Boaz Vaadia

Boaz Vaadia slices and carves layers of bluestone to form his figures. Each layer is hand-hewn, chiseled, and chipped in the manner of ancient arrowheads. Vaadia then stacks these gradated bluestone pieces into a stratified human form that echoes the way in which sediment is naturally layered in rock.

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Biography

In Boaz Vaadia’s quietly monumental work, stone rises layer by layer to describe figures with a serene and watchful presence. For over thirty years, he collected materials—often slate or bluestone—from the area around his SoHo studio in New York, where he immigrated in the 1970s. What others saw as discarded roofing tiles and landscaping debris, Vaadia saw as sedimentary rock formed over eons, the same as the stones underneath his childhood farm in Israel

To Vaadia, stone was “the bone structure of the earth,” with an energy linked to the human soul. Each sculpture is the result of chiseling and stacking, a process recalling natural transformations that happen over geologic time as well as prehistoric construction methods that relied solely on cut and weight. Their titles, ancient names lifted from the Bible, are a nod to Vaadia's cultural heritage, his personal way of remembering his creations. 

Vaadia (1951–2017) exhibited internationally, with public installations at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Independence Park in Tel Aviv, and others. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, among numerous other collections both private and public.

Born
1951 Israel

Education
1976-77 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY.
1975-76 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1967-71 Avni Institute of Fine Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 The Open Museum Tefen, Tefen, Israel
2018 Museum exhbition at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, FL - Organized by Sponder Gallery
    Connaught Brown, London, England.
2017 Jim Kempner, New York, NY
2016 Museum exhbition at Grounds for Sculpture , Hamilton, NJ
        Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2015 Vered Gallery , East Hampton, NY
2014 Connaught Brown, London, England.
    Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2013 Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2012 Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
        Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
2011 Connaught Brown, London, England.
        Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2010 Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT.
2008 Connaught Brown, London, England.
2006 Eckert Fine Art, Naples, FL.
        Galerie Terminus, Munchen, Germany.
        Connaught Brown, London, England.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
        Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire, England.
2004 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
2003 Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
2002 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2001 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2000 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
1997 Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1996 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
1995 Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1994 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1993 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1992 O.K. Harris Works of Art, NY, NY.
1991 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1990 O.K. Harris Works of Art, Birmingham, MI.
Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1989 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago IL.
Sculpture Court Installation, The Jewish Museum,
New York, NY.
1986 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1985 Broadway Windows, New York University, New York, NY.
1982 Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY.
1980 Julie M. 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.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY.
Rubber, Metal & Stone, Sarasota Sculpture Center at Alfstad
& Contemporary, Sarasota, FL.
2014 The Salon: Art + Design, Connaught Brown, New York, NY.
Eckert Fine Art, Pine Plains, NY.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2012 Baker Sponder Gallery , Boca Raton, FL.
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
The Sculpture Park, Moore in Aviator Park, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Art Miami, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami, FL.
Art Hamptons, Eckert Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY.
PS Fine Art Fair, Eckert Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA.
2011 London Art Fair, Connaught Brown, London, England.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2010 Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2008 Connaught Brown, London, England.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2006 Connaught Brown, London, England.
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany.
Eckert Fine Art, Naples, FL.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, England.
2004 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO.
2003 Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
2002 Art of the 20th Century, Lillian Heidenberg Gallery,
New York, NY.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
From Stone to Foam, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY.
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2000 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1999 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Art Miami, Elaine Baker Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Palm Beach, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1998 Milestones Israeli Sculptures 1948-1998, The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
Art Miami, Elaine Baker Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art International NY, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 Taipei Art Fair, Taiwan, Buscheln Mowatt Gallery.
The International Fine Art and Antiques Fair for America, Washington, D.C.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.
1996 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.
1995 The White House, First Lady’s Sculpture Garden, 20th Century Sculpture, Southern Region, Washington, D.C.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
1994 Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan.
Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
1993 F.I.A.C., Paris, France.
Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1992 Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA.
4th Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Utsukushi-ga-hara
Open Air Museum, Japan.
1991 Centerpieces, Norton Center, Center College, Danville, KY.
Art at Gateway Center, Second Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ.
1990 Figurative Abstraction, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
Hofstra Museum Outdoor Sculpture Installation,
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
A Bite of the Big Apple!, The 79th Annual Exhibition, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA.
Sculpture: Soft and Hard, Margulies Taplin Gallery,
Bay Harbor Islands, FL.
Pygmalion, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ.
1989 Best of Season, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1987 Origins, Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Other Gods: Containers of Belief, touring to:
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
Fondo Del Sol, Washington, D.C.
Wallace/Wentworth Gallery, Washington D.C.
The Los Angeles Municipal Gallery with The Craft and Folk Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.
1986 Unaffiliated IV, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, NY.
Contemporary Primitivism, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO.
Outdoor Exhibition, CW Post Center for Public Art, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY.
Pedestal Sculpture, The Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
University Galleries, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.
1985 Spiritual Climates, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY.
Hebrew Union College Gallery, New York, NY.
Sculptors Turn to Stone, Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Art Palace, Brooklyn, NY.
1984 Sculpture Center, New York, NY.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY.
1983 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.
Equitable Gallery, New York, NY.
Sculpture R_3, Beaver College, Glenside, PA.
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
1982 The Monument Redefined, Gowanus Annual, New York, NY.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
1981 Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium.
O.I.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan, Psychiatric Center,
New York, NY.
1980 Tel-Hai College, Upper Galilei, Israel.
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.
A.I.R. R 1, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
Discovery, Rediscovery, Sculpture Center Gallery,
New York, NY.
1980 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University,
New York, NY.
Totems, Fetishes & Devotional Objects, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC.
1979 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Outgrowth, Battery Park, New York, NY.
International Exhibition, U.N. General Assembly Building,
New York, NY.
Bonnie Benedeck Sculpture Garden, East Hampton, NY.
Outside the City Limits, circulated by the Gallery Association of New York, touring to: State University of New York at Oswego, NY., Niagara Community College, NY., Roberson Center, NY., Rochester Business Committee, NY., and Alfred University, NY.
1978 Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery,
Sparkill, NY.
1977 Artists-in-Residence, Bear Mountain Inn, NY.
Harkness House Gallery, New York, NY.
Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery,
Sparkill, NY.
1975 Youdfat Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1974 Yad-Labanim Museum, Petah-Tiqva, Israel.
1973 City Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Selected Private and Public Collections
Paine Webber Inc., Puerto Rico. • Mazda Great Lakes, MI. • Elton John, Atlanta, GA. • Best Products Inc., VA. • Cargill Inc., MN. • La Salle Partners, Rosslyn, VA. • The Related Companies, Carnegie Park Building, New York, NY. • Lufthansa Airlines, NY. • Susan & Dixon Butler
• Richard Brown Baker, NY. • Ashley & Harriet Hoffman, New York, NY. and Palm Beach, FL. • Grace Hokin, FL. • Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, WI.
• Cargill Macmillan, Palm Springs, CA. • Herb Goldsmith, FL.
• Leanne Hull, Canada. • Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Kahn, NY. • The Manney Collection, NY. • Martin Z. Margulies, FL. • Eric P. Meyer, Switzerland. • Edward J. Minskoff, NY. • Dr. & Mrs. Sackler, CT.
• Barry Sacks, Bel Air, Chorus Line, Inc., CA. • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Tuttleman, PA. • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Zimmerman, TN. • Mr. & Mrs. Redstone, CA. • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI.

Museum Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. • Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. • The Jewish Museum, New York, NY • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL • The Baker Museum, Naples, FL • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI • Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel • Open Museum at Tefen, Israel • Tel Aviv Museum, Israel • Hakone Open Air Museum, Utsukushigahara Museum, Japan • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan.


Outdoor Installations/Public Art
2018 Sabal Palm Bank Plaza, Sarasota, Florida.  Permanent Installation of Ba’al & Yizhaq.
2017 Point Leo Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia. Permanent Installation of Ma’aseyahu & Haziel.
2016     The Easton, New York, NY. Permanent installation of outdoor sculpture, Yakhin, in front of apartment building.
Main Street Square, Houston, TX. Permanent installation of Asa & Yehoshafat with Dog.
2014 University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ. Permanent installation of Amaryahu with Cat.
      Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Family with Dog, Permanent installation and Ah’av. 
2009 Independence Park, Tel Aviv, Israel. Permanent Installation of Asa & Yehoshafat.
2008 University of Nevada, Reno, NV. Permanent installation of Ginnetoy 2nd.
2006 The Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY. Permanent installation of Yo’ah with Dog.
2004 Time Warner Center - South Tower Entrance, New York, NY. Permanent installation of Asaf and Yo'ah.
2000 Hall Office Park, Frisco, TX. Permanent installation of Eli’ezer.
1998 Chicago Symphony Sculpture Garden at Ravinia, Chicago IL. Permanent installation of David and Yonatan.
1997 The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida. Permanent installation of Meshullemet and Menashshe.
1996 All Souls School, New York, NY. Permanent installation of Milka & Tirza.
1995 Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Japan. Permanent installation of Piltay & Pashhur.
1992 Hakone Open Air Museum, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan, permanent installation of Moriyya in outdoor sculpture garden.
Arlington County Beautification Program, Rosslyn, VA. Permanent installation of the sculpture David Haggit & Adoniyya, public private partnership between Arlington County and La Salle partners.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2014 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month Honoree, Russian American Foundation, New York, NY.
2012 Aviv Award, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation,
New York, NY.
1992 Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum Award, Japan.
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
1986 Grant, Ariana Foundation For the Arts, NY.
1985 Grant, Committee for the Visual Arts, Artists Space,
New York, NY.
1977 Grant and residency, America the Beautiful Fund, Palisades
Interstate Park, NY.
1977-76 Beeckman Scholarship, Brooklyn Museum Art School,
Brooklyn, NY.
1976-75 America Israel Cultural Foundation Grant.

Media Coverage
1995 CNN Headline News, Zur with Dog.
Sculpture at White House broadcast nationally NY Channel 1, interview and studio visit.
Israel Sunday, TV interview.
1993 West Palm Beach Television News Coverage, Avram with Dog & Ten Sheep.
1980 Out of Rock, 30 minute Documentary Film by J. Keydel and A. Bernstein of Boaz Vaadia.
1979 Boaz Vaadia: An Interview, 30 minute Film by D. Shai, Manhattan Cable T.V.

Selected Newspaper Publications
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.
• Naples Daily News, Collectors Corner, February 1997. • Nahshon, Gad From Gat Rimon to the White House, The Jewish Post, February 1996. • Roslyn News Bezalel Retrospective at Temple Beth, September 14, 1995. • Armitage, Diane Critical Reflections, THE Santa Fe Monthly pg. 58, June 1995. • Cooper, Michael As Jade is to China, Rubble is to Williamsburg, The New York Times, NY, NY., pg.10 ill. Abatt, Corinne. July 9, l995. • Art Guru Visits the Midwest Birmingham Eccentric, Birmingham, MI., October 11, 1990. ill. Artner, Alan G.• At the Galleries: Winn’s Rural Visions Evolve Poetic Grace Chicago Tribune, Chicago IL., pg.13C ill. Gamarekian, Barbara., March 23, 1989. • Primitive Visions in Group Art Show, New York Times, New York, NY., June 8, 1986. ill Ligocki, Gordon. • Ancient Forms of Natural Stone Stir Strange Feelings The Times, Hammond, IN., April 14, l989. pg. 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. pg.16. Rabi, Yitzahaq. • Vaadia in a Dialogue with Stone, Maariv in America, July 23, l993, pg.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, Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 3, l993, Sjostrom, Jan. • Sculptor Raws from Earth, Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach , FL., January 3, 1993 Sozanski, Edward J. • The Arts: The Smallest Presentation Steals the Show at Fleisher, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA., January 29, l987. pg. 4D ill. Weinstein, Ann. • Big Apple Serves Up an Exciting Slice of Modern Art, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke VA. April 1, l990., pg. 6, Yellin, Deena •
Down to Earth, The Jewish Week pg. 16-17, August 18,1995. •
Israeli sculptor, Boaz Vaadia Exhibits in Soho Gallery, Israel Shelanu, New York, NY., December 12, 1986. ill. Barzel, Amnon.

Selected Book and Catalogue Publications
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. • Art at Gateway Center, Second Annual Sculpture Exhibit, Newark, NJ. • Prudential Art Program, 1991.
• Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL., 1990, pg. 192, 193.
• Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL., 1989, pg. 200, 201.
• The Fine Art Index, l992. • North American Edition, International Art.
• Reference Inc., Chicago, IL, l991. • The Jewish Museum 1987-1990, New York, NY. • The Jewish Museum, l991, pg. 50. • Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House, Exhibition II, 1995.

Selected Periodical Publications
Steiner, Wendy, Brown, Anthony, and Karp, Ivan C., Boaz Vaaida: Sculpture 1971 – 2012, Easthampton, MA., pg. 284, 2013. • The New York Times, “Mostly True Grit”, Julie Lasky, pg. D6 - D7, June 27, 2013. • Sculpture Magazine, “Balancing Families in Stone, A Conversation with Boaz Vaadia” Jan Castro, June 2008, pg. 52-55. • Art & Antiques, “Force of Nature” Dana Micucci, April 2008, pg. 49-52. • WG News + Art, “Boaz Vaadia in Manhattan”, Debora Gilbert, November 2007. • Columbia Spectator, “Neighborhood Sculptor Makes his Mark on Morningside” Maggie Astor, Oct 10, 2007. • Art Interview Online Magazine, “Boaz Vaadia”, Brendan Davis, 2006. • South Florida Times, Adrienne Garnett, 2005 Preview, pg. 10-11, Cover. • Architectural Digest, Dec 2004. pg. 192-4 • ARTnews, “Boaz Vaadia – Review” Barbara Pollack, September 2003, pg. 138. • The New York Times, “Sculptor Harvests Brooklyn Boulders as Materiel For Art” Genia Gould, July 2, 2000. • McDaniel, Lynda, Raising the Roof for Art, American Style, Summer 1998, Cover, pg. 46. ill., pg. 52. • Palm Springs Life, Gallery Scene, pg. 65, February 1997. • Palm Springs Life, Gallery Scene, pg. 72, May 1996. • Palm Springs Life Annual Desert Living Issue, Gallery Scene, pg. 197, 1995-96. • Dykstra, Jean, Art That Stacks Up, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY., November 1996. pg. 27, 28. ill. Adrian Dennis. • Chi Town’s Tenth Art & Auction, New York, NY., May 1989, pg. 118. ill.Halbreich, Tatiana. • The Eternal Present of Boaz Vaadia Hadoar, New York, NY., June 2, 1987, pg. 20 ill. Keydel, Julia. • Boaz Vaadia, Arts Magazine, New York, NY., November 1979, pg.12 .ill. Lipsey, Roger. • Just the Mind at Work, Parabola, Spring 1997, pg.74. • Rass, Rebecca, Boaz Vaadia: Stone People, Studio Magazine, Israel. December 1989. pg. 43 ill. Stern, Fred. • Boaz Vaadia, Mizue, Japan. Spring 1989 ill. Talpir, G. • Boaz Vaadia, Gazith Art & Literacy, Journal #357-360, Israel., December 1973 - March 1974, pg.76. ill.
Zalmon, Yigal. • Boaz Vaadia: Combinations Mussag, An Art and Culture Monthly, #9, Israel, February 1976, pg. 76-77. • Events & Sculpture Magazine, Washington, D.C., September/October 1988. pg. 98. •
Soho, the Birthplace of Modern, Arts Monthly Art Magazine International, Japan, February 1990.

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Selected Artworks

Born
1951 Israel

Education
1976-77 Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY.
1975-76 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
1967-71 Avni Institute of Fine Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2019 The Open Museum Tefen, Tefen, Israel
2018 Museum exhbition at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach, FL - Organized by Sponder Gallery
    Connaught Brown, London, England.
2017 Jim Kempner, New York, NY
2016 Museum exhbition at Grounds for Sculpture , Hamilton, NJ
        Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2015 Vered Gallery , East Hampton, NY
2014 Connaught Brown, London, England.
    Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2013 Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2012 Baker Sponder Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
        Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
2011 Connaught Brown, London, England.
        Jim Kempner Fine Art Sculpture Garden, New York, NY.
2010 Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT.
2008 Connaught Brown, London, England.
2006 Eckert Fine Art, Naples, FL.
        Galerie Terminus, Munchen, Germany.
        Connaught Brown, London, England.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
        Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, Hampshire, England.
2004 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
2003 Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
2002 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2001 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2000 Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
1997 Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1996 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
1995 Allene Lapides Gallery, Santa Fe, NM.
1994 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1993 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1992 O.K. Harris Works of Art, NY, NY.
1991 Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1990 O.K. Harris Works of Art, Birmingham, MI.
Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1989 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago IL.
Sculpture Court Installation, The Jewish Museum,
New York, NY.
1986 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY.
1985 Broadway Windows, New York University, New York, NY.
1982 Elise Meyer Gallery, New York, NY.
1980 Julie M. 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.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY.
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY.
Rubber, Metal & Stone, Sarasota Sculpture Center at Alfstad
& Contemporary, Sarasota, FL.
2014 The Salon: Art + Design, Connaught Brown, New York, NY.
Eckert Fine Art, Pine Plains, NY.
Jim Kempner Fine Art, New York, NY.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2013 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2012 Baker Sponder Gallery , Boca Raton, FL.
Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, ID.
The Sculpture Park, Moore in Aviator Park, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Art Miami, Jim Kempner Fine Art, Miami, FL.
Art Hamptons, Eckert Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY.
PS Fine Art Fair, Eckert Fine Art, Palm Springs, CA.
2011 London Art Fair, Connaught Brown, London, England.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2010 Eckert Fine Art, Kent, CT.
Fine Art Asia, Caldwell Snyder Gallery, Hong Kong, China.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2008 Connaught Brown, London, England.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, St. Helena, CA.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2006 Connaught Brown, London, England.
Galerie Terminus, Munich, Germany.
Eckert Fine Art, Naples, FL.
2005 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Courcoux & Courcoux Gallery, England.
2004 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto, Canada.
Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, CO.
2003 Kraft Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
2002 Art of the 20th Century, Lillian Heidenberg Gallery,
New York, NY.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
From Stone to Foam, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY.
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
2000 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
1999 Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Art Miami, Elaine Baker Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art Palm Beach, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1998 Milestones Israeli Sculptures 1948-1998, The Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
Art Miami, Elaine Baker Gallery, Miami, FL.
Art International NY, Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, New York, NY.
1997 Taipei Art Fair, Taiwan, Buscheln Mowatt Gallery.
The International Fine Art and Antiques Fair for America, Washington, D.C.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.
1996 Buschlen Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC.
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY.
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL.
1995 The White House, First Lady’s Sculpture Garden, 20th Century Sculpture, Southern Region, Washington, D.C.
Imago Gallery, Palm Desert, CA.
1994 Hakone Open Air Museum, Japan.
Open Museum, Tefen, Israel.
1993 F.I.A.C., Paris, France.
Lillian Heidenberg Gallery, New York, NY.
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1992 Fay Gold Gallery Atlanta, GA.
4th Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition, Utsukushi-ga-hara
Open Air Museum, Japan.
1991 Centerpieces, Norton Center, Center College, Danville, KY.
Art at Gateway Center, Second Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ.
1990 Figurative Abstraction, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
Hofstra Museum Outdoor Sculpture Installation,
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY.
A Bite of the Big Apple!, The 79th Annual Exhibition, Maier Museum of Art, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA.
Sculpture: Soft and Hard, Margulies Taplin Gallery,
Bay Harbor Islands, FL.
Pygmalion, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ.
1989 Best of Season, Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.
1987 Origins, Bronx River Gallery, Bronx, NY.
Other Gods: Containers of Belief, touring to:
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY.
Fondo Del Sol, Washington, D.C.
Wallace/Wentworth Gallery, Washington D.C.
The Los Angeles Municipal Gallery with The Craft and Folk Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA.
1986 Unaffiliated IV, Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University, NY.
Contemporary Primitivism, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO.
Outdoor Exhibition, CW Post Center for Public Art, Long Island University, Greenvale, NY.
Pedestal Sculpture, The Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
University Galleries, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL.
1985 Spiritual Climates, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, NY.
Hebrew Union College Gallery, New York, NY.
Sculptors Turn to Stone, Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Art Palace, Brooklyn, NY.
1984 Sculpture Center, New York, NY.
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY.
1983 A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.
Equitable Gallery, New York, NY.
Sculpture R_3, Beaver College, Glenside, PA.
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
1982 The Monument Redefined, Gowanus Annual, New York, NY.
A.R.E.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan Psychiatric Center, NY.
Sacred Artifacts, Objects of Devotion, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
1981 Vrije University of Brussels, Belgium.
O.I.A. Ward’s Island, Manhattan, Psychiatric Center,
New York, NY.
1980 Tel-Hai College, Upper Galilei, Israel.
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.
A.I.R. R 1, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
Discovery, Rediscovery, Sculpture Center Gallery,
New York, NY.
1980 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University,
New York, NY.
Totems, Fetishes & Devotional Objects, Alternative Museum, New York, NY.
Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC.
1979 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel.
Outgrowth, Battery Park, New York, NY.
International Exhibition, U.N. General Assembly Building,
New York, NY.
Bonnie Benedeck Sculpture Garden, East Hampton, NY.
Outside the City Limits, circulated by the Gallery Association of New York, touring to: State University of New York at Oswego, NY., Niagara Community College, NY., Roberson Center, NY., Rochester Business Committee, NY., and Alfred University, NY.
1978 Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery,
Sparkill, NY.
1977 Artists-in-Residence, Bear Mountain Inn, NY.
Harkness House Gallery, New York, NY.
Outside the City Limits, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery,
Sparkill, NY.
1975 Youdfat Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
1974 Yad-Labanim Museum, Petah-Tiqva, Israel.
1973 City Museum, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Selected Private and Public Collections
Paine Webber Inc., Puerto Rico. • Mazda Great Lakes, MI. • Elton John, Atlanta, GA. • Best Products Inc., VA. • Cargill Inc., MN. • La Salle Partners, Rosslyn, VA. • The Related Companies, Carnegie Park Building, New York, NY. • Lufthansa Airlines, NY. • Susan & Dixon Butler
• Richard Brown Baker, NY. • Ashley & Harriet Hoffman, New York, NY. and Palm Beach, FL. • Grace Hokin, FL. • Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, WI.
• Cargill Macmillan, Palm Springs, CA. • Herb Goldsmith, FL.
• Leanne Hull, Canada. • Dr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Kahn, NY. • The Manney Collection, NY. • Martin Z. Margulies, FL. • Eric P. Meyer, Switzerland. • Edward J. Minskoff, NY. • Dr. & Mrs. Sackler, CT.
• Barry Sacks, Bel Air, Chorus Line, Inc., CA. • Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Tuttleman, PA. • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Zimmerman, TN. • Mr. & Mrs. Redstone, CA. • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI.

Museum Collections
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. • Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. • The Jewish Museum, New York, NY • Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL • The Baker Museum, Naples, FL • Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI • Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI • The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel • Open Museum at Tefen, Israel • Tel Aviv Museum, Israel • Hakone Open Air Museum, Utsukushigahara Museum, Japan • Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Japan.


Outdoor Installations/Public Art
2018 Sabal Palm Bank Plaza, Sarasota, Florida.  Permanent Installation of Ba’al & Yizhaq.
2017 Point Leo Sculpture Park, Victoria, Australia. Permanent Installation of Ma’aseyahu & Haziel.
2016     The Easton, New York, NY. Permanent installation of outdoor sculpture, Yakhin, in front of apartment building.
Main Street Square, Houston, TX. Permanent installation of Asa & Yehoshafat with Dog.
2014 University Medical Center of Princeton, Plainsboro, NJ. Permanent installation of Amaryahu with Cat.
      Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL. Family with Dog, Permanent installation and Ah’av. 
2009 Independence Park, Tel Aviv, Israel. Permanent Installation of Asa & Yehoshafat.
2008 University of Nevada, Reno, NV. Permanent installation of Ginnetoy 2nd.
2006 The Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island, NY. Permanent installation of Yo’ah with Dog.
2004 Time Warner Center - South Tower Entrance, New York, NY. Permanent installation of Asaf and Yo'ah.
2000 Hall Office Park, Frisco, TX. Permanent installation of Eli’ezer.
1998 Chicago Symphony Sculpture Garden at Ravinia, Chicago IL. Permanent installation of David and Yonatan.
1997 The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida. Permanent installation of Meshullemet and Menashshe.
1996 All Souls School, New York, NY. Permanent installation of Milka & Tirza.
1995 Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Japan. Permanent installation of Piltay & Pashhur.
1992 Hakone Open Air Museum, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan, permanent installation of Moriyya in outdoor sculpture garden.
Arlington County Beautification Program, Rosslyn, VA. Permanent installation of the sculpture David Haggit & Adoniyya, public private partnership between Arlington County and La Salle partners.


Grants, Fellowships and Awards
2014 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month Honoree, Russian American Foundation, New York, NY.
2012 Aviv Award, The America-Israel Cultural Foundation,
New York, NY.
1992 Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum Award, Japan.
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Grant.
1986 Grant, Ariana Foundation For the Arts, NY.
1985 Grant, Committee for the Visual Arts, Artists Space,
New York, NY.
1977 Grant and residency, America the Beautiful Fund, Palisades
Interstate Park, NY.
1977-76 Beeckman Scholarship, Brooklyn Museum Art School,
Brooklyn, NY.
1976-75 America Israel Cultural Foundation Grant.

Media Coverage
1995 CNN Headline News, Zur with Dog.
Sculpture at White House broadcast nationally NY Channel 1, interview and studio visit.
Israel Sunday, TV interview.
1993 West Palm Beach Television News Coverage, Avram with Dog & Ten Sheep.
1980 Out of Rock, 30 minute Documentary Film by J. Keydel and A. Bernstein of Boaz Vaadia.
1979 Boaz Vaadia: An Interview, 30 minute Film by D. Shai, Manhattan Cable T.V.

Selected Newspaper Publications
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.
• Naples Daily News, Collectors Corner, February 1997. • Nahshon, Gad From Gat Rimon to the White House, The Jewish Post, February 1996. • Roslyn News Bezalel Retrospective at Temple Beth, September 14, 1995. • Armitage, Diane Critical Reflections, THE Santa Fe Monthly pg. 58, June 1995. • Cooper, Michael As Jade is to China, Rubble is to Williamsburg, The New York Times, NY, NY., pg.10 ill. Abatt, Corinne. July 9, l995. • Art Guru Visits the Midwest Birmingham Eccentric, Birmingham, MI., October 11, 1990. ill. Artner, Alan G.• At the Galleries: Winn’s Rural Visions Evolve Poetic Grace Chicago Tribune, Chicago IL., pg.13C ill. Gamarekian, Barbara., March 23, 1989. • Primitive Visions in Group Art Show, New York Times, New York, NY., June 8, 1986. ill Ligocki, Gordon. • Ancient Forms of Natural Stone Stir Strange Feelings The Times, Hammond, IN., April 14, l989. pg. 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. pg.16. Rabi, Yitzahaq. • Vaadia in a Dialogue with Stone, Maariv in America, July 23, l993, pg.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, Palm Beach, Fla., Oct. 3, l993, Sjostrom, Jan. • Sculptor Raws from Earth, Palm Beach Daily News, Palm Beach , FL., January 3, 1993 Sozanski, Edward J. • The Arts: The Smallest Presentation Steals the Show at Fleisher, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA., January 29, l987. pg. 4D ill. Weinstein, Ann. • Big Apple Serves Up an Exciting Slice of Modern Art, Roanoke Times & World News, Roanoke VA. April 1, l990., pg. 6, Yellin, Deena •
Down to Earth, The Jewish Week pg. 16-17, August 18,1995. •
Israeli sculptor, Boaz Vaadia Exhibits in Soho Gallery, Israel Shelanu, New York, NY., December 12, 1986. ill. Barzel, Amnon.

Selected Book and Catalogue Publications
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. • Art at Gateway Center, Second Annual Sculpture Exhibit, Newark, NJ. • Prudential Art Program, 1991.
• Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL., 1990, pg. 192, 193.
• Chicago International Art Exposition, Chicago, IL., 1989, pg. 200, 201.
• The Fine Art Index, l992. • North American Edition, International Art.
• Reference Inc., Chicago, IL, l991. • The Jewish Museum 1987-1990, New York, NY. • The Jewish Museum, l991, pg. 50. • Twentieth Century American Sculpture at the White House, Exhibition II, 1995.

Selected Periodical Publications
Steiner, Wendy, Brown, Anthony, and Karp, Ivan C., Boaz Vaaida: Sculpture 1971 – 2012, Easthampton, MA., pg. 284, 2013. • The New York Times, “Mostly True Grit”, Julie Lasky, pg. D6 - D7, June 27, 2013. • Sculpture Magazine, “Balancing Families in Stone, A Conversation with Boaz Vaadia” Jan Castro, June 2008, pg. 52-55. • Art & Antiques, “Force of Nature” Dana Micucci, April 2008, pg. 49-52. • WG News + Art, “Boaz Vaadia in Manhattan”, Debora Gilbert, November 2007. • Columbia Spectator, “Neighborhood Sculptor Makes his Mark on Morningside” Maggie Astor, Oct 10, 2007. • Art Interview Online Magazine, “Boaz Vaadia”, Brendan Davis, 2006. • South Florida Times, Adrienne Garnett, 2005 Preview, pg. 10-11, Cover. • Architectural Digest, Dec 2004. pg. 192-4 • ARTnews, “Boaz Vaadia – Review” Barbara Pollack, September 2003, pg. 138. • The New York Times, “Sculptor Harvests Brooklyn Boulders as Materiel For Art” Genia Gould, July 2, 2000. • McDaniel, Lynda, Raising the Roof for Art, American Style, Summer 1998, Cover, pg. 46. ill., pg. 52. • Palm Springs Life, Gallery Scene, pg. 65, February 1997. • Palm Springs Life, Gallery Scene, pg. 72, May 1996. • Palm Springs Life Annual Desert Living Issue, Gallery Scene, pg. 197, 1995-96. • Dykstra, Jean, Art That Stacks Up, Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY., November 1996. pg. 27, 28. ill. Adrian Dennis. • Chi Town’s Tenth Art & Auction, New York, NY., May 1989, pg. 118. ill.Halbreich, Tatiana. • The Eternal Present of Boaz Vaadia Hadoar, New York, NY., June 2, 1987, pg. 20 ill. Keydel, Julia. • Boaz Vaadia, Arts Magazine, New York, NY., November 1979, pg.12 .ill. Lipsey, Roger. • Just the Mind at Work, Parabola, Spring 1997, pg.74. • Rass, Rebecca, Boaz Vaadia: Stone People, Studio Magazine, Israel. December 1989. pg. 43 ill. Stern, Fred. • Boaz Vaadia, Mizue, Japan. Spring 1989 ill. Talpir, G. • Boaz Vaadia, Gazith Art & Literacy, Journal #357-360, Israel., December 1973 - March 1974, pg.76. ill.
Zalmon, Yigal. • Boaz Vaadia: Combinations Mussag, An Art and Culture Monthly, #9, Israel, February 1976, pg. 76-77. • Events & Sculpture Magazine, Washington, D.C., September/October 1988. pg. 98. •
Soho, the Birthplace of Modern, Arts Monthly Art Magazine International, Japan, February 1990.

Biography

In Boaz Vaadia’s quietly monumental work, stone rises layer by layer to describe figures with a serene and watchful presence. For over thirty years, he collected materials—often slate or bluestone—from the area around his SoHo studio in New York, where he immigrated in the 1970s. What others saw as discarded roofing tiles and landscaping debris, Vaadia saw as sedimentary rock formed over eons, the same as the stones underneath his childhood farm in Israel

To Vaadia, stone was “the bone structure of the earth,” with an energy linked to the human soul. Each sculpture is the result of chiseling and stacking, a process recalling natural transformations that happen over geologic time as well as prehistoric construction methods that relied solely on cut and weight. Their titles, ancient names lifted from the Bible, are a nod to Vaadia's cultural heritage, his personal way of remembering his creations. 

Vaadia (1951–2017) exhibited internationally, with public installations at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Independence Park in Tel Aviv, and others. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, among numerous other collections both private and public.