A SELECTION OF ARTICLES FEATURING THE ARTIST:
Beyond The Business:
Artist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Fer Caggiano joins Eric Cox and Leslie Haywood for this episode of #beyondthebusiness!
The first part covers the childhood and cosmopolitan upbringing of Fer. With expertise in marketing and a knack for entrepreneurship, Fer has fueled her artistic expression with a motivation for positive global change.
On the second part, Fer stresses that it is an imperative for entrepreneurs to stay focused on their vision and mission. Not getting constantly bogged down by potential future roadblocks is a key for sustainable creative energy. Being an artist and a business owner is emotionally demanding- Fer offers some words of wisdom and resources to help.
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Daniel Island News:
Caggiano is passionate about celebrating the achievements of women who have broken down barriers. “There was a series of events that triggered me to get started. Mostly, I felt as a woman, we are often told what not to do. With that in mind, I decided I should use my art as a voice to tell the world women can and are doing amazing things. I want this project to inspire as many as possible.” (read the full article)
Interview for Voice of Charleston Women Podcast:
Interview for "Ask Thomas Heath":
The Post and Courier features Like A Girl: Dare To Dream:
Against the odds
Can you love pearls and combat boots? In a new exhibition, a Charleston artist asks, ‘Why not?’
For the past two years, artist Fer Caggiano has been elbows deep in some heavy-hitting and highly impressive ways to make a living. Applying brush to canvas for her dynamic, impasto oil paintings, the artist has captured more than three dozen subjects plying their trades, from a firefighter to a fitness guru, from a helicopter pilot to a talking head. While their pursuits wildly diverge, Caggiano’s subjects do share one common attribute. They are all women — and South Carolina women at that. What’s more, each dared to dream, striking out against odds to create lives and livelihoods, forging paths that weren’t always paved, navigating naysayers and bucking presumptions. While some found themselves to be the only woman in the room, they now all come together at City Gallery for Caggiano’s new solo exhibition. “Like A Girl: Dare to Dream” opens there on March 11 and runs through May 2. (read the full article)
Charleston City Paper features Like A Girl: Dare To Dream:
Fer Caggiano paints inspiring women in City Gallery exhibition
Like a Girl: Dare to Dream, a new exhibition by Fer Caggiano, will be available at the City Gallery March 11-May 2. Featuring portraits of more than 35 South Carolina women, the exhibit will attempt to bring attention to unique and inspiring women.
“Girls and women must dare to dream — to be leaders, to be strong in mind, body and spirit – so that ‘like a girl’ will instead mean powerful and highly effective,” Caggiano said in a press release. (read the full article)
Charleston Style & Design features Like A Girl: Dare To Dream:
PAINT LIKE A GIRL
BY ROBIN HOWARD / PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANSLEY PEACE
Artist Fer Caggiano debuts a solo show featuring portraits of strong women role models
IT’S A MONDAY MORNING, and I am about to Zoom with artist Fer (pronounced “fair”) Caggiano. I am excited about this call. Caggiano is not only talented, but she also makes art from a solid center of joy and purposefully uses her work to make the world a better place. At the bitter end of this brutal year, I am looking forward to talking to her because I know whatever she’s been up to since our last chat, it’s going to be good. (read the full article)
The Post and Courier features the puzzles:
And, while they may arrive in hundreds of challenging pieces, theses puzzles are a work of art. "I do think it's a great way to get people involved with the arts... because not everyone can afford an original:, she said. "Not everyone has wall space to hang art either if it is an original or a print, but a lot of people really like to connect with the artists", Caggiano said. "When you offer... puzzles and other stuff, they can have a piece of art they can use as well."
Mount Pleasant Magazine features Like A Girl: Dare To Dream project:
Interview for FOX24 News Now:
My art was used to feature this article on VOLUP2.com
‘Compliments’ You Should Really Stop Giving by Giorgia Cristiani
Let’s start with one of the most common situations in which receiving a compliment is not always a positive experience. If you are a man complimenting a woman you see in the street, you need to stop and really think why you feel the need to do so. Do you sincerely appreciate the woman’s appearance? If so, why do you feel the need to express it, instead of silently contemplating it on your own (but no staring, please!)? Are you trying to get something out of the interaction?
Southern Living Magazine features my Coloring Pages
"Charleston artist, Fer Caggiano, has loved art since her first box of crayons as a little girl growing up in Brazil. Her work has been seen around the world but she is providing free downloadable coloring sheets on her website for us all to enjoy. Check out Fer’s Sip and Color via Zoom on Saturdays. In addition, if you want to glamorize your medical facemask, Fer is selling artsy facemask covers."
City Paper features my Coloring Pages
Local artist Fer Caggiano has made some coloring pages available for free download on her website for adults and kids stuck at home during the coronavirus. As Caggiano puts it, "Art comes to the rescue!"
Holy City Sinner features Like A Girl: Dare To Dream project
CHARLESTON ARTIST CREATES PROJECT TO EMPOWER WOMEN
Fer Caggiano, an internationally-recognized local artist with a passion for empowering girls and women, has created striking portraits and landscapes that not only capture beauty, but her paintings also serve a higher purpose: helping girls and women reach their highest potential.
“I see art as my voice,” she says. “Sometimes I look to share the beauty that
I perceive in the world and sometimes I want to make people think and question a topic. I see every painting as a portal, with the ability to transport people to a different mindset. Triggering a set of emotions, whether bringing the observer to a peaceful place or encouraging their minds to venture into new ideas.”
It’s not often that a set of dental tools inspires a career other than dentistry, but for Fer Caggiano, it was one of the many catalysts that sparked her passion for art. As a child, she used her grandfather’s old dental tools to sculpt designs in pieces of chalk.
L'effet désordre organisé que procure ces motifs muraux est assez tendance en ce moment, et en choisissant les bonnes couleurs, on peut le marier dans n'importe quelle pièce. Ici, l'artiste Fer Caggiano a utilisé du blanc, du gris, du vert pastel et du rose poudré pour un résultat harmonieux pour une chambre d'enfant. Les couleurs, les motifs variés, sont autant d'occasions de stimuler visuellement le bébé.
Although the Lowcountry Artists Gallery hasn’t moved in decades, Fer Caggiano, the gallery’s featured artist for the month of July, moved from Sao Paulo to New Jersey then London before finally arriving in South Carolina.
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (March 2, 2018) – Local artist Fer Caggiano’s Laurel Hill Ave of Oaks was recently installed in the Mount Pleasant Mayor’s office as part of the Culture, Arts & Pride Commission Mayor’s Office Art Program, which aims to promote awareness of local artists and cultivate community pride.
New York, N.Y. Fer Caggiano was nominated as a Soho International Artist of the year in 2003. Although she was a student at the Art Students League at that time, she was invited to present her work at the prestigious Agora Gallery in New York City. Her artistic talent and creative paintings were already on the rise in this city of artists.
Nas intervenções sobre os caveletes, os artistas buscam o contrário da mensagem política. Os retratos retocados de candidatos dão espaço para traços de influências variadas, do cubismo ao grafite, sem tom ideológico. “Recolhemos uma coisa desagradável e incômoda e a transformamos em um objeto inspirador”, diz a artista plástica Fer Caggiano. Ela montou, com amigos, um espaço dedicado aos cavaletes em seu estúdio em São Paulo.
Fer’s notoriety grew dramatically in 2002 as a result of her being named a winner in the 2002 SOHO International Art Competition. In 2003 she was one of the featured artists in “The Latin American Fine Art Exhibition” at Agora Gallery located in New York City, 2003 A year later Fer was a featured artist in Brazil ARTSHOW, the 2004 art book celebrating Brazil’s newest generation of prominent artists.
Deixo vocês com um fim de tarde na Rua Novo Horizonte, o lugar onde sempre sou feliz porque sempre dá pra ser feliz. Deixo vocês com os quadros da Fer Veriga, com a voz da Marisa Monte e da Nina Simone, com a frase maravilhosa de Vinícius, “a vida só se dá pra quem se deu”, e com a sopa de aspargos do Pasta e Vino nas madrugadas.
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