Carole A. Feuerman
About the artist:
Carole A. Feuerman is an American sculptor and artist working in Hyperrealism, a movement that began in the 1970s in relation to photorealist painting. Born in 1945, Feuerman is younger than Duane Hanson and John de Andrea, one of the three pioneers of Hyperrealism in figurative sculpture. Dubbed "the reigning doyenne of super-realism" by art historian John T. Spike, is known for her lifelike portrayals of swimmers. Feuerman utilizes a variety of media including resin, marble, and bronze. She has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery; the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Venice Biennale; and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy. Growing up in New York, Feuerman was deterred from being an artist. She attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City to begin her career as an illustrator. Before her notable success, she went by Carole Jean, illustrating for the New York Times and created album covers for Alice Cooper and the Rolling Stones. During the 1970s she started experimenting with different types of media. Feuerman was hired by National Lampoon and created the sculpture “Nose to the Grindstone” that was used as the cover art of the November 1975 issue. In 1981, Feuerman was chosen by a jury at the Heckscher Museum in Long Island where she proceeded to exhibit her works at Fordham University and eventually was also chosen to participate in the Learning through Arts Program conducted by the Guggenheim Museum. At the Learning through Arts Program she was amongst renowned artists such as Romare Bearden, Christo, Keith Haring, Paloma Picasso and Robert Rauschenberg. In 1989, began to work her first big marketing campaign with Absolut Vodka. Since Sweden did not allow the advertising of alcohol, Absolut Vodka’s marketing plan was to push advertising in other areas of the world. created life-sized figures within a glass display which were paraded in trucks on the streets of Los Angeles and Manhattan. In 2008, was commissioned by artist Seward Johnson and the Sculpture Foundation to create a one-of-a-kind painted bronze sculpture installation for the permanent collection of Grounds for Sculpture. In May 2012, unveiled her monumental sculpture Survival of Serena in painted bronze with New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation. Its resin sister debuted at the Venice Biennale in 2007. The new Survival of Serena is the first of a series of painted bronze sculptures by the artist designed specifically for outdoor placement. The bronze sculpture was installed in Petrosino Square through September before traveling to the Boca Raton Beach Resort in Florida. In 2012, 's Quan, a painted bronze sculpture of a woman balancing atop a ball of polished stainless steel, was featured at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the group show Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture. A 16-foot (4.9 m) bronze diver entitled The Golden Mean at Riverfront Green Park with Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York was unveiled in September 2012. A video documentary on the five-year creation of the work has been posted online. In 2013, The City of Peekskill announced the acquisition of the sculpture as a permanent monument to the town. A second diver was created for her spring 2013 solo exhibition at Jim Kempner Fine Art also titled The Golden Mean, where it was on display in the outdoor sculpture garden through the summer and then moved to an 8-piece outdoor sculpture exhibition at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City. The monumental model used to create the bronze was installed in the 2013 Venice Biennale. In May 2014, NetApp unveiled a new commission by titled Double Diver, gifted to the City of Sunnyvale, California. The sculpture is 2½ tons of bronze and steel balancing on two 6-inch wrists. In 2015, had solo exhibitions in Florence, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Korea, New York, Miami, and Chicago. She was part of a group show Love at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Two of her sculptures, DurgaMa and Leda and the Swan, were included in the 2015 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Mora. In 2017, the Global Art Affairs Foundation organized a solo show honoring entitled Personal Structures – Open Borders, one of many exhibitions surrounding the Venice Biennale, where has had a presence for decades. In the summer of 2018, had an extensive solo exhibition in Knokke-Heist, Belgium, as part of the 25th Edition of Sculpture Link The exhibition featured eleven of her outdoor public works. Feuerman received the Charles D. Murphy Sculpture Award in 1981. In 1982, she received the Amelia Peabody Award for Sculpture. In 2016, Carole received the Best in Show Award for her work Mona Lisa. The sculpture was also acquired for the permanent collection of the Huan Tai Hu Museum. has also been awarded the Medici Award from the City of Florence at the Florence Biennale in 2005 and First Prize in the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition in Beijing, as well as the Best in Show Prize from the Third International Beijing Art Biennale in 1994.
Carole A. Feuerman is an American sculptor and artist working in Hyperrealism, a movement that began in the 1970s in relation to photorealist painting. Born in 1945, Feuerman is younger than Duane Hanson and John de Andrea, one of the three pioneers