The bone also mends


Jeanine Brito

Acrylic on canvas

91.4 x 121.9 cm 


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This retrospective painting captures the moment when the artist broke her leg, and ended up spending two months living with her grandparents, who took care of her. This painting is about that recovery period. It contrasts how difficult it was for her at that time, but looking back now was this idyllic stretch of summer days spent with people she loves very dearly. This painting attempts to capture that shift in memory—the incisions from surgery are still fresh, but she is lounging outside with gelato and a bottle of wine on a beautiful rug. 

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.


Ryerson University, Bachelor of Design, 2015

Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Independent Fashion Magazines Minor, 2014


“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, 


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


2015, Guest lecturer, Ryerson University

2014, Teaching Assistant, Ryerson University

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