Vaea

Born in Tahiti in 1929, ceramicist and sculptor Vaea was also born into an adventurous life. He travelled across the globe, settling in places such as Australia, Japan, and the Bay Area. His working relationship with ceramicist and abstract expressionist Peter Voulkos greatly impacted his work and artistic vision. Multiple prestigious institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have made his work a part of their collection and he continues to be shown around the world.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2000 The Oakland Museum of California
1993 Pence Gallery
1991 Holy Names College
1982 Walnut Creek Civic Center
1971 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1970 The Berkeley Art Center
1968 The Richmond Art Center
1967 Triangle Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions

1997 The Berkeley Art Center
1994 The Oakland Museum of California
1994 The San Francisco Art Academy
1977 Gallery Paule Anglim
1977 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1976 Museo De Arte Contemporaneo
1975 Everson Museum of Art
1972 The Tokyo Museum of Art
1971 The Kyoto Museum of Art
1971 The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
1966 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Selected Collections

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Art Commission
The Oakland Museum of California
Mingei Kan Museum, Tokyo
Kyoto Museum of Art
Kritiansands Katedral, Norway
Crocker Art Museum

Vaea, Big Wedge, 1971

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Vaea, 1971

Vaea, Belle En Blue, 1971

Vaea, Double Wedge, 1971

Vaea, Black Archaic Saddle, 1971

Vaea, Blue Plate, 1966

Vaea, Untitled Plate, 1966

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Vaea, White Saddle, 1971

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Vaea, Archaic Saddle, 1971