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Carole a. Feuerman

Carole A. Feuerman (born 1945) is an American sculptor and author working in Hyperrealism. She is one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s. She is best known for her iconic figurative works of swimmers and dancers. She is the only artist to make realistically painted outdoor sculptures and the only woman to sculpt in this style.

Feuerman’s public works have been displayed in: Central Park and SoHo, New York, the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; l’ Avenue George V and Saint Tropez, France: Hung Tai Museum in Changzhou, CHN and Harbor City in Hong Kong: the Arsenale in the Venice Biennale, Giardino della Marinaressa, Palazzo Strozzi Palace, and Palazzo Reale, IT, New Bond Street and Canary Wharf, UK: and Osthaus Museum, Museumsplatz 1, Hagen, DEU.

Recent exhibitions include Corpus Domini at Palazzo Reale, Milan, ITA, Master of Hyperrealism at the Church of The Pietà and Paradiso Art Gallery in Venice, ITA, Carole A. Feuerman: From la Biennale di Venezia and Open to Rome at Galleria d’Arte Moderna and Terrazzo del Pincio in Rome, ITA, Reflections of the Soul in Saint-Tropez FRA, Hyperrealisme, Ceci n’est pas un corps at the Musée Maillol and Monumental on Avenue George V in Paris, FRA, and The Importance of Being Human at the Medici Museum of Art in Ohio, USA.

Feuerman has received multiple awards including the Lifetime Achievement ‘Goddess Artemis” Award from the European American Woman’s Council (EAWC). She has also received the Special Honor Award in Changzhou CHN, Best in Show in Beijing CHN, the Amelia Peabody Award, First Prize at the Olympic Fine Art Exhibition in Beijing, and the Medici Award in Florence ITA.  She has taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum.

In 2011, she founded Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation. She has four full color monographs and three autobiographies in English and Italian.  Her works are in the permanent collections of thirty-one museums and owned by the cities of Sunnyvale CA and Peekskill NY, the State Hermitage, El Paso Museum, and privately owned by Steven A. Cohen, Former President Clinton, The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, the Caldic Collection, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Malcolm Forbes.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Through my sculptures I convey my feelings about life and art. It is far easier for me to express my emotions through sculpture than through words. I portray the inner life of each image I create to capture the passion and sensuality of my subject. In this way, my work speaks to the viewer, evoking both an emotional and an intellectual response. 

My early hyper-realistic sculptures invite the audience to contemplate the intriguing dichotomy of reality in life and art. While my current work in metal is inspired by the idealized forms of ancient civilizations, in my trompe-l’oeil works, figures are portrayed as fragmented reality. Although only a portion of the body is presented, extensive detailing makes each figure come to life. In contrast, the classical subjects of my work in metal are realized through a technique I developed for dripping and pouring molten materials. 

Throughout my artistic career, my style has undergone many transformations, but my passion for art and my love of creating art endure. 

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