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Artist Studio: Carole A. Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman
28 West 27th Street, Suite 488
New York, NY  10001
Phone: 212 213 4988

Born: 1945 (Hartford, Ct.)

Lived/Active: New York

Profession(s): Sculptor, Printmaker, Video Artist

Known for: Sculpture, Portrait, Figural, Hyper Realism

Style(s): Classical, Figuration, Other, Hyperrealism

Medium(s): Bronze, Resin, Marble, Painting & Drawing

Price Information as of 05/22/2014:
Prices range from $5,000.00 - $1,000,000.00

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Artist Biography:

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world's most renowned, influential, and popular hyperrealist sculptors.  Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture.  Working in both monumental and life size, she is the only figurative artist to hyperrealistically paint bronze for use in outdoor public art, and the only sculptor to install these sculptures in the water.

While attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, she painted 13 album covers used by Time Warner Records including, but not limited to, The Rolling Stones World Tour Book, Alice Cooper, and Aretha Franklin. She has been honored with six major museum retrospectives to date.  Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including the Venice Biennale, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes.  She won first prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, best in show at the Beijing Biennale, and won the Save The Arts Foundation Award as Museum Choice.

In 2000, she was elected to be a member of the International Woman's Forum, where preeminent leaders of diverse professional achievement from finance to fine arts come together to make a difference and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance. In 2013 her sculpture, The General's Daughter was featured in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, both editions published by Hudson Hills Press, La Scultura in Contra la Realta, which is available in multiple languages, and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation.

Grande Catalina, her monumental sculpture featured in the 2007 Venice Biennale, is included in The History of Western Art, published by Harry N. Abrams, and written by Anthony Mason and John T Spike. Her works are included in the selected private collections of his majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Irma and Norman Brahman, Joop Van Caldenborgh, Andrew Zaro and Lois Robbins, Mark Parker, William Mack, Robert and Soledad Hurst, and the Forbes Magazine collection among others.

Selected public collections include: the City of Sunnyvale CA., the City of Peekskill, NY., El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Bass Museum, and Art St. Urban Museum.  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.

2012 began with the announcement by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to exhibit her iconic sculpture, Survival of Serena, in Soho NY. Simultaneous to the exhibition, she showcased her newest suite of prints featuring the image of Serena at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea NY. From September to January 2013, Feuerman exhibited Quan for the first time at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Michigan in a show entitled Body Double.  It is a hyper-realistic painted bronze and stainless steel sculpture.

Her sculpture, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, was selected for the 2012 Beijing Biennale, where it was displayed in the front of the National Museum of China.  From September through July 2013, The Golden Mean, a 16-foot male diver was installed at the Riverfront Green Park on the Hudson River in Peekskill, as part of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Project Five. The city purchased it after the exhibition.  In the spring, she had a solo exhibition at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea, New York, followed by her return to the Venice Biennale featuring her sculpture The Golden Mean, now named The Golden Mean Divina Proporzione for the Biennale.

In the fall of 2013, Feuerman had a sellout show at Contemporary Istanbul, represented by Aria Art Gallery located in Italy.

In May of 2014, the Double Diver, Feuerman's monumental sculpture towering 26 feet in the air, was installed at NetApp's headquarters and gifted to the city of Sunnyvale, California.  Using innovative techniques of both dripping molten bronze and the ability for 4800 pounds of steel to sit on six-inch wrists, she pushed the boundaries of both art and physics, creating a sculpture that is truly the first of its kind. In the summer she had a string of book signings for her fourth monograph, Swimmers. Also that summer, she was elected to the board of the International Sculpture Center.

She continues her focus on public outdoor sculptures working primarily in bronze. Feuerman maintains two studios in NY and NJ. On an ongoing basis, Feuerman's work can be seen in selected galleries and museums worldwide.
Hofstra University
Temple University
School of Visual Arts, BFA

2014, John Yau and John Spike CaroleA. Feuerman:Swimmers, The Artist Book Foundation, 185 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2010, Kunst Museum Ahlen Intimacy, Bathing in Art, Wienand, 350 pages (color)
2010, Finn & Munro Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture, Hudson Hills, 184 pages (color)
2010, Dena Merriam, Eleanor Munro, David Finn Carole A Feuerman - Sculpture, Hudson Hills Press, 180 pages (color)
2010, Dena Merriam and Eleanor Munro Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture - 2nd Edition, Hudson Hills Press, 188 pages (color)
2010, David S. Rubin Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960's, Robert C. Morgan, Daniel Pinchbeck-MIT Press, 140 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2009, Stephen C. Foster American Odyssey 1945/1980: Debating Modernism, Circulo De Bellas Artes, 412 pages (color)
2009, Quinta Edizione Biennale Internazionale Dell?Arte Contempotanea, Arte Studio
2009, Dena Merriam, Eleanor Munro, David Finn Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture, Hudson Hills Pres, 180 pages (color)
2009, Dena Merriam and Eleanor Munro Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture, Hudson Hills Press, 185 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2009, Annamaria Giusti Art and Illusions - Masterpieces of Trompe L?oeil from Antiquity to the Present Day, Mandragora, 318 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2009, Living Artists, Network Press
2008, Moretti Carole a. feuerman La Scultura Incontra La Realta, Edizioni Polistampa, 144 pages (color)
2008, Gabriele Caioni CaroleA. Feuerman: La Scultura InContra la Realta, Edition I Polistampa, 80 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2008, Gabriele Caioni Carole A. Feuerman - La Scultura Incontra la Realta, Edizioni Polistampa, 146 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2008, Gabriele Caioni Carole A. Feuerman: La Scultura Incontra La Realta, Moretti Galleries, 144 pages (color)
2008, Gabriele Caioni Carole A Feuerman - La Scultura Incontra la Realta, Edizioni Polistampa, 146 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2008, Antony Mason, John T. Spike A History of Western Art - From Prehistory to the Twentieth Century, Harry N. Abrams, 128 pages (color)
2008, Antony Mason and John T Spike A History of Western Art - From Prehistory to the 20th Century, Abrams, 128 pages (color)
2008, Amarillo Museum of Art Silence. Passion. Expression. - The Sculptures of Carole A. Feuerman, Amarillo Museum of Art, 78 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2007, Ricardo Lescano Grosso Contemporary Art, Images and Critic, ATCultura (color)
2007, mason & Spike A History of Western Art, Abrams, 128 pages (color)
2006, Virginia Watson Jones Contemporary Woman Sculptors, Oryx Press (color)
2006, Scott Richards Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA,, Exhibition Catalog
2006, Estella Ellis, Seebohm, Sykes At Home with Art: How Art Lovers Live with and Care for Their Treasures, Potter (color)
2006, Arcade, Fine Art Old Masters to Contemporary, Cataloge, New York, NY, June 21,, Exhibition Catalog
2005, Stephen C. Foster An American Odyssey 1945/1980 - Debating Modernism, 411 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
2005, Stephen C. Foster American Odyssey 1945/1980: Debating Modernism, Circulo De Bellas Artes, 412 pages (color)
2005, Quinta Edizione Biennale Internazionale Dell?Arte Contempotanea, Arte Studio
2003, Living Artists, Network Press
1999, Finn & Munro Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture, Hudson Hills (color)
1999, Dena Merriam and Eleanor Munro Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture - 1st Edition, Hudson Hills Press,, 168 pages (color), Exhibition Catalog
1986, Virginia Watson Jones Contemporary American Women Sculptors, Oryx Press (color)
1986, Harvey Stein Artists Observed, Abrams (color)

Bass Museum of Art, Miami, Florida
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, Florida
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, International, Russian Federation

Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
2014, The Double Diver, Dedication of Carole Feuerman?s sculpture to the City of Sunnyvale California, Sculpturesite Gallery, Sunnyvale, CA
2013 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2012 , New York City Parks and Recreation, New York, NY, solo
2012, ?The Golden Mean? Public Installation at Riverfront Grren Park, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2011, DNAXX, ?Carole A. Feuerman ? Sculpture?, Florence, Italy, solo
2010, El Paso Museum of Art, ?Earth, Water, Air, Fire?, curated by Christian Gerstheimer, El Paso, TX, solo
2009, Archeological Museum of Fiesole, ?Carole Feuerman: Maxima?, curated by Gaetano Salmista, Florence, Italy, solo
2009, Art-st-Urban, ?East Meets West?, Lucerne, Switzerland, solo
2008, Beijing Biennale, 1st Prize, Beijing, China
2008, Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, 1st Prize, Beijing, China
2008, Amarillo Museum of Art, ?Silence, Passion, Expression?, curated by Graziella Marchicelli, Ph.D., Amarillo, TX, solo
2007, Venice Biennale, Paradiso Cafe, The Concilio of Europeo dell?Arte, ?By the Sea?, curated by John T. Spike, Giardini, Venice, Italy, solo
2007, Art-st-Urban, ?Lust and Desires?, curated by Gertrude Kohler-Aeschlimann, Lucerne, Switzerland, solo
2005 Queensborough Community College Museum, CUNY, Retrospective, curated by Faustino Quintanilla, New York, NY, solo
2005, City of Florence, Florence Biennale Internazionale Dell?Arte Contemporanea, Medici Award, Florence, Italy

Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2014, The Golden Mean, Mana Contemporary, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Jersey City, NJ
2014, Dripping Reality, Aria Art Gallery, CI Contemporary Art fair, Istanbul, Tur
2013, Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition, KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
2013, The Golden Mean, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
2013, Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
2011, Aria Art Gallery, ?Carole A. Feuerman: hyperbodies?, Florence, Italy, solo
2011, Weber Fine Art, Greenwich, CT, solo
2011, Galerie Hübner & Hübner, ?Carole Feuerman: Skulpturen?, Frankfurt, Germany, solo
2010, Elaine Baker Gallery, ?Carole A. Feuerman: H20?, curated by Deborah Sponder, Boca Raton, FL, solo
2010, Elaine Baker Gallery/Boca Raton Beach Resort, curated by Deborah Sponder, Boca Raton, FL, solo
2010, Galerie Klose, ?More Than Reality?, Essen, Germany, solo
2010, Louise Alexander Gallery, curated by Frederic Arnal, Porto Cervo, Italy, solo
2010, Sculpturesite Gallery, ?CAROLE A. FEUERMAN: Reality Check?, curated by Brigitte Micmacker, San Francisco, CA, solo
2009, Jim Kempner Fine Art, ?Carole Feuerman: Swimmers, Bathers, Nudes?, curated by Dru Arstark, New York, NY, solo
2008, Moretti Gallery, ?La Scultura Incontra La Realta?, curated by Gabriele Caioni, Florence, Italy, solo
2007, Scott Richards Contemporary Art, ?Neptune,? curated by Scott Richards, San Francisco, CA, solo

Learning Through the Arts: Guggenheim Museum, NY
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
National Women Caucus for Art, NY
Americans for the Arts, Washington, DC
International Women?s Forum, NY
International Sculpture Society
Woman?s Leadership Forum
Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
Bass Museum of Arts, FL
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY

Magazine and Newspaper References:
2014 Sunnyvale-Based NetApp Makes a Splash With ?Double Diver.? San Jose Mercury News. 4 June 2014.
2014 Feuerman Makes Splash in Sunnyvale. Mechanical Dummy. 21 May 2014.
2014 Downtown Fair 2014, New York ? Carole Feuerman. Artribune. 11 May 2014.
2014 A Visit to Mana Contemporary?s Spring 2014 VIP Program Preview. Gallery Gurls. 9 May 2014.
2014 Portrait of an Artist: Carole Feuerman. Face To Face: A Blog From the National Portrait Gallery Smithsonian Institution. 20
February 2014.
2014 Carole Feuerman: In The Swim. ArtBookGuy. 1 March 2014.
2014 Hyper Realist Sculptor ? Carole Feuerman. Ufunk. 6 March 2014.
2014 Fragments Born of Water, Earth and Fire ? Beyond Hyperrealism. Sculpt Club. 19 March 2014.
2014 Resort Retreats. Orlando Magazine. 29 March 2014.
2014 An Arts Venue Extraordinaire. Hudson Reporter. 21 March 2014.
2014 Carole Feuerman. Trendsetter Istanbul. Web. 5 February 2014.
2014 American Surrealist Sculptor: Carole Feuerman Works. People Art TV. 12 February 2014.
2014 Columbia Entertainment Calendar, Feb. 28-March 6. WorldNews. 27 February 2014.
2014 And She Went Out of the Foam of the Sea? 6 February 2014.
2014 What to Do & See During Palm Springs Modernism Week. Design Milk. 18 February 2014.
2014 Carole Feuerman?s Waxworks Look Real. Borsa Altin.
2011, la Repubblica, ?Hyperbodies: Nuotatrici in un mare di benessere?
2011, Daily News UK, "Madame Tussauds take note: Artist creates stunning works so realistic they're treated like real people"
2011, Artes Magazine, "Hyper-Realistic Sculptor, Carole Feuerman Masters the Subtle Human Gesture"
2011, Libertarian Magazine, "Carole Feuerman"
2011, Savant Magazine "Body of Work with Carole Feuerman"
2011, NY Arts Magazine "Carole Feuerman Hyperbodies? Hyperrealism? Sculptures of Excitement"
2011, WHOA Magazine, "Larger Than Life"
2010, SUMMUS Magazine, ?Realismo y Sensualidad?
2009, Sculpture Magazine, "Physical States of Being: A Conversation with Carole Feuerman"
2008, Art of the Times, "Breaking the Surface"
2005, Fine Art Magazine, "Carole Feuerman's Triumphant Return to Venice Biennale"
2005, Art & Antiques, In the Swim: Carole Feuerman's sculptures stay in shape

Dealers or Representatives:
Jim Kempner Fine Art
Baker Sponder
KM Fine Art
Scott Richards
New Leaf Gallery, Sculpturesite
Tim Yarger Gallery
Rarity Gallery

Artist Statement:

"All of my life, making art has been my passion. As I have experienced life, the forms that my work has taken have evolved and deepened and my love for creating has endured. I want my art to inspire the viewer to look closely at what stands before them. One never knows what's in the mind, even when there is a smile on one's face.  It is not the fleeting moment that I try to capture, but the universal feeling caught in that fleeting moment. I want the viewer to complete the story, to reflect and feel touched. If this connection could be for eternity, it would be my masterpiece."
Review of Artist's Work:
"Feuerman's women are the most recent descendants of Botticelli's painting, The Birth of Venus (1486).  In counterpoint to Venus's modesty, these women, with the exception of the one titled Sunburn, savor their own bodies. At home in their skin, their erotic joy is both palpable and private. However much viewers may wish to peer or pry - to learn what they are thinking - the world they inhabit excludes us."

John Yau, Art Critic, Poet, Essayist, Editor, and Professor

"Feuerman's is a vein of realism so far untapped; a significant intersection of classical illusion, unforgiving realism and eloquently silent objectivity. What we see is a common grounds of abstraction; a confluence of realisms that render "classicism," "realism" and "non-objectivity" as incidental and merely exhibited properties of that work."

Stephen C. Foster, Expert in Early Twentieth Century, European, and mid-twentieth Century American Art, Renowned Art Historian, Author, and Curator

"Each and everybody is meticulously rendered, and alive with urgent feeling, even when it is no more than a fragment - a torso or foot, a face of elbow - symbolize of a grander femininity, indeed, of the eternal feminine. Feuerman clearly knows the female body from the emotional inside as well as the physical outside."

Donald Kuspit, Renowned Art Critic, Author, Editor of Art Criticism, and Teacher

"Carole Feuerman's art touches on a wide variety of personal emotions, centered on the human figure, and mainly women, Feuerman is indisputably the American doyenne of realistic figure sculpture."

John T. Spike, Noted Art Historian of Italian Art of the Fifteenth through the Eighteenth, Director of the Florence Biennale, and Author

"Her creation performances are reminiscent of Jackson Pollock's gestural paintings, yet they bring the fourth dimension of time into the three dimensional forms."

Lisa Paul Streitfeld, Art Critic, Curator, Artist

"Feuerman's Fragmentary sculptures grow on one as they are meant to do. She chooses familiar themes and movements. Feuerman's art allows and encourages flights of fantasy, and involve us with an intimacy unexpected at first glance."

Margaret Kelly, Curator, the FORBES Magazine collection

"Feuerman's bronze castings are a brilliant example of deconstruction/reinvention of the perennial classical/contra classical dialogue. Carole A. Feuerman's recent work gives contemporary meaning to the ancient adage, out of the fire comes life."

George Nelson Preston, Ph.D. Department of Art CCNY/CUNY, 1999

"It can be said that the true measure of an artist's credibility is how clearly the arc of her work parallels the trajectory of her life. Like Picasso or Pollack, as the artist matures and develops mastery of craft, the work itself becomes more simplified or abstract."

Tarssa Yazdau, Writer & Artist

"Feuerman transforms her personal optimism and pain into her sculpture. Her work has great magnetism and demands interaction between the artist as a storyteller and the viewer. We reflect and are transformed by her work."

Faustino Quintanilla, Director of QCC Art Museum / CUNY

"Carole Feuerman knows there is gloom in the world, but she wants the viewer to share her celebration of life. It is the life that she breathes into the pieces after months of work that make them exist. And exist they do, as important contemporary sculptures that will prove themselves over the years."

Richard Shack, Emeritus Board Chairman of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Founder of NMMA, Board Member of Whitney Museum, 100 top art collectors

"For me, contact with the figure ? eyes closed ? creates a kind of interiority or intimacy that feels both voyeuristic and revelatory."

Rick Friswell, Managing Editor,

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