Born: November 13, 1951; Israel
Death: February 25, 2017; USA
Resided: New York, New York, USA
Education: Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY, 1976-77
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1975-76
Avni Institute of Fine Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 1967-71
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2019 The Open Museum Tefen, Tefen, Israel.
2017 Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY.
2015 Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
2013 Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2010 Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT.
2008 Connaught Brown, London, England.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2004 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
2002 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2001 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
2000 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
1997 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, California.
1996 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
1995 Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1994 O.K.. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1993 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia.
1992 O.K.. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1991 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1990 Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1989 O.K.. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1989-88 Sculpture Court Installation,
1988 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1987 Philadelphia Museum of Judaica, Philadelphia PA.
1986 O.K.. Harris Works of Art New York, NY.
1985 Broadway Windows, New York University, New York, NY.
1984 Julie M. Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1982 Farthing Gallery of Art, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
1980 Julie M. Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1979 Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY.
1978 Sculpture Court, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
1976 Hundred Acres Gallery, New York, NY.
1972 Yad-Labanim Museum, Petah-Tiqva, Israel.
Outdoor Installations/Public Art:
2018 Sabal Palm Plaza, Sarasota, FL. Permanent installation of: "Ba'al & Yizhaq"
2018 Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. Temporary installation of: "Shimshon", "Yo'ah with Dog", "Omri & Shemaryahu", "Asa & Yehoshafat with Dog", "Haza'el", "Ah'av", "Tirza", "Natan", "Family 1", and "TAI"
2015 Poydras Corridor Sculpture Exhibition - Sculpture for New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. Long-term installation of: "David" on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection.Sculpture Walk, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Permanent installation of: "Family with Dog" and long term installation of "Ah'av" on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection.
2013-2014 "Season of Sculpture: Season VII", Sarasota, FL.
Long-term installation of: "Ah'av", "Maakha & Rehavam", "Family with Dog",
"David", "Asa & Yehoshafat with Dog", and "ZAMIR
2013 Downtown Abstractions, Art in Public Places - Stamford Downtown, Stamford, CT. Long-term installation of two sculptures: "Ba'al with Cat" and "Yizhaq with Cat" on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection.Waterfront Promenade, Yonkers, NY. Long-term installation of two sculptures: "Ba'al" and "Ammi'el" on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection.
2011-2013 Aviator Park in Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA, Long-term installation of three sculptures: "Family with Dog", "Gilalay & Ginnetoy", and "Yo'ah with Dog" on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection, through Moore College of Art & Design.
2007 Boaz Vaadia Sculpture in New York City, New York City, NY. Permanent and temporary installation of 11 Boaz Vaadia sculptures throughout the city. Temporary works on loan from the Boaz Vaadia Museum Collection
1998 Chicago Symphony Sculpture Garden at Ravinia, Chicago IL - permanent installation of David and Yonatan.
1997 Philharmonic Center For the Arts, Naples, Florida Permanent installation of Meshullemet and Menashshe.
1995 The White House, First Lady's Sculpture Garden, 20th Century Sculpture, Southern Region, exhibition featuring Zur With Dog, on loan from the Norton Museum.
1995 Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Japan, permanent installation of Piltay & Pashhur.
1993 The Monterey, 175 E. 96th St. permanent installation of outdoor sculpture,Yakhin, in front of residential apartment building, New York City, NY.
1992 Hakone Open Air Museum, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan, permanent installation of outdoor sculpture, Moriyya, outdoor sculpture garden, Japan.
1992 West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, in cooperation with The Norton Gallery of Art, installation of Avram with Dog an 10 Lambs, West Palm Beach, Florida.
1992 Arlington County Beautification Program, permanent installation of sculpture David Haggit & Adoniyya, public private partnership between Arlington County and La Salle partners, sited at 1300 N. 17th Street, Rosslyn, Virginia ; sculpture commissioned by La Salle Partners through an invited competition with a selection panel consisting of Arlington County officials, developers, art professionals , and a landscape architect.
1988 Carnegie Park Building, 200 E. 94th St, New York, New York, permanent installation of outdoor sculpture, Omri & Ah'av, in the park of a residential apartment building, New York City, New York.
Selected Group Exhibitions:
2020 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2019 "Group Show | Winter", Zemack Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2014 "THE SALON: Art + Design", Connaught Brown, New York, NY
2013-2014 "Season of Sculpture, Season VII: Shared Grounds",
2011 "London Art Fair", Connaught Brown, London, UK
2010 "Fine Art Asia - Hong Kong International Art & Antiques Fair",
2009 "London Art Fair", Connaught Brown, London, UK
2008 "Art I Love", Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007 "Our Artists", Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 "Palm Beach" Palm Beach, FL, Eckert Fine Art
2005 Eckert Fine Art, Naples FL
2004 Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CA
2003 "Art of the 20th Century", NY, Lilian Heidenberg
2002 "Art of the 20th Century", NY, Lilian Heidenberg
2001 "Sesquicentennial Sculpture Exhibition", Florida State University
2000 "Sculpture for the Outdoors IV", Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA.
1999 Imago Gallery,Palm Desert,California.
1998 "Milestones Israeli Sculptures 1948-1998",
1997 Taipei Art Fair, Taiwan, Buscheln Mowatt Gallery.
1997-96 Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida.
1996 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
1995 The White House, First Lady's Sculpture Garden,
1994 Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan.
1993 F.I.A C. in Paris, France.
1992 Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, Georgia.
1991 Centerpieces, Norton Center, Center College, Danville, KY.
1990 Figurative Abstraction, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1989 Best of Season, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1987-86 Origins , Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY.
1986 Unaffiliated IV, Hillwood Art Gallery,
1986-85 Contemporary Pedestal Sculpture, touring to:
1985 Spiritual Climates, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY.
1984 Sculpture Center, New York, NY.
1983 A.I.R. Gallery, New York Equitable Gallery, New York, NY.
1984-82 A.R.E.A. Ward's Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
1983-82 Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion,
1982 The Monument Redefined, Gowanus Annual I, New York, NY.
1981 Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium.
1980 Tel-Hai College, Upper Galilei, Israel.
1980 80 Washington Square East Galleries,
1979 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
1980-79 Outside the City Limits, circulated by the
1978-77 Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery,
1977 Artists-in Residence, Bear Mountain Inn, NY.
1975 Youdfat Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1974 Yad-Labanim Museum, Petah-Tiqva, Israel.
1973 City Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2014 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month Honoree,
2014 Fox 5 News, "The art of sculptor, Boaz Vaadia".
Selected Bibliography: Newspaper
Lennie Bennet, "Large sculptures will grace Sarasota waterfront through May",
Tampa Bay Times, November 12, 2013
Susan Rife, "Get out and meander to see Season of Sculpture VII", Herald-Tribune,
November 7, 2013
Julie Lasky, "Mostly True Grit", The New York Times, p. D6 - D7 June 27, 2013
Gad Nahshon, "Boaz Vaadia's New Exhibit", The Jewish Post, April 8, 2011
Tediot Achronot, Tel Aviv, Israel, p. 26, December 23, 2009
Debora Gilbert, "Boaz Vaadia in Manhattan", WG News + Art, November 2007
Maggie Astor, "Neighborhood Sculptor Makes his Mark on Morningside", Columbia Spectator,
October 10, 2007
Debora Gilbert, "Sculpture at Time Warner Center", "Greenline" October 8-21, 2004.
Chaim Adroker, "Serenity in Layers". "Haaretz"June 8, 2004
Michael Schwartz (phot.) "Waiting for a Lift" The Daily News, New York, NY April 30, 2004
Kim, Jae-Ha, "Kraft Lieberman Gallery", "Chicago Sun Times", September 5, 2003.
Nahshon, Gad, "Boaz Vaadia,", "The Jewish Post," March 2003
Nahshon, Gad, "Boaz Vaadia" , "The Jewish Post," September 2002
Gould, Genia, "Sculptor Harvests Brooklyn Boulders as Materiel For Art",
The New York Times, July 2, 2000
Smith, Janet, "Westender", "Art Attack", August 6, 1998
"The Vancouver Sun", Editorial, July 28, 1998
"Westender", "Amateur Aficionados Give Sculpture Show Thumbs Up", August 13, 1998
Brunst, Stanley Scott, Michael, "The Vancouver Sun", " What is Art? What is Not?",
July 22, 1998
Roslyn News "Bezalel Retrospective at Temple Beth", September 14, 1995
Armitage, Diane "Critical Reflections", The Santa Fe Monthly p. 58 June 1995
Naples Daily News, "Collectors Corner", February 1997
Nahshon, Gad "From Gat Rimon to the White House", The Jewish Post, February 1996
Cooper, Michael " As Jade is to China, Rubble is to Williamsburg " The New York Times, p.10
July 9, l995
Abatt, Corinne. " Art Guru Visits the Midwest" Birmingham Eccentric, Birmingham, MI. ill.
October 11, 1990
Artner, Alan G. " At the Galleries: Winn's Rural Visions Evolve Poetic Grace "
Chicago Tribune, Chicago Il. March 23, 1989.p. 13C ill.
Gamarekian, Barbara. " Primitive Visions in Group Art Show" New York Times,
June 8, 1986.ill
Ligocki, Gordon. " Ancient Forms of Natural Stone Stir Strange Feelings" The Times,
April 14, l989.p. D3 ill.
Hurlburt, Roger." When Worlds Collided" Sun Sentinel, October 11. l992. ill.
Raynor, Vivien. " Works with Shadings of Pygmalion" The New York Times,
New Jersey Edition. January 28, 1990.p. 16.
Rabi, Yitzahaq. " Vaadia in a dialogue with stone " , Maariv in America, July 23, l993, p. 16
Schwan, Gary . " Dogs, lambs head downtown ", The Palm Beach Post, October 2, l992. ill.
Shaked, Shlomit. " Back to the Stone Age" Maariv, Israel. February 15, l989. ill.
Sjostrom, Jan. "10-ton sculpture unveiled in WPB" Palm Beach Daily News,
Oct. 3, l993
Sjostrom, Jan." Sculptor 'draws' from earth" Palm Beach Daily News, January 3, 1993
Sozanski, Edward J. "The Arts: The Smallest Presentation Steals the Show at Fleisher"
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, l987. p. 4D ill.
Weinstein, Ann. " Big Apple Serves Up an Exciting Slice of Modern Art" Roanoke Times &
World News, Roanoke VA. April 1, l990.p.6
Yellin, Deena, "Down to Earth", The Jewish Week p. 16-17, August 18, 1995
"Israeli sculptor, Boaz Vaadia Exhibits in Soho Gallery" Israel Shelanu, ill.
December 12, 1986
Selected Bibliography: Books/Catalogues:
Steiner, Wendy; Brown, Anthony; and Karp, Ivan C., "Boaz Vaadia: Sculpture 1971 - 2012",
Easthampton, MA, p. 284, 2013
Planells Jacobs, Vivienne, "Three Dimensions Outdoor Sculpture In and Around
Naples Florida", p. 97, 2012
Chicago Contemporary & Classic, Festival Hall, Navy Pier,
Chicago IL, 2005
Walk Arlington in Rosslyn, Ma and Guide, 2004
Benzano, Gabi, Boaz Vaadia - Outdoor Sculptures, Raanana, Israel, The College of Art
Finn, David, 20th-Century American Sculpture in the White House Garden, NY, NY, Abrans,
2000, p141, ill39
Art Miami, Elaine Baker Gallery, p 92 1999
Kendal, Nigel, Ed. "TimeOut Tokyo Guide," ill p.101.
Barzel,Amnon. Art in Israel, Milan, Italy: Giancarlo Politi Editore, 1988
Collischan, Judy. Boaz Vaadia, Stone Sculpture, New York, NY:
OK Harris Works of Art, Helander Gallery,Hokin Kaufman Gallery, 1992
Crumlish, Rebecca Kelley. Other Gods: Containers of Belief, Syracuse, NY:
Everson Museum of Art, 1986.
Kingsley,April. Boaz Vaadia, Five Years, New York, NY: Elise Meyer Inc.1981
Van Wagner, Judy Collischan. Public Art Program 1985-1988,
Brookville, NY: Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, C.W. .Post Campus, l988.
Van Wagner, Judy Collischan. Unaffiliated Iv, Greenvale, NY: Hillwood Art Gallery,
Long Island University, 1986
n.a. Art at Gateway Center, Second Annual Sculpture Exhibit, Newark, NJ:
Prudential Art Program, 1991
n.a. Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago IL, 1990.p.192,193.
n.a. Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago IL, 1989.p.200,201.
n.a. The Fine Art Index, l992 North American Edition, International Art Reference Inc.,
Chicago, IL, l991.
n.a. The Jewish Museum 1987-1990, New York, NY: The Jewish Museum, l991.p.50.
n.a. Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House: Exhibition II, 1995
Selected Bibliography: Periodicals
Sarasota Visual Art, "Season of Sculpture, Season VII presents 'Shared Ground:
Photo: Micheal Weinstein
For Photo E-mail:
Boaz Vaadia and wife Kim pose
Avram with Dog and 10 Lambs
August 29th, 2000
La Salle Partners, Rosslyn, VA
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