Carole A. Feuerman was born in 1945. She is an American sculptor and author, working in Hyperrealism. She is one of the three artists credited with starting the movement in the late 1970s. She is best known for her iconic figurative works of swimmers and dancers. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery – Smithsonian Institution; Palazzo Strozzi Palace and Palazzo Reale in Milan.Growing up in New York, Feuerman was deterred from being an artist. She attended Hofstra University, Temple University, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City to begin her career as an illustrator. During the early 70’s she went by the artist’s name Carole Jean, illustrating for The New York Times and creating album covers for Alice Cooper and the Rolling Stones, to name just a few.
In 1981, Feuerman’s work was chosen to be exhibited at the Heckscher Museum in New York. After this, she was invited to participate in the ‘Learning through the Arts Program’ at the Guggenheim Museum.
Carole received the Charles D. Murphy Sculpture Award in 1981. In 1982 she received the Amelia Peabody Award for sculpture. In 2016, she received Best in Show Award for her sculpture ‘Mona Lisa’ by the Huan Tai Museum, and the sculpture was acquired for their permanent collection. Feuerman has also been awarded the Medici Prize by the City of Florence, First Prize at the Beijing Biennale, and the Austrian Biennale, and in 2008 she received First Prize in the Olympic Fine Art exhibition in Beijing. The piece was acquired by the Olympic Museum.
She has taught, lectured, and given workshops at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum. Her artworks are owned by eighteen museums as well as in private collections. Feuerman’s public work have been displayed across the globe.