|This biographical article relies too much on references to primary sources. (February 2014)|
|Carole A. Feuerman|
Feuerman in her studio
|Born||Carole Jean Ackerman
|Education||School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University, Temple University|
|Known for||sculpture, installation art, painting, drawing, video art|
|Awards||1st Prize in the Beijing Biennale, 1st Prize in the Austrian Biennale, Amelia Peabody Award, Save the Arts|
|Patron(s)||President Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Henry Kissinger, the Emperor of Japan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Malcolm Forbes|
Carole A. Feuerman (Born 1945) is an American artist and hyper-realistic sculptor.
Life and work
Feuerman currently lives and works in New York, New York. She is most known for her bronze sculptures painted hyper-realistically, but she also utilizes other media such as resin and marble. 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.
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 Institution'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.
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.
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 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 including "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.
On May 30, 2014, NetApp unveiled a new sculpture by Carole A. Feuerman titled 'Double Diver' during a ceremony at the Sunnyvale headquarters. 'Double Diver' is a feat of engineering and Carole's most monumental sculpture to date, with 2½ tons of bronze and steel balancing on two 6-inch wrists.
In 2015, Feuerman has solo exhibitions in Florence, Hong Kong, and Frankfurt. She is part of a group show entitled Love at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Two of her monumental sculptures, DurgaMa and Leda and the Swan, are included in the 2015 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Mora. She continues her focus on public outdoor sculptures working primarily in bronze. Feuerman maintains two studios in New York and New Jersey. On an ongoing basis, Feuerman’s work can be seen in selected galleries and museums worldwide.
- 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