Carole A. Feuerman
"All of my life, making art has been my passion. As I have experienced life, the forms that my work has taken have evolved and deepened. I want my art to inspire the viewer to look closely at what stands before them. It is not the fleeting moment that I want to capture, but the universal feeling caught in that fleeting moment. I want the viewer to complete the story when he looks at my sculpture, to reflect and feel touched. If I can create a work of art that can touch each generation, that would be my masterpiece." --Carole Feuerman
Carole A. Feuerman is acknowledged as one of America's most important realist sculptors. Feuerman's selected honors include: First prize at the 2008 Beijing Biennale, Inclusion in the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts Exhibition, the Peabody Award, the Betty Parson Sculpture Award, and the Medici Award. Her work is in the collections of President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton, Dr. Kissinger, President Gorbachov, and the Forbes Magazine Art Collection, among others. She has been included in shows at museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
In 2004, she exhibited in "An American Odyssey 1945-1980" with the most prominent American artists of the post-WWII era. That same year, she had a comprehensive one-person show at CCNY, entitled "Resin to Bronze Topographies" (catalogue essays authored by critics John Yau and Donald Kuspit), followed by the installation of her work into the permanent collection of the prestigious Grounds for Sculpture. In March 2007, Feuerman led a workshop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called "La Escultura, La Tecnica," organized by the museum's education curator, Rosa Tejada. In June 2007, Feuerman's solo exhibition, "By the Sea," curated by John T. Spike, opened at the Pavilion Paradiso in the Venice Biennale. That same spring she had a solo exhibition at Art-st-Urban Museum in Switzerland called "Lust & Desire", curated by Gertrude Aeschlimann (catalogue essays by Stephen C. Foster and Peter Frank). This past June, 2008, she had a solo exhibition at the Moretti Gallery in Florence, accompanied by a full color catalogue and film. In August, Feuerman exhibited in OPEN 2008, an International Sculpture Exhibition that coincided with the Venice Film Festival and was curated by Paolo de Grandis. Also this summer, she exhibited and won first place, best in show, in the Third International Beijing Biennale. Shortly after this, her sculpture "Olympic Swimmer" was installed in Beijing as part of the 2008 Olympic Fine Arts. It will travel until 2010 with the Olympic Fine Art Exhibition before permanent installation in the Forbidden City, Beijing. From November 2008 until February 2009, Feuerman had a traveling retrospective originating at the Amarillo Art Museum in Texas, curated by Graziella Marchicelli.
In October 2009, "Gloria," one of Feuerman's early paintings, will be part of a traveling group exhibition at the San Antonio Museum of Art called "Psychedelic - Optical Visionary Art since the 60's", curated by David S. Rubin of the Brown Foundation. Also in the fall of 2009, she will also have a one person exhibition at the Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery in New York. In the spring of 2010 she will have a solo exhibition at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, alongside a reproduction of Michelangelo's The David. Feuerman is also included in Harry Abrams newest coffee table book, "A History of Western Art," written by Antony Mason and John T. Spike. It covers everything from cave paintings to Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol to Picasso and features Feuerman's "Grande Catalina" in the section called "New Media: New Directions." She is represented in New York City by Jim Kempner Fine Art Gallery, in Connecticut by Stephen C. Foster, in San Francisco by Scott Richards Gallery & Sculpturesite Gallery, in London and Florence by Moretti Fine Art Gallery, in France by Louise Alexander, in Asia by the Gotham Gallery, and in Switzerland by Art-st-Urban.
--By Stephen Foster