Carole A. Feuerman is recognized as one of the world’s most renowned, influential, and popular hyperrealist sculptors. Her prolific career spans four decades in which she has pioneered new approaches to sculpture. Working in both monumental and life size, she is the only figurative artist to hyperrealistically paint bronze for use in outdoor public art, and the only sculptor to install these sculptures in the water.
While attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, she painted 13 album covers used by Time Warner Records including, but not limited to, The Rolling Stones World Tour Book, Alice Cooper, and Aretha Franklin. She has been honored with six major museum retrospectives to date. Her work has been showcased in numerous exhibitions including multiple Venice Biennales, the State Hermitage, the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the Kunstmuseum Ahlen, the Archeological Museum di Fiesole, and the Circulo de Bellas Artes. She won first prize at the Austrian Biennale, the Florence Biennale, the 2008 Olympic Fine Art Exhibition, best in show at the Beijing Biennale, and won the Save The Arts Foundation Award as Museum Choice.
In 2000, she was elected to be a member of the International Woman’s Forum, where preeminent leaders of diverse professional achievement from finance to fine arts come together to make a difference and to take an active, leadership role in matters of importance. In 2013 her sculpture, The General’s Daughter was featured in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
There are four full-color monographs written about her work: Carole Feuerman Sculpture, both editions published by Hudson Hills Press, La Scultura in Contra la Realta, which is available in multiple languages, and Swimmers, published by The Artist Book Foundation.
Grande Catalina, her monumental sculpture featured in the 2007 Venice Biennale, is included in The History of Western Art, published by Harry N. Abrams, and written by Anthony Mason and John T Spike. Her works are included in the selected private collections of his majesty the Emperor of Japan, President Bill Clinton, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Irma and Norman Brahman, Joop Van Caldenborgh, Andrew Zaro and Lois Robbins, Mark Parker, William Mack, Robert and Soledad Hurst, and the Forbes Magazine collection among others.
Selected public collections include: the City of Sunnyvale CA., the City of Peekskill, NY., El Paso Museum of Art, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, Bass Museum, and Art St. Urban Museum. 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.
2012 began with the announcement by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to exhibit her iconic sculpture, Survival of Serena, in Soho NY. Simultaneous to the exhibition, she showcased her newest suite of prints featuring the image of Serena at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea NY. From September to January 2013, Feuerman exhibited Quan for the first time at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Michigan in a show entitled Body Double. It is a hyper-realistic painted bronze and stainless steel sculpture.
Her sculpture, Monumental Brooke with Beach Ball, was selected for the 2012 Beijing Biennale, where it was displayed in the front of the National Museum of China. From September through July 2013, The Golden Mean, a 16-foot male diver was installed at the Riverfront Green Park on the Hudson River in Peekskill, as part of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art Project Five. The city purchased it after the exhibition. In the spring, she had a solo exhibition at Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea, New York, followed by her return to the Venice Biennale featuring her sculpture The Golden Mean, now named The Golden Mean Divina Proporzione for the Biennale.
In the fall of 2013, Feuerman had a sellout show at Contemporary Istanbul, represented by Aria Art Gallery located in Italy. In May of 2014, the Double Diver, Feuerman's monumental sculpture towering 26 feet in the air, was installed at NetApp’s headquarters and gifted to the city of Sunnyvale, California. Using innovative techniques of both dripping molten bronze and the ability for 4800 pounds of steel to sit on six-inch wrists, she pushed the boundaries of both art and physics, creating a sculpture that is truly the first of its kind. In the summer she had a string of book signings for her fourth monograph, Swimmers. Also that summer, she was elected to the board of the International Sculpture Center.
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.