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Fabiana Gadano

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Curriculum Vitae

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 Artist Statement

I intentionally utilize the materials that I have available around, particularly those with significant environmental implications. Plastic bottles, ubiquitous in our consumer-driven society, raise critical issues about their ultimate fate. Some are recycled, but far too many pollute our rivers and oceans, eventually breaking down into micro-particles that permeate even our biological systems. I confront this issue head-on by transforming discarded PET plastic bottles into unique jewelry. By repurposing plastic waste into wearable art, I challenge prevailing notions of transience and elevate the discarded into objects of significance. This transformation grants the material a newfound dignity as its lifespan is extended far beyond its initial purpose. Jewelry being worn on the body is a proposition for communication. It might serve as a tangible reminder of our shared responsibility to the planet. As individuals adorn themselves with my creations, they become active participants in the conversation about environmental stewardship.

Material Revelation Exhibit

Nude Nature$590

Nude Nature

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Plated Brass
19 x 19 x 5 cm
Honey Nature$590

Honey Nature

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Plated Brass
16 x 24 x 4 cm
Green Nature$390

Green Nature

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Plated Brass
ø11 x 5 cm
Green Nature$340

Green Nature

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Patinated Nickelsilver
4 x 4 x 5 cm
Red Nature XL$600

Red Nature XL

Big Ring
Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Patinated Nickelsilver
8.5 x 8.5 x 6 cm
Pink Cities$600

Pink Cities

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, Plated Brass
23 x 18 x 3 cm
Grey Yellow Cities$600

Grey Yellow Cities

Recycled PET Plastic Bottles, PVC Cord, Plated Brass
10 x 9 x 35 cm


Trained as an Industrial Designer and Art Curator, she's deeply invested in pointing out plastic pollution through her blend of creativity and technical skills. Her passion led her to experiment with non-traditional jewelry materials, such as recycled PET plastic bottles. Her jewelry has been featured in several books, including "New Rings" (Thames & Hudson, 2016) and "500 Silver Jewelry Designs" (Lark Books, USA, 2010). She's showcased her work internationally, earning recognition at Fondazione Cominelli in Italy and exhibiting at prestigious events like LOOT MAD at the NY Museum of Art and Design. Recently, she displayed her creations at exhibitions like "Breath, think, make: four contemporary jewelers" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, “Sudakas” at Contemporania Barcelona Fair, and "DNA" in France. Alongside her artistic endeavors, she teaches Jewelry Making and Design in her workshop and at a Postgraduate Program at La Plata National University in Argentina.


Thank you to Hilliard Family Foundation Inc. for sponsoring Material Revelation


The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Atrium Health
Embassy Suites
Corning Incorporated
Fifth Third
Hilton Garden Inn
Independent Tribune
Eli Lilly and Company
Explore Cabarrus
Market Street Studios
Billy Harrison Revocable Trust for Charity
Cabarrus Brewing Company
F&M Bank
Impact Technologies
Publix Super Markets Charities
Shoe Show
Uwharrie Bank
Younce & Co., P.A
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County

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