New York based, celebrated artist Carole A. Feuerman is acknowledged, alongside Duane Hanson and John D’Andrea, as one of the three major American hyperrealist sculptors that started the movement in the 1970’s. Feuerman’s career spans over four decades and four continents. Through her sculptures, she creates visual manifestations of the stories she decides to tell: of strength, survival, and balance. She has taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University, and Grounds for Sculpture. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. Her work was included in “An American Odyssey 1945-1980” with the most prominent artists of the American post-WWII era. A comprehensive one-person show in 2005 at the QCC Art Museum/CUNY titled “Resin to Bronze Topographies”, with catalogue essays authored by critics John Yau and Donald Kuspit, was followed by the installation of her work at the prestigious Grounds for Sculpture. Feuerman has had multiple solo museum retrospectives held at the El Paso Museum in 2010 and the Huan Tai Hu Museum of Jiangsu province in 2016, to name a few. In 2009, she exhibited her sculpture “Moran” in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence in “Art on Illusions. Masterpieces of Tromp L’Oeil from Antiquity to the Present”, and in the Smithsonian Institution’s Portrait Gallery. Her sculpture “Survival of Serena” was chosen by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to be exhibited in Soho and in Central Park for their celebration of “50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks”. It was also shown in 2017 in her solo exhibition in Venice called “By the Sea”, curated by John T. Spike during the Venice Biennale. Her sculpture “Monumental Quan” was first publicly exhibited in the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later in Giardini Marinaressa for “Personal Structures – Open Borders”, one of many collateral exhibitions during the 2017 Venice Biennale.
During the 58th Edition of the Venice Biennale, in 2019, she returned to exhibit her works at the Marinaresca gardens.
In 2013, her sculpture “The General’s Daughter” was chosen for inclusion in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Feuerman has also exhibited in Hong Kong, the National Museum of China, and in Korea at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Daejeon Museum, and Suwon Museum. In 2018, she had a two person show at SculptureLink in Knokke, Belgium. Her iconic sculptures, “Catalina” and “The General’s Daughter”, are traveling in a group show titled “50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture”. The show originated at Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, then traveled to the Academia de Bellas Artes in Madrid, then to the Marco Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Monterrey, on to Denmark’s Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Sidney, the Kunsthal Tübingen in Germany, and is currently at the Heydar Aliyev in Azerbaijan. The show is next scheduled to travel to Asia. Feuerman’s sculpture, “The Golden Mean”, is owned by the City of Peekskill, NY, at the Riverfront Green Park and her monumental “Double Diver”, spiraling 36 feet in the air, is owned by the City of Sunnyvale, California. Her art is included in the collections of the President and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Frederic R. Weisman Art Foundation, Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Michael Gorbachov Art Foundation, the Malcolm Forbes Magazine Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the State Hermitage in Russia. Feuerman’s selected awards include Best in Show at the Third International Beijing Art Biennale, Beijing, CN, the 2001 Lorenzo De Magnifico Award for the Biennale Internazionale: Dell’Arte Contemporanea in Florence, Italy, The Prize of Honor in 2002 for the Ausstellungszentrum Heft in Huttenberg, Austria, and the Medici Prize awarded by the City of Florence.
Selected critical press include: “In the Swim: Carole A. Feuerman’s Sculptures Stay in Shape,” by John T. Spike in the May 2005 Art & Antiques Magazine, in the New York Times in 2012, in an article by Susan Hodara, Hudson- Inspired Art, Popping Up All Over, in the Forward, 2017 by Michael Kramer, In Trumps America, It’s Hard To Be a Realist, and “How China Gave Sculpture’s Queen of Hyperrealism Carole A. Feuerman One of her First Breaks” in the South Morning Post by Kavita Daswani.
There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, both editions published by Hudson Hills Press; La Scultura Incontra la Realtà, available in multiple languages; and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation. Her first swimmer sculpture, ‘Catalina’, is included in A History of Western Art, published by Harry N. Abrams, and written by Anthony Mason and John T. Spike. You can see her work in museums, as well as private and public collections worldwide. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.”
Stephen Foster Ph.D., Art Historian