Selected Works

Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades. She sculpts and paints monumental, life-size, and miniature works in bronze, resin and marble. She is best known for her large outdoor painted bronze figurative works of swimmers and dancers.

Feuerman is a pioneering figure in the world of hyperrealist sculpture, which emerged around 1970 in relation to photorealist painting. Together with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, her contemporaries, she was one of the three leaders that started the movement by making life-like sculptures that portray their models precisely.  While Hanson used uniforms and props to achieve a Pop Art irony, and De Andrea continues to explore the love relationships of men and women, Feuerman’s sculptures have always visualized a natural beauty and a sense of inner peace. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.

Feuerman’s public works have been exhibited on: Park Avenue and Central Park, the Smithsonian Institution, l’ Avenue George V and Saint Tropez, Hung Tai Museum in Changzhou, Harbor City, CHN, the Venice Biennale, Palazzo Strozzi, and Palazzo Reale, New Bond Street and Canary Wharf, and Osthaus Museum, and Museumsplatz 1, Hagen, DEU.

Selected exhibitions include: Corpus Domini at Palazzo Reale, Milan, Master of Hyperrealism at the Church of The Pietà and Paradiso 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, Reflections of the Soul in Saint-Tropez, Monumental on Avenue George V in Paris, and The Importance of Being Human at the Medici Museum of Art in Ohio, USA., Sea Idylls on Park Avenue, and Crossing the Sea at Foundation Made In Cloister, Naples, Italy.

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 has published her autobiography 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, Steven A. Cohen, Former President Clinton, The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, the Caldic Collection, Maluma, Sir James Dyson, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Malcolm Forbes.

“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 realty in life and art. While my 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 that I call Painting with Fire.

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

Carole A. Feuerman

 

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