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Matthew Feuer

"Every time I work from the model I learn something new."

Feuer has been drawing and sculpting from the human figure for decades. He works quickly and decisively as he moves his modeling stand around the live model, working to integrate each view into a unified whole. The surfaces of Feuer's studies are purposely left rough to convey the immediacy of his encounter with the model.

Feuer works from live models to study the gesture, movement, and mass of the human figure. Each sculpture is a set of hundreds of notations he makes in clay as he studies the model. The clay studies are fired in a kiln to become durable terracotta sculptures.

Feuer received his Master of Fine Art in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with a BA from Haverford College and studied at the New York School of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture. In 2007 he was selected for the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program. Among his awards is the Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center.

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Viewpoints 2012, William Patterson University, Wayne, NJ, University Galleries, 2012
LACDA 2011 Top 40 International Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, 2011
Paperworks, Huntington, NY, b.j. spoke gallery, 2011
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 100th Annual Exhibition, Mystic, CT, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 2011
Persona Art Festival, London, England, The Rag Factory, 2011
Collections
Purchase Prize, 34th Harper College National Art Exhibition Featuring Small Works, Harper College, Palatine, IL, 2011