The parting gift

2021

Jeanine Brito

Acrylic on canvas

76.2 x 61 cm

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Artwork description

'In our early twenties, somehow my friends and I started joking that if someone broke your heart, you should mail them a fish as retribution. I always found that a very compelling image, and this developed from that. In the painting, she's presenting the bouquet to you, which feels bolder than anonymously mailing a fish.' (Jeanine Brito)

Jeanine Brito

Jeanine Brito (b. 1993, Germany) is a painter and designer living in Toronto, Canada, where she received her B.Des in Fashion Communication from Ryerson University in 2015. In 2014 she studied at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, completing a minor in independent fashion magazines. She explores themes of fantasy, fashion, memory and desire through self-portraiture and still life. Her work has been collected privately across Canada and Europe, and she has been featured in publications such as Elle US, Elle Canada, Harper’s Bazaar Italia, and S/ Magazine.

Education 

Ryerson University, Bachelor of Design, 2015

Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Independent Fashion Magazines Minor, 2014



Bibliography

“Most Wished For.” S/ Magazine, Jan. 2021, pp. 52–57. 

“Through Her Eyes.” S/ Magazine, Nov. 2020, p. 23. 

Slone, Isabel. “In Isolation, We're Finally Dressing for Ourselves.” ELLE, 14 Aug. 2020, www.elle.com/fashion/a33407412/wfh-fashion-social-isolation-dressing/. 



Collections

Works held in private collections in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, and the United States.



Teaching

2015, Guest lecturer, Ryerson University

2014, Teaching Assistant, Ryerson University

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