, and prints that carry an autobiographical emphasis. Pérez, whose influences range from early 20th century cubism to post-painterly abstraction, says that his practice reflects a sense of duality, a result of his Latin American heritage.