Bria Fernandes specializes in figurative painting. She uses silence and omissions in her work to open a space for discourse. Silence, omissions, and exclusion are tools that can characterize oppression or vulnerability depicted in her imagery. Bria confronts submissiveness through expressions of passive body posture. Her figures are often painted in a pause of self-reflection, focusing on the introspective moments of self, often with no expression. These are moments that represent what often goes unseen, trapped in the mind and remaining silent, creating a split consciousness. She paints what she believes is unsaid. Bria Fernandes was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She is living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bria began her education at the University of Manitoba's School of Fine Art in Winnipeg. She is currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Alberta University of the Arts, completing her BFA.