CARD MAKING WORKSHOP
The last free workshop of 2022!
I'll be doing one final workshop in 2022! A Sustainable Card Making Workshop on Saturday, the 17th from 2-4pm. We can make all our cards and wrapping papers for the holidays and the year using upcycled materials and fun techniques! This is the final free workshop I will be giving for a while, so stop by for some free fun!
DRESSED TO BE SEEN
A new book featuring my work from the Inner Compulsion collection.
An image from my series Inner Compulsion, photographed by Jeff Evrard was just published in the book Dressed To Be Seen, by Charo Oquet. The book is currently available to view for free online and will be available soon as a printed version!
READ IT HERE!
Another sweet feature about my sustainable designs on the news!
I was on TV *again*! I got to talk about sustainability, my clothing designs, and the impact of fashion on the environment during the sweetest feature ever for the segment Don’t Trash Our Treasure on Local 10 News with Louis Aguirre.
They were thorough and included everything from my baby pictures, footage from my workshops, me sewing, footage from massive clothing landfills, snippets from a great conversation in my studio, facts about the amount of waste the general population creates, and so much more. A super informative segment!
This program is committed to talking about climate change with a South Florida focus and highlights the many issues, climate advocates, and public initiatives happening in the region. You can find my episode and others HERE to have your finger on the pulse of climate news and action in South Florida!
Group Exhibition of Miami Fiber Artists
Three pieces of my original art will be on display as part of Portals, an exhibition curated by Laura Marsh in Little River as part of the city-wide exhibition Threading The City in collaboration with FAMA.
When one door closes, another opens: Pass through the gate and encounter a dialogue between artists of multiple generations who each respond to textiles and the outdoors. The outdoors provide a feeling of passage that is hand-in-hand with how fabric and textiles are produced by incorporating local plants, natural and synthetic materials, water, and humanitarian messages. Portals is on the border of El Portal, originally the capital and sacred grounds of the Tequestas, now a bird sanctuary, and Little River, named after the river that runs along its northern edge and one of Miami's arts districts. These are the two neighborhoods that the exhibition is in dialogue with. Portals is a nine-person exhibition, community initiative, and educational workshop series that is part of Threading the City, a Miami-wide celebration of the burgeoning world of textile arts organized with the Fiber Artist Association of Miami (FAMA)
Opening, Oct 21: 5-7 through Dec. 9, M-TH, 11-4, and appointment upon request
A wonderful new collaboration with the library !
I will be hosting a DIY Tee Shirt Upcycling Workshop at this event and will be showcasing some new never before seen art pieces as well! You Make Miami and the Miami Dade Library System went all out with this one. Come to meet environmental artists and organizations, participate in the Recycled Art Contest, make s'mores by the campfire, Upcycle a tee shirt at my workshop, and so much more! No RSVP necessary, just stop by! My workshop will take place from 5-7pm at the event.
deco drive feature
Another sweet feature about my sustainable designs on the news!
Pangea Kali Virga was recently featured along with Mana Fashion about their collaborative Mending Upcycling Workshop and Clothing Swap on September 22 at Mana Fashion.
Deco Drive spoke with us about all things fashion, sustainability, and community.
You can read the interview here.
MANA feature+ workshop
Coming together to uplift Miami, sustainability, and fashion fun!
Pangea Kali Virga was recently featured for Mana Fashion and will be collaborating with the group to host a Mending Upcycling Workshop and Clothing Swap on September 22 at Mana Fashion.
You can read the interview here.
You can see the filmed interview here.
upcycled pop up shop
Having a Pop Up with some great brands showcasing a NEW COLLECTION!
Pangea is excited to announce a new Pop Up shopping experience at Fountainhead Studios showcasing the work of Pangea Kali Virga, Chromat, Estudio Organico, and VAED on September 24 from 2-6pm.
Pangea will be showcasing a BRAND NEW COLLECTION with more inclusive sizing, lower price points, and a more RTW experimental feel. We look forward to sharing these new pieces with you!
There will be drinks, snacks, and fully upcycled original fashions!
DOG CLOTHING SWAP+
A Miami- Date City Event + Fundraiser
Pangea Kali Virga is super excited to host the Dog Clothing Swap and Fashion Show as part of this incredible initiative to have a cleaner bay and city.
Come to this free event where you can adopt a dog, treat your pooch, get some drinks, and meet your friendly dog-loving Miamians.
RSVP to this event HERE.
awesome foundation grant
July Grant Winner
Pangea Kali Virga is pleased to announce that a new series of sustainability sewing workshops will be grant funded by the Awesome Foundation.
This grant will allow students to attend workshops for free in August, September, and October and provide a new sewing machine to incorporate machine sewing into future workshops.
the family reviews interview
Read an interview here about all things fashion, community, and sustainability with Pangea Kali Virga.
Pangea sat down for an interview with the Arts Blog, The Family Reviews, to chat about sustainability, fashion communities, and more.
These were some really wonderful questions, some eccentric, some insightful, and all very fun.
Read the interview HERE.
VIZCAYA IN YOUNISON
A month long art and event series about community at the Vizcaya Museum.
Pangea Kali Virga had the honor of being a featured artist and educator in this year's first Vizcaya In Younison event, a series highlighting community, collaborative participation, self expression, and all things Miami! Pangea taught 7 workshops alongside Arsimmer McCoy and Kunya Rowley in collaboration with IlluminArts and the museum to teach participants how to sew and embellish sustainably,write poetry, and sing. The series culminated in a well-attended showcase at the Vizcaya Museum including a Fashion Parade, 2 collaboratively crafted monumental garments, singing, and spoken word.
project art press
Article in Modern Luxury featuring my latest work
Pangea Kali Virga's latest piece. I Watch The Illusion With Unbearable Compassion, was published in Modern Luxury as part of an interview for ProjectArt. Pangea is proud of her continued work with this organization as an arts educator and resident artist. You can read the article here!
Deco drive feature
Sweet feature on Deco Drive TV about sustainable fashion and Vizcaya in Younison
Pangea Kali Virga got to discuss and showcase her brand's work and mission on a full feature with Deco Drive TV. See the feature via this link here!
woven utopia feature
Feature in the latest publication of Woven Utopia
Pangea Kali Virga's short essay on process alongside images of her studio, work, and newest piece, I Watch The Illusion With Unbearable Compassion, has been featured in an 8 page spread in the latest issue of Woven Utopia Magazine. Purchase the magazine online here to see the feature alongside tons of amazing articles, art work, and more.
poetry book now available
On Sleep Walking with Peggy Noonan, new poetry book in collaboration with Nico Hough.
Pangea Kali Virga and Nico Hough collaborated to write a book of black out poetry using the initial text On Speaking Well as our source material. The book is available for purchase in the shop tab.
This book was printed in a limited edition series of 30 in total.
Miami new drama
Official Teaching Artist
Pangea Kali Virga will be teaching a costume design intensive to children this summer with Miami New Drama!
project art residency exhibition at moca
Pangea will be debuting her piece We Watch The Illusion With Unbearable Compassion
Pangea Kali Virga and her fellow resident artists will be presenting new work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami for the exhibition titled Remember The Sky, memory landscapes, real and imagined.
Friday May 27th 8pm
fountainhead artist open
Join me Saturday May 21, 2022 for a day of local art!
Artists Open is a county-wide open studios event that welcomes the public into over 300 artists’ studios all over Miami. The program is designed to eliminate barriers of entry into the arts by inviting the public to engage with artists in their studios, a rare opportunity to see inside their creative space and what they surround themselves with for inspiration.
I will be joining the festivities at my studio workshop in Fountainhead and will have new upcycled styles and new art on display.
pangea kali virga x the bass musum
I had the honor of teaming up with The Bass Museum to craft these super limited edition accessories made with you and art and the earth in mind.
Each bag is cut from past exhibition banners and the tags are made from recycled seed paper, meaning each tag becomes wild flowers when you plant it! Because the totes were individually cut every bag has a completely different design on it in all kinds of patterns and colors from some of my favorite artists. It’s literally like carrying a work of art.
These sweet bags are the perfect size for toting around all your belongings for the day from your laptop to your lunch and each one is completely unique! Stop by the museum gift shop to get one today!
peachfuzz art feature
Union Fiber Piece featured in Vol 9, Issue 1 of Peachfuzz Magazine
Pangea Kali Virga's fiber work Union, was featured in a full spread in Peachfuzz Magazine, a pro-nudity all inclusive magazine of art based in Austin, Texas.
international womens day
Collaboration with Miami Beach Edition Hotels
Pangea Kali Virga crafted one-of-a-kind vintage inspired scarves with empowering sayings appliqued and beaded out of upcycled materials to celebrate International Womens Day.
PRELUDE TO 2100
An immersive collaborative art experience at the Deering Estate with costume design by Pangea Kali Virga.
I had the honor of costuming the performance of Terra Firma by Sandra Portal-Andreu, with a custom garment that channels the pure essence of nature, using upcycled materials.
This event brings together more than 30 Miami artists from the theater, dance, visual arts, music, performance, and harder-to-define creative arenas. The central concept and theater performance imagines the Deering Estate in 2050 as a co-housing complex, where its residents — climate refugees from throughout the United States and the world, are hosting an open house to interview potential new members of their community.
You can read more about this event in the Miami Herald in their newly published article interviewing the event's curator Susan Caraballo.
Tickets are available HERE for performances, with staggered time slots
2021 Knight ARTS champion
Honored as a Knight Arts Champion Grant Recipient.
Every year the Knight Foundation selects a group of Arts Champions — South Florida community leaders who have contributed and forever changed the arts industry in Miami, to award a $10,000 grant provided by Knight, to South Florida artists or arts organizations of their choice. My friend and fellow Miami designer, Karelle Levy, was chosen as a Knight Arts Champion for her work in the independent fashion and fiber art industry, who in turn chose me as her recipient.
In celebration of this good news Karelle and I will be holding a holiday sale at her shop in Ironside on December 17th at 12pm to 8pm.
april 2022 collaboration
Collaboration with Allegra Messina.
Pangea Kali Virga's work was featured in a shoot in collaboration with Allegra Messina See more of the photos here.
l'officiel fashion book
Collaboration with Allegra Messina
Pangea Kali Virga's Virga patchworked Virga Gown was featured in this story on the artist Bayli, styled by Mike Ruiz. See the story online here.
2021 SHOUTOUT MIAMI FEATURE
Pangea sat down for a chat with Shoutout Miami.
Pangea was interviewed by Shoutout Miami to discuss the environmental impact of the fashion industry, the philosophy that underlies her work, her career and recent projects, and local recommendations for the good life in Miami.
Read the interview here!
T.W.I.S.T The Pink Parade
Dance performance by the Adele Myers Dance Collective
Original costume design by Pangea Kali Virga for T.W.I.S.T, The Pink Parade, by the Adele Myers Dance Collective, which premiered at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center on September 11th - 12th.
These Women in Space and Time, T.W.I.S.T, offers a variety of acts of female solidarity on and off the stage through live dance theater, film and community engagement.
TURN OF THE SCREW
Costume design for Benjamin Britten’s gothic opera, Turn of the Screw
Original costume design by Pangea Kali Virga for for Benjamin Britten’s gothic opera, Turn of the Screw, premiered October 28 & 31 at Vizcaya Museum.
Purchase a ticket here!
Project ART RESIDENCY AWARDEE
Children’s art mentorship program through the Miami Dade Public library system, North Central branch.
As an awardee of the Project Art Residency program, Pangea Kali Virga has provided an outlet for Miami children with free art classes.
Pieces featured in a short celebratory film for Pride featured in ODDA Magazine and more.
JULY 2021 ducfs fashion show
Upcycled fashion collaboration project for DUCFS fundraiser.
Pangea Kali Virga created pieces entirely from up cycled materials for the DUCFS fashion show and charity fundraiser for the Create Charity.
JULY 2021 MAD AS HELL PEOPLE MAGAZINE
Feature in Pride issue of Mad as Hell Magazine x The Phluid Project.
Pangea Kali Virga was featured in Mad as Hell People magazine, for their Pride Issue, in collaboration with The Phluid Project.
This issue aimed to respond to inequity and injustice around the LGBTQIA+ community, also prioritizing stunningly diverse representation.
FABRIC FLOWER WORKSHOP
This sewing workshop will teach participants fun and useful skills while making funky and romantic fabric flower accessories to take home out of upcycled materials.
Participants will each complete and take home their own fabric flower brooches using an array of colorful upcycled fabrics. All materials will be provided for this fun, expressive, and educational sustainability workshop.
Playboy photo shoot, stylist collaborations, and more
Pangea Kali Virga's designs were featured in a Playboy editorial for Playboy Denmark.
Pangea's work was also featured in collaboration with Mila Kastari
Have you reckoned the Earth much?
Solo Fiber Art exhibition at the Miami Beach Botancial Garden
For Pangea Kali Virga’s first fiber art exhibition, Have you reckoned the Earth much?, the artist has produced a series of works celebrating and inspired by the Miami Beach Botanical Garden and the unique wilderness of the Magic City. The show features over 35 works composed fully of upcycled materials donated by the Miami community and assembled using zero waste and sustainable techniques. The unique colors and forms of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s vegetation are integrated into the compositions, emphasizing the artist’s belief that nature is the grand designer of the world. These one-of-a-kind, sustainable fiber works examine intersections of individual and environment, using Walt Whitman’s seminal text, Leaves of Grass, as a guide. Have you reckoned the Earth much? continues Pangea Kali Virga’s career-spanning call for action from viewers to consider their role in the beautiful and delicate process of life on earth.
RSVP to the exhibition opening on April 15th from 6-9pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Complimentary drinks will be served.
Decorative mending workshop
Get your tickets now for this fun outdoor mending fiber art workshop at Aloha Redland!
Pangea Kali Virga is teaming up with her favorite Florida farmers at Aloha Redland for a sewing workshop teaching participants fun and useful skills they need to mend and personalize their clothing.
Participants will each complete and take home a floral-inspired fiber wall-hanging using an array of decorative and useful stitches. All materials will be provided for this fun, expressive, and educational 2 1/2 hour sustainability workshop. The skills and stitches learned will cover sewing on buttons, hemming, making 3D flowers, patching, applique and more.
Get your tickets now to come make beautiful art, spend time in a tropical paradise, and learn skills you will use for the rest of your life.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite here.
denim mending workshop
Get your tickets now for this fun denim mending workshop at the Sagamore Hotel
Join Pangea Kali Virga, at the Sagamore Hotel for an evening sewing workshop teaching participants fun and useful skills they need to mend and personalize their favorite denim clothing. Participants are invited to bring their loved denim pieces to mend and personalize with embroidery, patches, and more OR make a denim fiber art-wall hanging to take home. Relax and enjoy yourself as you learn an array of decorative and useful stitches.
All mending materials will be provided for this fun, expressive, and educational 2.5 hour sustainability fashion workshop.
$30 covers the cost of materials, tools, and a glass of wine.
February 2021 press
Interview with Carlie Madlinger, Collaboration with model Chabelys Flores, collaboration with Brother Junior, collaboration with Marc-Anthony.
Pangea Kali Virga was interviewed by Carlie Madlinger about sustainability, Pangea's creative process, and design philosophy. Read the in-depth interview here.
Pangea Kali Virga archive pieces like the Antoinette gown were featured in an editorial by Chabelys Flores at Blowing Rocks, Florida. See the romantic image set here.
Archive Pangea Kali Virga was lensed by Miami photographer Marc-Anthony. See the images here.
An eclectic mix of Pangea Kali Virga was used in this editorial by BrotherJunior. See the images quirky images here.
Pangea Kali Virga was shot by Jonathan Cox in her studio.See the workshop up close here.
Art Week Fashion Show at Sagamore Hotel, debuting new Expressionist RTW collection.
The Expressionist collection was debuted at the Sagamore Hotel AFFM event on December 2, 2020. The collection is comprised of 20 sustainable looks crafted from up-cycled materials and individually hand painted in the splatter style of Jackson Pollock. This process ensures an entirely unique design resulting in truly one of a kind pieces. The Expressionist collection has a variety of free flowing and fitted silhouettes with playful details and a modern elegance.
Images from the fashion show are available to view here.
Select pieces from the collection as shot by Andre Scheidt can be viewed here.
JANUARY 2021 press
Published work in Gmaro Magazine and Faddy Magazine. Brother Junior collaboration and Art at the Farm Event.
Pangea's designs were featured this month in Harpers Baazar, Horizont Magazine. Her styling and Inner Compulsion collection was featured in Picton Magazine.
See shots from these most recent publications, and publications here.
INNER COMPULSION COLLECTION DEBUT
inner Compulsion collection debut for Summer In Hindsight, Feature-Length Film
Pangea Kali Virga is proud to announce the completion of her latest sustainable series, the Inner Compulsion collection as featured in the Nelson Atkins Museum for the W.18th St Fashion Show feature-length film, Summer In Hindsight.
The ‘Inner Compulsion’ collection, draws inspiration from the linear graphic aesthetic traditionally aligned with the Bauhaus school combined with Pangea's flair for the chaotic and layered. Special attention was paid to the overlooked female figures in the Bauhaus movement and their patchworked maximalist fiber works, often made of unusual materials. The Inner Compulsion collection is made entirely of upcycled materials such as shower curtains, deconstructed sculpture, and second-hand garments, creatively reworked to become a new textile and garment. Orders, inquiries, rentals, and styling pulls can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 10% of proceeds for this collection will be donated to the ACLU.
See the collection and film here.
New Publications in Fort Lauderdale Magazine, The Untitled Magazine, Vanilla Issue, L'Officiel, and Feroce Magazine.
Pangea Kali Virga designs were featured in Fort Lauderdale Magazine in the editorial A Star Is Born, QP Magazine, The Untitled Magazine in the editorial InFringe, Vanilla Issue, and L'Officiel. Pangea's Create Destroy collection and styling was featured in Feroce Magazine in the back cover editorial Kali.
See the images from the publications here.
New Publications in Chic Miami Magazine, Salyse, and more.
Pangea was shot by friend and collaborator Mark Allen.
New Publications in Gmaro, Opium Red, and Avessa Magazine.
New Publications in Contributor Magazine and Sustainability Lecture
Pangea's designs were styled by Jenny Figueroa for Gigi.
Pangea was honored to lecture on the topic of sustainability in fashion and the impact of community efforts against climate change at FIU.
Pangea kali virga x #wrecares
Making 600+ mask donations for Miami front line workers
#WRECares partnered with Pangea Kali Virga for their mask making initiative. You can read more about Pangea's contributions to providing face masks for local front line workers here.
New Publications in This Bitch Magazine, Haute Punch Magazine
Pangea Kali Virga's designs were featured in Haute Punch Magazine in the editorial State of Dreaming. Pangea's designs and styling were featured in This Bitch Magazine in the editorial Bratz on Break.
Chiffon Rose Purse was styled on Kathryn Mikesell in Bal Harbour Shops article, Standing Tall.
Pangea gave a live virtual studio tour via the Fountainhead Residency,see the tour here.
ducfs fashion show
Participation in the DUCFS Charity Fashion Show in England
Miami design district art basel fashion show x miami on sight
Fashion Show Produced by Pangea Kali Virga featuring the Create Destroy Collection
The Miami Design District presents Miami On Sight Runway, Executive Produced by Pangea Kali Virga, is dedicated to bringing together elegance and ethics, the conscious and the couture. Chosen designers at this curated showcase will be using their talents to demonstrate how fashion can be sustainable without sacrificing sophistication or quality. As the curtain closes on Art Basel and a week of international art events, this runway is also meant to re-center the conversation around inspiring work being done in the Magic City. Designers presenting will be Pangea Kali Virga, Felder Felder, Krel Wear, Mavrans, The Onikas, Ana Dalessio, Jet Lag Mode, Atelier E Jewelry and Tao Company Jewelry, with very special contributions from the students of DASH Miami. Models will be walking to a suite of songs by local Miami bands featuring every contemporary tendency. The show will incorporate the venue’s existing art and architecture into the unique performance, including Buckminster Fuller’s Fly’s Eye Dome and the newly installed work, Pink Beasts by Fernando Laposse.
See the images from the fashion show here.
collins park x miami on sight
Fashion Show Produced by Pangea Kali Virga featuring the Create Destroy Collection
The first annual Miami On Sight fashion show took place in Collins Park, outside of the Bass Museum, on Sunday, September 29th, For our first annual runway, 16 local Miami designers and artists showcased 9 complete looks in collaboration with local shoe and accessory designers. The theme for the inaugural 2019 Miami On Sight Fashion Show was sustainability, featuring Miami designers that incorporate sustainable practices in the production of their garments and accessories. The runway also incorporated two distinctly Miami sculptures, Ugo Rondinone's neon Miami Mountain and the exquisite 1962 Albert Vrana Rotunda, monuments to a shared history of art and beauty in the open air. This free event, the first of its kind, drew an attendance of 500 people, with all VIP seat ticket proceeds benefiting Habitat For Humanity of Greater Miami, a local nonprofit organization that transforms lives and communities in Miami-Dade by providing low-income families with affordable home ownership opportunities.
See the images from the fashion show here.
april-june 2019 press
Designs and Styling work published in Solstice, La Botanica, Dreamingless and Fashion Grunge
The editorial Synaesthete was published in Fahsion Grunge.
Pangea Kali Virga was featured in an article on the Cool hour.
Influencer Jarry Lee wore Pangea Kali Virga in recent promotional images, see them here.
January-march 2019 press and publications
Pangea Kali Virga published in 7 Hues, Salyse, and more.
New Publications in Teeth Magazine, 7 Hues, and Tendencia Magazine, and performances by Annie Ellicott.
Pangea Kali Virga designs published in 7 Hues Magazine in the editorial Submit to Midnight.
Pangea Kali Virga designs published in Teeth Magazine in the editorial A Strange Way of Breathing.
Annie Ellicott wears the Big Red Dress for a performance at the Music Box in New Orleans.
See the collaborations and publications here.
Published shoot in Contributor Magazine, Valentina Sampaio, Carla Mauri music video
Hand-painted jean jacket designed by Pangea Kali Virga featured in the music video Wild Child by Carla Mauri.
Valentina Sampaio wore Pangea Kali Virga styled by Brandon M Garr.
See the images from the collaborations and publications above here.
Published shoot on Models.com, Jorocco Jewelry Campaign, Cause Magazine, Carla Mauri music video
Peach Chiffon Cape designed by Pangea Kali Virga featured in the music video Satelite by Carla Mauri.
Jorocco Jewelry styled their latest campagain video shoot with Pangea Kali Virga designs.
See images from these features here.
Published shoot in Ellements Magazine, Phosphenes, Elegant Magazine, and BluGrn Lookbook
Editorial titled The Awakening styled and with designs by Pangea Kali Virga was published in Ellements Magazine.
The editorial Home Sweet Home featuring styling and designs by Pangea Kali Virga was published in Elegant Magazine.
Pangea Kali Virga styled the BluGrn lookbook
See the images from this month here.
Published shoot in Lucy's Magazine, Solstice Magazine, and Somewhere Magazine
November-december 2016 press
Published shoot in SVGE Magazine and Retrograde Craft, collaboration with Isabella Forget, Kasa Eto, and Brooklyn Library exhibition.
Pangea Kali Virga's styling and designs were featured in SVGE Magazine in the editorial Forever Yours.
The editorial Elementations with styling and designs by Pangea Kali Virga was published in Retrograde Craft.
Pangea collaborated with Kasa Eto for two editorials with Omot Abella and Lux.
Pangea Kali Virga's editorial work was exhibited at the Brooklyn Saratoga Library. See the pictures here.
october 2016 press
Published shoot in Trend Prive Magazine, Elegant Magazine, and collaboration with Wilhelmina.
Pangea Kali Virga's styling and designs were featured in Trend Prive Magazine in the editorial Renascence.
Pangea's designs were used for test shoots for Wilhelmina model, images from this shoot can be seen here.
See the images from this month here.
August-September 2016 press
Published cover shoot in Volition Magazine, Dusk and Haze video shoot, and Elements Magazine editorial.
Pangea Kali Virga's styling and designs were featured on the cover of Volition Magazine.
Pangea Kali Virga's designs, styling, and dancing were featured in Dusk and Haze.
Pangea's designs were published in Ellements Magazine.
june-july 2016 press
Published shoot in Tocksick Magazine,
Pangea Kali Virga's styling and designs were featured in Toksick Magazine and Haute Punch Magazine with her Suburban Outkast collection debut shot by Sinjun Strom.
The lookbook for Suburban Outkast was shot on location in Long Beach and can be viewed here.
Pangea's designs were published in Volition Magazine