Born and raised in Brazil, Chris Barreto is a multimedia artist now based in New York City. Ms. Barreto’s endeavors include additional artistic mediums in painting, home décor as well as textiles. Now for over twenty years her Art displays what it is meant to be, identity, inspiration and spiritual synchronicity in its purest form. Through her artistic philosophy, Chris Barreto connects elements from her environment and connects it to an idea of otherworldliness to reveal human beings as works of art. Vibrant paintings and designs reflect this soulful aesthetic and original placement and presentation in her work.
Chris Barreto’s custom hand painted dresses were exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in a presentation entitled “Brazil: Body and Soul”. The American Museum of Natural History featured her delicate display of a dress made entirely out of chocolate where she partnered with legendary French chef François Payard. Ms. Barreto’s work has entitled her placement in various publications such as Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Sportswear International, WET Magazine, The Village Voice, NY Daily News and The Brazilian Times. In addition, her pieces have been worn by high profile celebrity clientele and displayed in feature films and TV shows internationally.
2016, Chris Barreto started a collaboration with Austrian born Recording Artist and Composer Dalal, who is starting to make a name of herself in the United States.
Photographer: Charlie Steffens
Designs: Chris Barreto
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