Fabrizio Caforio (Fuz)

Fuz Caforio - 106 Art

FABRIZIO CAFORIO – “Fuz” as he prefers to be called, has devoted three decades of his career to wildlife art. The exquisite detail and life-like quality of his paintings comes from painstaking research. Much time is spent in the bush and at breeding research stations collecting all the necessary reference material. He has refined his skill and technique over the years to a point where fur patterns and textures are vividly and authentically reproduced on canvas.

Fuz has a special affinity for the African Leopard. This “Prince of Predators” has been his muse and constant source of inspiration over many years and is a subject he returns to time after time.

His works are sought after by corporate and private collectors from all over the world.

SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATION

Through his work, Fuz has helped to raise funds for many non-governmental conservation organisations. These include: The WWF, The Endangered Wildlife Trust, The Honorary Rangers of South Africa, Birdlife South Africa, DeWildt Cheetah Research, Dr. Jane Goodall, The Endangered Species Protection Unit, the Born Free Foundation Shamwari Game Reserve, The Wildlife College, The Brookfield Zoo of Chicago USA, The Japan Wildlife Center, The Wildlife Center Frenchtown, New Jersey USA, The Cape Leopard Trust, Painted Dog Conservation INC. Australia and the Nedbank Green Trust.

AWARDS

Wildscape Magazine Wildlife artist of the year. EWT Cheetah Award. The Wildlife Art Society UK- Silver and bronze medals. First place (Miniatures) at the Florida Wildlife Expo. Birdlife SA Eagle Award.

Fuz Caforio has been involved with De Wildt since 1993 and has been a wonderful and loyal supporter and friend. His art, more than any other artist I know, captures the spirit of the animals he paints. His cheetah works speak of the trust, vulnerability and beauty of this charismatic cat. Fuz paints what I feel in my heart – love and admiration for the animal.

Ann van Dyk
Founder: De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust

Previous Exhibitions

EXHIBITIONS

  • 1990 – Group show. Rosebank, Johannesburg.
  • 1991 – Solo show at the Adriaan Boshoff Gallery, Pretoria.
  • 1992 – Solo show at the Park Grosvenor Gallery, London.
  • 1995 – Group show. Michelangelo, Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • 1997 – Solo show. Michelangelo, Sandton, Johannesburg.
  • 1999 – E.W.T. Solo show, Sandton Hilton, Johannesburg.
  • 2001 – Florida Wildlife Exposition and solo show at the Fredlund Gallery, Orlando Florida.
  • 2002 – Solo show at the Coral Gables Art Center, Miami and the Safari Club Exposition, Las Vegas USA.
  • 2003 – Florida Wildlife Exposition and solo show at the Fredlund Gallery, Orlando Florida.
  • 2003 – Group show at the Henry Taylor Gallery, Fourways Johannesburg.
  • 2004 – Solo show at the Fredlund Gallery, Orlando Florida, USA.
  • 2005 – Group show at the South-eastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston USA.
  • 2005 – Solo show at the Fredlund Gallery, Orlando Florida, USA.
  • 2006 – Group show at the John Haines Gallery, Johannesburg.
  • 2008 – South-eastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston USA.
  • 2008 – Solo show at the Fredlund Gallery, Orlando Florida USA.
  • 2009 – Group show at the Machida City Museum, Tokyo Japan.
  • 2011 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2012 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2012 – Group show at the Machida City Museum, Tokyo Japan.
  • 2013 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2014 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2014 – Group show at the Decoys and Wildlife Gallery, New Jersey USA.
  • 2015 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2015 – Group show at the Decoys and Wildlife Gallery, New Jersey USA.
  • 2016 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2017 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2017 – Solo exhibition at the Art Curator, Lourensford Wine Estate, Cape Town.
  • 2018 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2019 – Huntex Hunter’s Exposition, Johannesburg.
  • 2019 – Group show at the Warren Carey Gallery, Hoedspruit.

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ART EXAMPLES

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