YAMILYS BRITO JORGE
Yamilys Brito Jorge was born in Havana, Cuba in 1972. She graduated with a BFA from San Alejandro Fine Arts Academy, Havana, in 1991 and received a graduate degree from the Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA) in 1996 and has been teaching printmaking for over 20 years.
She brings a vast, knowledge base to the page. In total command of her abilities, she manages to strike a delicate balance between the technical and the playful to find a voice uniquely her own.
"My work is always on paper. I enjoy the possibilities that this medium has to offer. I love the memorabilia of other countries, from old films strips, theater tickets, old postcards, photographs, posters and old handwritten letters. My work is made of mementos, vestiges, souvenirs all collectables pieces of heart, soul and time. For me, the reality is stronger than everything. I approach my work utilizing all the graphic techniques and skills and when creating my works, I can combine 3 or 4 procedures at the same time."
Her work has been included in both group and personal exhibitions in Cuba, Europe and the United States, and is in the collections of numerous museums including the Rubins Museum of Art, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Akron Museum and the Arizona State University Art Museum.
Yamilys currently teaches printmaking at the Cuban Workshop of Experimental Graphic Arts in Havana and lives in Havana, Cuba.