|Carole A. Feuerman|
Feuerman in her studio
|Birth name||Carole Jean Ackerman|
|Field||sculpture, installation art, painting, drawing, video art|
|Training||School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University, Temple University|
|Patrons||President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Henry Kissinger, the Emperor of Japan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Malcolm Forbes|
|Awards||1st Prize in the Beijing Biennale, 1st Prize in the Austrian Biennale, Amelia Peabody Award, Save the Arts|
Carole A. Feuerman (Born 1945) is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor. She currently lives and works in New York, New York. Feuerman is most known for her resin sculptures painted in oil, but she also utilizes other media such as bronze and stone. She developed a technique she calls “painting with fire” where she pours, splatters and splashes up to five different molten metals that are 2000 degrees in temperature.
In 2010 she introduced photography and interactive video media as a component to her sculptural works. Most recently she has directed her focus to the realm of public art and a series of hyper-realistically painted bronze sculptures.
She is represented by galleries both nationally and abroad, and has work in many public and private collections all over the world. She has enjoyed six museum retrospectives to date, and has been included in exhibitions at, among other venues, the Smithsonian Institute's National Portrait Gallery, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Venice Biennale, and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.
In 2003, Feuerman 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.
On May 20, 2012, Feuerman unveiled her monumental sculpture "Survival of Serena" in painted bronze with New York City's Department of Parks and Recreation. Its resin sister first 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 prominently installed in Petrosino Square through September before traveling to the Boca Raton Beach Resort in Florida, where it is currently on view. Additional painted bronze sculptures by Feuerman inclding "Next Summer" and "Balance" were publicly showcased by Baker Sponder Gallery at the Boca Raton Beach Club & Resort as well the Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne.
From September 19, 2012 through January 6, 2013, Feuerman's monumental work "Quan", in painted bronze and polished stainless steel, was featured at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the group show entitled "Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture".
A 16 foot bronze diver entitled "The Golden Mean" at Riverfront Green Park with Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, New York was unveiled on September 29, 2012, Feuerman's largest work to date. A video documentary on the two-year creation of the work plays on loop at the HVCCA gallery space and has also 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 is 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 where it is on display in Giardini at the entrance to the Biennale.
Among the notable honors Feuerman has received are the Amelia Peabody and the Betty Parsons Awards in sculpture, the Lorenzo de' Medici Prize at the 2001 Biennale di Firenze, Best in Show at the 2008 Beijing Biennale and First Prize at the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, and the 2013 Save the Arts Museum's Choice Award for Sculpture. Her work is in the collections of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, the Absolut Art Collection, and Forbes Magazine, among others. Public collections include The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, The Bass Museum, The Tampa Museum, The Boca Raton Museum, and The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, The Miami Children's Museum, Queensborough Community College Art Museum, Brandeis University, and Grounds for Sculpture.
At the start of 2013, the City of Peekskill announced the purchase of "The Golden Mean" as a permanent monument for the town. Timothy Yarger Fine Art featured several sculptures by Feuerman at the Palm Springs Art Fair during President’s day weekend. "Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball" and "Next Summer" greeted guests at the entrance, "Monumental Shower" encompanied visitors in the collector’s lounge, and several smaller works were on display in the gallery’s booth. Simultaneous to that, KM Fine Arts featured Feuerman’s sculptures and prints at Art Wynwood. March 28 through June 28, KM Fine Arts held a solo exhibition at their Chicago gallery with a showcase at the Dallas Art Fair in April. Also in April, Rarity Gallery displayed several of Feuerman’s large-scale resin sculptures at Art Monaco and Frida Fine Arts Gallery showcased her “painting with fire” bronzes. Feuerman’s life-size work, "The General’s Daughter", was chosen by the Smithsonian to be shown at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC from March 23, 2013 through February 23, 2014. From May 16 through June 29, 2013 in New York City, Jim Kempner Fine Art will showcase Feuerman’s newest bronze sculptures in a spring solo exhibition titled “The Golden Mean”. As part of the Venice Biennale from May through September, the GlobalArtAffairs Foundation has selected "Quan" for display in the courtyard of the historic Palazzo Bembo and "Golden Mean Divina Proporzione" is prominently displayed at the entrance in Giardini with the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte. A selection of her sculptures are also showcased in the first international biennale of women in Arezzo, Italy, titled "ICASTICA". Selected venues featuring Feuerman's work include the Municipal Gallery of Contemporary Art, Palazzo dei Priori, Casa Museo Van Bruschi, Palazzo Chianini-Vincenzi, and the National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in Arezzo, Italy, courtesy of Aria Art Gallery. The Artist Book Foundation is publishing Feuerman's fourth monograph in the spring of 2014 called Carole A. Feuerman: Swimmers
2012 began with the announcement of Feuerman’s public art installation with New York City Parks & Recreation from May through September; her most iconic monumental sculpture, Survival of Serena, was unveiled in hyper-realistically painted bronze at Petrosino Square, SoHo for the first time courtesy of Jim Kempner Fine Art. Simultaneous to the exhibition, Feuerman released her first set of prints also featuring the image of Serena. Exhibitions continued at Rarity Gallery in Mykonos, Timothy Yarger in Art Aspen and Art Platform LA, Galerie Klose at the Korea International Art Fair, Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery at Art Greenwich SeaFair and Garage Bonci in Pietrasanta, Italy. From September 29, 2012 through Spring 2013, Feuerman’s 16 foot bronze diver, The Golden Mean, was prominently installed at Riverfront Green Park through the City of Peekskill and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. From September 19, 2012 through January 6, 2013, Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park featured "Quan", a monumental work in painted bronze with polished stainless steel, publicly for the first time. Feuerman’s sculpture Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball was selected for inclusion at the 2012 Beijing Biennale where it was showcased at the National Art Museum of China from September 28 through October 22.
In 2011, she founded the “Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation” in Mana Contemporary in Jersey City and later that year her bronze sphere New World – AM/PM was featured in “Afterwards and Forward: A Ten Year 9/11 Reflective Art Exhibition” at the New Jersey City University.
2010 began with the publication by Hudson Hills Press, of the second edition of Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture., written by Eleanor Munro and David Finn. In March, her sculpture “Monumental Shower” was exhibited along 140 works by 90 artists including Pierre Bonnard, Louise Bourgeois, William N. Copley, Edgar Degas, Albrecht Dürer, and David Hockney in an exhibition at the Ahlen Art Museum in Germany called “Intimacy! Bathing in Art" accompanied by a full colored book of the exhibition. Later in 2010, she exhibited her sixth retrospective at the El Paso Museum of Art in Texas called, Earth Water Air Fire, with over fifty one sculptures, five monumental pieces, two interactive installations, one video, and showing two of her new large photographs. Following that, she had a solo show at Elaine Baker Gallery entitled “Carole Feuerman: H2O" which debuted a new monumental work coupled with interactive floor technology.
In 2009 Feuerman was the featured artist in “46 XX,” an exhibition of four female artists at Moscow’s Na Solyanke State Gallery; showcased in a solo outdoor exhibition along with Etruscan sculpture at the Archeological Museum in Fiesole, Italy; given a solo exhibition, “Swimmers, Bathers, Nudes,” at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York; and included in “Art and Illusion: Masterpieces of trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present” at the Palazzo Strozzi.
In 2008, besides first prize in both the Third International Beijing Biennale and in the same city’s Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, Feuerman mounted a solo show, “La Scultura Incontra la Realta,” at Florence’s Moretti Fine Art, and was included in Venice’s OPEN International Sculpture Exhibition. At the end of 2008, Feuerman’s retrospective, “Silence-Passion-Expression,” was mounted at the Amarillo Museum of Art in Texas, which has been nominated by the AISEI for the best Monographic Exhibition for 2008-2009. One of her sculptures, “Grande Catalina” was published in A History of Western Art by Antony Mason and John T. Spike and published by Abrams.
In 2007 Feuerman's solo exhibition, “By the Sea”, was held at the Pavilion Paradiso in connection with the Biennale di Venezia, followed by a solo show, Lust & Desire, curated by Peter Frank and the director, Gertrude Kohler-Aeschlimann, with exhibition catalogue with essays by Stephen C. Foster and Peter Frank at the Art-st-Urban in Lucerne, Switzerland.
In March 2007 she held her second workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, entitled La Escultura, La Tecnica, organized by education department curator, Rosa Tejada. In June 2007, she held another monographic exhibition, By The Sea, curated by John T. Spike at the Paradise Pavilion during the Venice Biennial. Again in Venice, in September 2007, she participated in OPEN 2007, an international sculpture exhibition curated by Paolo de Grandis, in conjunction with the Venetian Cinema Festival.
In 2004, she participated in the exhibit An American Odyssey 1945-1980, a survey including over a hundred works of American icons in art, together with several other American artists of the post-WWII era. It was accompanied by a book in full color, that traversed Spain before coming to New York in 2004. The following year she was given a comprehensive one-person show, entitled “Resin to Bronze Topographies”, at Queensborough Community College of the City University of New York.
In 2000, her second retrospective, at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona, PA, featured three decades of sculpture by the artist across a variety of media including resin, marble, and bronze.
In 1999, Feuerman worked with author Dena Merriam on the first edition, Carole A. Feuerman: Sculpture.
Her first museum retrospective, curated by Barbara C. Matilsky, was held at the Queens Museum of Art in 1987 in New York.
- Carole Feuerman Sculpture Painting With Fire I Part 1
- Grounds For Sculpture : Collection - Carole A. Feuerman
- Hyperrealistc Sculpture Unveiled in Petrosino Square - Public Art - Curbed NY
- Carole A. Feuerman » Currently on view in Florida
- Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
- Hodara, Susan (October 19, 2012). "Hudson-Inspired Art, Popping Up All Over". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- Carole Feuerman's bronze sculpture "The Golden Mean" on Vimeo
- Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013
- ArtSlant - May 16th - June 29th, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Carole Feuerman
- Concilio Europeo dell'Arte - HOME
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- Carole A. Feuerman » Past Exhibitions
- HVCCA: Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
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- Past Exhibitions & Projects | SALAMATINA GALLERY
- Palazzo Strozzi - Firenze
- INTERACTIVE LEARNING - Amarillo Museum of Art
- Startseite - art-st-urban
- Critic's Notebook - For New Art, Just Take The 7 Train - NYTimes.com