Carole Feuerman

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BIOGRAPHY

America, b.1945
Carole A. Feuerman is acknowledged as one of the world’s most prominent hyperrealist sculptors. Born in Connecticut, raised and trained in New York, Feuerman works in a variety of media including resin, marble and bronze, she has distinguished her skill in each by defining and recreating the human condition. Feuerman sculpts life-size, monumental and miniature works, painting them with hundreds of layers before achieving human-like tones. Meticulously rendered, her resin sculptures employ her signature and realistic style to give the viewer the impression of a living, breathing human being.

Feuerman pioneered new approaches to sculpture with painted bronze pieces, which she has created with her own unique methodology of sculpting with molten metal that she calls “Painting with Fire”. Her sculptures can be displayed both indoors, outdoors, and in water. Pushing the boundaries of physics her Double Diver is an innovative technique that extends into the air 40 feet supported by two six-inch wrists.

Carole Feuerman’s sculptures explore classicism while presenting emotions of joy, grace, tranquility and sensuality. She evokes an inward life inviting the spectator’s conjecture as well as suggesting the distance between work and the observer. The tactile nature of her sculpture provides observation into a somewhat private environment, such as a woman stepping out of the shower or into the rain, eliciting a meditative juncture. Best known for her hyper-realistic sculptures of swimmers, the viewer is captivated by the unseen, inner life of the subjects she portrays.

Along side of six museum retrospectives, Feuerman’s work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including multiple Venice Biennales, 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.

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.

Among the notable awards Feuerman has received are the Amelia Peabody, the Betty Parsons Award, the Lorenzo de Medici Prize and First Prizes at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, Austrian Biennale and the Beijing Olympic Fine Arts. Her work is included in the selected collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev, the Forbes Magazine Art Collection, and the Caldic Collection. Feuerman’s work is also included in the permanent collections of over fifteen museums, such as Art-st-Urban, the Bass Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Art, the Tampa Museum of Art, the Lowe Art Museum and Grounds for Sculpture. She has taught, lectured and given workshops at many institutions, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum and Columbia University.

In May of 2014 Feuerman was elected to the board of the International Sculpture Center.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Reflections , Global Arts Foundation, La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Solo Show, The Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
Solo Show, Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University Center, MI

2016

Hero and Leander, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
Carole A. Feuerman, DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL
The Golden Mean, The National Hotel, Miami, FL
Reflections, KM Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2015

Art Miami, C24 Gallery, Miami, FL
Exploring The Twenties, National Hotel in Miami, FL
The Bathers, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
Carole A. Feuerman, Galerie Hübner & Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany
Harbour City Presents Carole A. Feuerman, Harbour City, Hong Kong
Personal Structures Crossing Borders, Global Arts Foundation, La Biennale Di Venezia,
Venice, Italy
Shapes of Reality, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy

2014

Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture, Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture, Octavia Art Gallery, Houston, TX
The Golden Mean, Mana Contemporary, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Jersey City, NJ
The Double Diver, Dedication of Carole Feuerman’s sculpture to the City of Sunnyvale California, Sculpturesite Gallery Sunnyvale, CA
Dripping Reality, Aria Art Gallery, CI Contemporary Art fair, Istanbul, Turkey
Carole A. Feuerman: Travelers, jetBlue terminal, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, NY

2013

Contemporary Istanbul, Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) and the Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition, KM Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
The Golden Mean, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition, Mark Borghi Fine Art, Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY

2012

Survival of Serena, public installation at Petrosino Square, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY
The Golden Mean, public installation at Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Next Summer, public installation at Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne, Sculpture Partners Group, Miami, FL
Survival of Serena, public installation at Boca Raton Beach Club, Sculpture Partners Group, Boca Raton, FL

2011

Carole A. Feuerman – Sculpture, DNAXX, Florence, Italy
Carole A. Feuerman: Hyperbodies, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
Carole A. Feuerman: Skulpturen, Galerie Hübner & Hübner, Frankfurt, Germany

2010

Carole A. Feuerman: H20, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Earth Water Air Fire, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Carole A. Feuerman – New Sculptural Works, Boca Raton Beach Resort, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
More Than Reality, Galerie Klose, Essen, Germany
Carole A. Feuerman: Reality Check, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The River of Life, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX; traveled to Mexico and Spain

2009

Carole Feuerman: Swimmers, Bathers, Nudes, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Carole A. Feuerman: Maxima, Roman Theater, Fiesole, Florence, Italy
East Meets West, Art-st-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

2008

Silence—Passion—Expression: The Sculpture of Carole Feuerman, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
La scultura incontra la realtà, Moretti Fine Art, Ltd., Florence, Italy and London, England
Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China

2007

By the Sea, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
OPEN2007 (in conjunction with the Venice Film Festival), Lido and Venice, Italy
Lust and Desire, Art-st-Urban, Lucerne, Switzerland

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

Art Southampton, C24 Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, USA
Vision and Reality, Aria Art Gallery, London, England
Art New York, C24 Gallery, New York, NY
The World as a Stage, Neue Galerie Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
Group Show, Museo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, Spain
Group Show, Haus Beda, Bitburg, Germany
Group Show, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Weisbaden, Germany
Group Show, Museum Beelden aan Zee, Den Haag, Netherlands
Group Show, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Ishoj, Denmark
Art Karlsruhe, Hübner & Hübner Gallery, Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre,Rheinstetten, Germany
The Need for My Care, Waterfall Gallery and Mansion, New York, NY

2015

Timelessness, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
Contemporary Istanbul, Aria Art Gallery, Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) and the Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Contemporary Istanbul, C24 Gallery, Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Center (ICEC) and the Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
KIAF 15, Korean International Art Fair, Galerie Klose, Seoul, Korea
21c Hyperrealism, Daejeon City Museum, Daejeon, Korea
Sculture e Manifesti Balneari da Carole Feuerman a Toiletpaper, Comune di Rimini Musei,
Rimini, Italy
LOVE: The First of the Seven Virtues, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Bonnie Lautenberg & Carole A. Feuerman, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Water Mill, NY
Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition, The Helis Foundation, Poydras Corridor, New Orleans, LA

2014

LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach County Convention Center, Palm Beach, FL
Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2013

Art Miami, Midtown, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
ICASTICA 2013 International Women’s Art Biennial, La Biennale di Arezzo, Arezzo, Italy
Personal Structures Culture, Mind, Becoming, La Biennale Di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Art Monaco ’13, Espace Diaghilev Hall, Monaco, Monte Carlo
Dallas Art Fair, Fashion Industry Gallery, Dallas, TX
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre, Rheinstetten, Germany
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
Art Wynwood, Art Miami Pavilion, Miami, FL
Carole Feuerman & Mariano Vargas, Galerie Klose, Essen, Germany
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI

2012

Overture Miami, Midtown Miami, Miami, FL
SCOPE Miami, SCOPE Pavilion, Miami, FL
Art Miami, Midtown, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
Art Kyiv Contemporary 2012, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
IFPDA Print Fair, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Modus Operandi – Collettiva #0, Piazza della Repubblica, Pietrasanta, Italy
Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Beijing Biennale, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Art Platform LA, The Barker Hangar, Los Angeles, CA
Expo Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
ArtPrize 2012, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
KIAF 2012, 1F Hall A & B, Seoul, South Korea
ArtAspen, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, CO
The Originals, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Group Exhibition, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
SCOPE Basel, Kaserne Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Beyond Rodin: Contemporary Figurative Sculpture, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Masterworks of 20th Century Sculpture from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
The Armory Show 2012, Pier 92, New York, NY
Art Karlsruhe, Messe Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Germany
Bling!, Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA
Los Angeles Art Fair, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011

Art Miami, Midtown, Wynwood Arts District, Miami, FL
SCOPE Miami, SCOPE Pavilion, Miami, FL
IFPDA Print Fair, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
ArtPrize 2011, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
Die Figur, Galerie Hübner & Hübner, Berlin, Germany
Afterwards and Forward: A Ten-Year 9/11 Reflective Art Exhibition, New Jersey City University Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Open Studios, Mana Fine Arts, Jersey City, NJ
Body Language 2011, Sculpturesite, Sonoma, CA
Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, Italy
Weibsbilder Reloaded, Galerie Klose, Essen, Germany
Summer Salon Show, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece
Art Paris 2011, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Trade Fair and Exhibition Centre, Frankfurt, Germany
The Armory Show 2011, Pier 92, New York, NY
Group Show, Gallery Biba, Palm Beach, FL
Group Show, Galerie Klose, Essen, Germany

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2014

Named Ambassador for the Board of Trustees at the International Sculpture Center

2013

Save the Arts Museum’s Choice Award

2012

Finalist, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Top 50, ArtPrize 2012, Grand Rapids, MI
Semifinalist, Broadway Public Art Project, The Fashion Center BID, New York, NY

2011

Top 25,ArtPrize 2011, Grand Rapids, MI

2009

Member of the Olympia Fine Art Association

2008

Best in Show, The Third International Beijing Art Biennale, Beijing, CHN
First Prize, Beijing Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, Beijing, CHN

2007

Best of America Mixed Media Artists and Artisans, National Arts Competition
Top 10 of International Art Show: Realism HerStory Award, Fourth Online Art
Juried Competition, Manhattan Arts, NY
Award of Excellence, 9th Annual Realism International Juried Online Art Exhibition, Upstream Gallery

2006

Achievement Award, Cadillac & Hummer, 2nd International Biennale of Austria, Ausstellungszentrum Heft, Huttenberg, AUT
Review Panel, Annual State Arts Block Grants Program, Country of Hudson, NJ

2005

Medici Award, City of Florence, Florence Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, ITA

2003

Artist Showcase Award, The Healing Power of Art, Manhattan Arts International, NY

2002

Prize of Honor, Ausstellungszentrum Heft, Huttenberg, AUT
Preliminary Winner, The 1st Guilin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Awards, Guangxi, CHN
Artists Showcase Award, I Love Manhattan Art Competitions (Manhattan ArtsInternational), New York, NY

2001

Lorenzo De Medici Prize, Biennale Internazionale: Dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy

1995

The 2nd Fujisankei Sculpture Biennale, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Kanagawa-Ken, JPN

1985

“Compromising Positions”, Paramount Pictures, Credit for Art used in film, starring Susan Sarandon

1984

First Prize, US & International Fine Arts Exhibition, DEU, FRA, ITA

1982

Amelia Peabody Sculpture Award, NY

1981

Charles D. Murphy Sculpture Award, NY

1980

National Sculpture Competition, Finalist, NY

1970

Betty Parsons Sculpture Award, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

NetApp, City of Sunnyvale, CA
CUNY City College of NY, Queens, NY
City of Peekskill, Peekskill, NY
Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
The State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, RUS
Apollon Art Research Foundation, Mihail Chemiakin, Claverack, NY
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
Vin & Spritcentralen Museet, Stockholm, SWE
Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
Forbes Magazine Art Collection, New York, NY
Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, VA
Miami Children’s Museum, Miami, FL
Chrysler Corporation, Mr. Robert S. Miller, Detroit, MI
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA
Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Art-st-Urban, Lucerne, CHE
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, FL
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev Foundation, Moscow, RUS
Straube Center, Pennington, NJ
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ