Yamilys Brito

(b. Havana, 1972)

Yamilys Brito graduated from the Elementary School of Visual Arts (1987) and the San Alejandro School of Fine Arts (1991), both in Havana. In 1996, she graduated from the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, and has taught at the Institute’s Printmaking Department ever since. Brito is most well known for her series of prints, which are typically monotypes or collages, as well as her pen and ink drawings. She is a member of UNEAC (the National Union of Artists and Writers) and of the Experimental Graphic Arts Workshop in Havana. Her solo exhibitions include Días contados (Counted Days) at 23 y 12 Gallery in Havana (2010); Natural Causes at the Center for Cuban Studies in New York, NY (2007); Recursos internos (Internal Resources) at San Francis of Assisi Convent in Havana (2003); Criticism vs. Escapism at Robert Saavedra Gallery in Los Angeles, California (2000); Espejos y ventanas (Mirrors and Windows) at La Acacia Gallery in Havana (1998); Al final de la calle (At the End of the Street) at the Wifredo Lam Center for Contemporary Art in Havana (1996); and Desde el ISA (From ISA) at the Teodoro Ramos Blanco Gallery in Havana (1995). She has been an artist-in-residence at the University of Castilla, La Mancha, Spain; the Santa Rosa School of Arts in La Pampa, Argentina; the School of Arts and Crafts in Gloucestershire, England, and the Art Department of the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Her works are part of important public collections, including the Akron Art Museum in Akron, Ohio; the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California; Art in General in New York, NY; the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona; the Grafik Museum Stiftung Schreiner Schreiner in Bad Steben, Germany; and the Holter Museum of Art in Helena, Montana.

Selected Works