Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as 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 prolific career has spanned over four decades. She has been the subject of eight museum retrospectives to date and four catalogue raisonnes. Her works continue to be exhibited worldwide. In Italy, she has exhibited four times in the Venice Biennale, in the Piazza della Republica; and the Teatro Romano e Museum Civico in Fiesole. In Asia, she has exhibited in Harbour City, Hong Kong; The National Museum of China, Shanghai, Huan Tai Hu Museum, Jiangsu, China; and the Clayarch Museum, Daejeon Museum and Suwon Museums in Korea. Numerous public sculptures have appeared in outdoor venues, including Petrosino Square in New York City and the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. One of Feuerman’s most recognizable pieces, The Golden Mean, can be seen in Riverfront Green Park overlooking the Hudson River owned by the City of Peekskill, NY. Her Monumental Double Diver is owned by the City of Sunnyvale, CA. in Silicon Valley.
In 2011, she founded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation in order to generate excitement, interest and passion for the arts and to inspire and award deserving artists with education grants. This year 2016, Feuerman had a solo show, Hero and Leander, at C24 Gallery, in NY; a solo show called, Carole A. Feuerman: Body of work, at the DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL.; a solo show with her iconic, Monumental Quan, at the Lotte Palace Hotel, New York, NY; The Golden Mean, at The National Hotel, Miami, Fl.; Swimmers at the Markowicz Fine Arts, Miami, FL.; and a solo show, Reflections, at KM Fine Arts in Los Angeles. In 2017, she will have a solo show on the Grand Canal for the Venice Biennale in Italy; and a solo show at the Dennis Museum Center, Traverse City, Michigan and a solo show at Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, University Center, Michigan.
Her selected private collectors include the Emperor of Japan, President William & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Norman Brahman, the Caldic Collection, Mark Parker, Andrey Molchanov, Unlu Menkul Degerler, Ariella Wertheimer, Robert Hurst, and Malcolm Forbes.