AN acclaimed painter of diverse landscapes, portraits and still lifes, Fer Caggiano was born in Brazil. Her childhood was driven by two strong desires: creating art and protecting the world. At 12 years old, her sand sculpture won first place in an adult art competition.
She studied at New York’s Art Students League and then moved to London, where she began to be awarded and recognized for her unique work. Her relentless drive to be famous, though, left her spiritually empty. Caggiano returned to Brazil and served as a resident artist at a Buddhist temple and volunteered at a meditation school. That four-year spiritual journey redirected and grounded her “to serve humanity” with a new focus on bringing joy rather than gaining fame.
Caggiano’s works are contemporary and constantly evolving. Known for using heavy impasto technique, her creativity also leads to constant exploration and use of bold new approaches. Caggiano’s pieces are brimming with vibrant movement while simultaneously conveying a sense of peace and joy. Her works not only capture the beauty in people and the environment, but also serve to create a more sustainable and equitable world.