Carole Feuerman


Carole A. Feuerman (b. 1945) is recognized as one of the world’s most prominent hyperrealist sculptors, with a prolific career spanning four decades. She sculpts and paints miniature, life-size, monumental and public works in bronze, resin and marble. She resides in New York and Florida, with studios in Manhattan and Jersey City. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.

Feuerman has had six museum retrospectives to date and has been included in exhibitions at the Venice Biennale, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, The State Hermitage, The Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, The Kunstmuseum Ahlen and the Circulo de Bellas Artes, among others. Notable honors received include the Amelia Peabody Award, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize, first prizes at the Austrian Biennale and the Florence Biennale, Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, and the 2013 Save the Arts Museum’s Choice Award for Sculpture.

Her artwork is in public, private and corporate collections across the world including Grounds for Sculpture, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Bass Museum, Art-st-Urban, the Forbes Magazine Collection, the Caldic Collection, and the Credit Swiss Collection. Among her patrons are His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Henry Kissinger, and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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 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.

At the 2007 Venice Biennale, Feuerman’s monumental sculptures Survival of Serena and Grande Catalina were showcased in a solo exhibition entitled “By the Sea” curated by John T. Spike. In 2008, the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, Italy hosted her fourth museum retrospective followed by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation showcasing her hyperrealistically painted resin sculpture Moran in “Art and Illusion: Masterpieces of Trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present” 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, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen in Germany featured Feuerman’s sculpture Monumental Shower in “Intimacy, Bathing in Art” alongside works by ninety artists including Edgar Degas, Louise Bourgeois, and Joseph Beuys.

Following the close of her sixth retrospective, entitled “Earth Water Air Fire”, the El Paso Museum of Art acquired her sculpture Summer as part of its permanent collection. Her bronze spheres New World - AM/PM were featured in “Afterwards and Forward: A Ten Year 9/11 Reflective Art Exhibition” at the New Jersey City University in 2011.

Her most iconic monumental sculpture, Survival of Serena was exhibited in painted bronze for the first time in 2012 at Petrosino Square, SoHo by New York City Parks & Recreation. Simultaneous to the exhibition, Feuerman created her first set of prints also featuring the image of Serena. For the 2012 Beijing Biennale, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball was exhibited at the National Art Museum of China. Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park showcased Quan, another monumental work in a show entitled “Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture”. The Golden Mean, a towering 16-foot tall bronze and gold leaf diver, was unveiled along the Hudson River at Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill with the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in the fall of 2012, and at the start of 2013, the City of Peekskill announced its purchase as a permanent monument for the town. 

For the 2013 Venice Biennale, Quan is on exhibition at the courtyard of Palazzo Bembo with the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation, and The Golden Mean is prominently displayed at the entrance to the Biennale in Giardini with the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte through the fall.