Carole Feuerman

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Carole Feuerman
Carole portrait.jpg
Feuerman in her studio (2012)
Born Hartford, Connecticut, US
Nationality United States American
Education School of Visual Arts, Hofstra University, Temple University
Known for sculpture, installation art, painting, drawing, video art
Movement Hyperrealism

Carole A. Feuerman is an American sculptor and artist working in hyperrealism, a movement that began in the 1970s in relation to photorealist painting.[1] Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John T. Spike, Feuerman achieved fame through her life-like portrayals of female swimmers.

Life and work[edit]

Feuerman in her studio (2010)

Feuerman utilizes a variety of media including resin, marble, and bronze.[2]

She has been included in exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery;[3] the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia; the Venice Biennale; and Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Italy.[1]

Public art[edit]

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.[4][not in citation given]

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.[5] 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.[6] From September 19, 2012 through January 6, 2013, Feuerman's 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 Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture.[7]

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[8] was unveiled on September 29, 2012, Feuerman's largest work to date. A video documentary on the five-year creation of the work has been posted online.[9] 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.[10]

On May 30, 2014, NetApp unveiled a new sculpture by Feuerman titled Double Diver during a ceremony at its headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.[11] The sculpture is 2½ tons of bronze and steel balancing on two 6-inch wrists.[11]

In 2015, Feuerman had solo exhibitions in Florence,[12] Hong Kong,[13] Frankfurt,[14] Korea, New York, Miami, and Chicago. She was part of a group show Love at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.[15] Two of her sculptures, DurgaMa and Leda and the Swan, were included in the 2015 Venice Biennale at Palazzo Mora.[16]



  1. ^ a b Spike, John (2014). Swimmers. New York: The Artist Book Foundation. p. 18. ISBN 0988855747. 
  2. ^ "Hyper-Realistic Sculptor, Carole Feuerman: Mastering the Human Gesture". Artes Magazine. April 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Exhibition 2013 | Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  4. ^ Grounds For Sculpture : Collection - Carole A. Feuerman
  5. ^ Budin, Jeremiah. "Hyperrealistic Sculpture Unveiled in Petrosino Square". Archived from the original on 20 May 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "Carole Feuerman's Serene Bather Sculpture Signals Summer". Arts Observer. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  7. ^ Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  8. ^ Hodara, Susan (October 19, 2012). "Hudson-Inspired Art, Popping Up All Over". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  9. ^ Carole Feuerman's bronze sculpture "The Golden Mean" on Vimeo
  10. ^ "Carole A. Feuerman at the 55th Venice Biennale - News - Octavia Art Gallery". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  11. ^ a b "Sunnyvale-based NetApp makes a splash with 'Double Diver'". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  12. ^ "Aria Art Gallery | Italy". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  13. ^ "Hong Kong's Largest Hyperrealist Public Art Exhibition @ Harbour City". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  14. ^ "Ausstellungen » Gallery Huebner + Huebner". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  15. ^ "Love is coming this Valentine's Day!". HVCCA. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  16. ^ "EXHIBITIONS". Retrieved 2015-10-19. 

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