Carole Feuerman


Carole A. Feuerman is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most prominent hyperrealist sculptors with a prolific career spanning four decades. She lives and works in New York and Florida. Feuerman sculpts life-size, monumental and miniature works in bronze, resin and marble. She has had six museum retrospectives to date and has been included in prominent exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, The State Hermitage, The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Circulo de Bellas Artes.


Among the notable honors she has received are the Amelia Peabody Award, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, first prizes at the Austrian Biennale and the Florence Biennale, and Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale. Her work is in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and Credit Swiss Collection. Selected public collections include Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum and Art-st-Urban.


She has taught, lectured and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University and Grounds for Sculpture. There are currently three full-color monographs about her work: Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, written by Eleanor Munro and published by Hudson Hills Press, now in its second edition, and Carole A. Feuerman: La Scultura Incontra la Realta, by Gabriele Caioni, which is available in both English and Italian. Her monumental sculpture Grande Catalina is featured in A History of Western Art by Antony Mason and John T. Spike and published by Abrams Books in twelve languages.


Feuerman had her first museum retrospective at the Queens Museum in 1987, followed by her second retrospective at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in 2000. In 2004, her sculpture Sunburn was featured in the highly acclaimed traveling group exhibition “An American Odyssey, 1945/1980: Debating Modernism”, curated by Stephen C. Foster, at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. The same year Feuerman had her third retrospective “Resin to Bronze Topographies” at the City University of New York. In 2007 at the Venice Biennale, Feuerman’s monumental sculptures Survival of Serena and Grande Catalina were showcased in a solo exhibition entitled “By the Sea” and curated by John T. Spike. Simultaneous to this, she exhibited in OPEN 2007, an international sculpture exhibition in Venice, and in another solo show at Art-St-Urban in Switzerland entitled “Lust and Desires”.


Following these successes, she exhibited in Florence’s Moretti Gallery and was the featured artist in “46 XX” at Moscow’s Na Solyanke State Gallery in Red Square. In 2008 the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, Italy hosted her fourth museum retrospective and was followed by inclusion in “Art and Illusion: Masterpieces of Trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present” at the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation. The year closed with her fifth retrospective “Silence-Passion-Expression” at the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas, which was nominated by the AISEI for the best Monographic Exhibition.


In 2010, Feuerman’s sculpture Monumental Shower was feautured in “Intimacy, Bathing in Art” at the Kunstmuseum Ahlen in Germany alongside works by ninety artists including Edgar Degas, Louise Bourgeois, David Hockney and Joseph Beuys. Later that year, Feuerman had her sixth retrospective, entitled “Earth Water Air Fire”, at the El Paso Museum of Art, which showcased fifty-two works and premiered her video installations. Following the close of the exhibition, her sculpture Summer was acquired for the museum’s permanent collection. In 2011, she founded the “Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation” in Mana Contemporary Art Center located in Jersey City, and later that year her bronze sphere New World – AM/PM was featured in “Afterwards and Forward: A ten year 9/11 reflective art exhibition” at the New Jersey City University.


This year began with the announcement of Feuerman’s public art installation with New York City Parks & Recreation from May through September; her most iconic monumental sculpture, Survival of Serena, was unveiled in hyperrealistically painted bronze at Petrosino Square, SoHo for the first time courtesy of Jim Kempner Fine Art. Simultaneous to the exhibition, Feuerman released her first set of prints also featuring the image of Serena. Exhibitions continued at Rarity Gallery in Mykonos, Louise Alexander Gallery in Porto Cervo, Timothy Yarger in Art Aspen and Art Platform LA, Galerie Klose at the Korea International Art Fair, and with Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery at Art Greenwich SeaFair.


From September through July 2013, Feuerman’s 16 foot bronze diver, The Golden Mean, is publicly installed at Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Also on view through January 2013 at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park is Quan, a new monumental work in painted bronze with polished stainless steel. Feuerman’s sculpture Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball was selected for inclusion at the 2012 Beijing Biennale where it is on view at the National Art Museum of China from September 28 through October 22.


Scheduled for 2013, Feuerman’s newest works will be collectively on view for the first time during a spring solo exhibition at Jim Kempner Fine Art. Her lifesize work The General’s Daughter was chosen by the Smithsonian and will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC from March 23, 2013 through February 23, 2014. During the summer, Feuerman will be returning to the Venice Biennale to showcase her latest monumental works at the entrance of the biennale with the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte and with an additional exhibition at the historic Palazzo Bembo with the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation. On an ongoing basis, her work can be seen in all galleries representing her worldwide.


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