Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as a pioneering figure in the world of hyper realistic sculpture. Together with Duane Hanson and John De Andrea, Feuerman is one of the three artists that started the Hyperr-ealism movement in the seventies by making sculptures portraying their models in a life-like manner. Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in art history.
Feuerman’s prolific career spans over four decades and four continents. Through her sculptures, she creates visual manifestations of the stories she decides to tell: of strength, survival, balance. She seeks to connect with her viewers on an intuitive level, evoking emotion and engagement. It is often the viewer’s participation, or the object/viewer relationship, that completes her stories. She has produced a rich body of work in the studio and the public realm. By combining conventional sculptural materials of steel, bronze, and resin, with more unconventional media like water, sound, and video, she creates hybrid works of intricate energy and psychology.
She has taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, Columbia University, and Grounds for Sculpture. In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation.
Feuerman exhibits in private and public collections, sculpture parks, galleries, and museums worldwide. Her works are often integrated with architecture and landscaping in the creation or renovation of buildings and sites. An example is her monumental ‘Double Diver’, spiraling 36 feet in the air, is owned by the City of Sunnyvale, California. ‘Survival of Serena’ was chosen by New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to be exhibited in Petrosino Square, Soho, New York and in Central Park for their celebration of ‘50 Years of Public Art in NYC Parks'. It has been included in two Venice Biennales. ‘Monumental Quan’ first exhibited in the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2005 it was placed in front of the Lotte Palace, across the street from Rockefeller Center. In 2018 it was included in her solo show called Sculpture Link on the beach in Knokke, Belgium. One of Feuerman’s most recognizable pieces, ‘The Golden Mean’, is owned by the City of Peekskill, NY, and can be seen in the Riverfront Green Park overlooking the Hudson River.
Feuerman has had nine solo museum retrospectives, the El Paso Museum and at the The Artist Book Foundation at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts to name a few. She is included in the permanent collections of 19 museums. In 2004 she exhibited in An American Odyssey 1945 - 1980, an exhibition that started in Madrid and traveled to Salamanca, Coruna, and ended at QCC Art Gallery, CUNY in NY. In 2009 she exhibited in Palazzo Strozzi in Florence in a show called in Art of Illusions, Masterpieces of Tromp L’Oeil from Antiquity to the Present, in Piazza della Repubblica, in the Smithsonian Institution’s Portrait Gallery, in Hong Kong, at the National Museum of China during the 2008 Beijing Biennale. She has also exhibited at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, the Daejeon Museum Daejeon Museum and Suwon Museum in Korea. In Germany, she has exhibited at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden the Contemporary Art Museum in Aachen, and in Art & Furniture in Kassel during Documenta 14 (2017). In , she exhibited in a traveling exhibition called Hyper-Realism Sculpture 1973 - 2016 to the Present. The show has traveled to Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, Spain: June 7, 2016 – September 26, 2016; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico: October 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017; ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Denmark: February 4, 2017 – August 6, 2017; National Gallery of Australia, Australia: October 20, 2017 – February 18, 2018; Kunsthal Rotterdam, The Netherlands: March 10, 2018 – July 1, 2018 Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany: July 21, 2018 – October 21, 2018; and is currently at the Heydar Aliyev Center, Azerbaijan, November 29, 2018 – March 10, 2019
There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, published by Hudson Hills Press; La Scultura incontra la Realtà, available in multiple languages; and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation. Her first swimmer, ‘Catalina,’ in included in A History of Western Art, published by Harry N. Abrams, and written by Anthony Mason and John T. Spike.
In 2017, the European Cultural Centre organized a solo show of 10 outdoor sculptures in Giardini Marinaressa entitled Personal Structures – Open Borders one of many exhibitions in collateral Palazzo’s during the Venice Biennale.
2018 started with her sculpture, ‘Monumental DurgaMa’ being featured at INTO ACTION in Los Angeles. Feuerman's newest monumental sculpture "Strength" is on exhibit outside of the National Hotel in Miami, Florida. This past summer, Feuerman had a 12-piece outdoor exhibition in a show called Sculpture Link Sculpture Link in Knokke-Heist, Belgium. Currently, ‘Monumental Brook with Beach Ball ' is being shown in the Gritti Palace Hotel in Venice, Italy.
Her selected collectors include the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Mark Parker of NIKE, and Malcolm Forbes.
Feuerman is married with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. She lives in New York City.