Selected Works

Zigi Ben Haim was born in 1945 in Iraq.
Zigi Ben-Haim’s paintings on aluminum are traces of culture and nature as seen through his diverse cultural experience. Using the grid scheme, he punctuates the composition by adding large plaques or cutouts with iconographic images that are infused with personal meaning. Four recurring motifs are the leaf, oval, brick and ant. The leaf represents nature, growth and recurrence, the oval suggests cycles, the brick relates to culture and the ant is the artisan.
Currently Zigi lives & Works in Israel and New York City.


1972–74  M.F.A., San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA
1972–73  M.A., J.F.K. University, Orinda, California, USA
1971–72  California College of Arts, Oakland, California, USA
1966–70  The Avni Institute of Fine Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Grants Awards

2007  The Emily Harvey Foundation, Fellowship to Venice, Italy.
2004  DAAD Fellowship to Berlin, Germany.
2000  Niche Award for sculpture.
1996  Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant.
1992  Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant.
1990  MacDowell Colony Residency, NH, USA
1984  National Endowment for the Arts.
1983  New York State Council on the Arts, A.R.E.A. Project.
1982  Muestra Int. de Obra Grafica, Bilbao, Spain.
1970  Ministry of Culture, Israel.
1966–1970 America Israel Culture Foundation, Israel

Solo Exhibitions:

2008  Traveling Retrospective, Tel-Aviv Museum, Israel, Fall 2008
2007  Industrial Baroque, Painting, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, N.Y.
2005  90 Days of Berlin: Sculpture, Paintings & Drawings, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2004–05 Journey with Me Sculpture, German Embassy, Washington. D.C., USA
2003–04 Splendid Step Sculpture, Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, New York, NY, USA
2003  Journey with Me Sculpture, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, USA
2003  Painting and Sculpture, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2002  Journey With Me Sculpture 1984-2000, in collaboration with Laumeier Sculpture Park, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA
2000  Blue Highway, Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
2000  Summer Blue drawings and paintings, ZDF, New York, NY, USA
2000  Journey With Me Sculpture, Ball State University Museum of Art, Muncie, IN, USA
1999  Sculpture and Drawing, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV, USA
1999  Paintings 1992-1996, Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL, USA
1998  Journey With Me Sculpture 1984-1997, Cedarhurst Sculpture Park, Mt.Vernon, IL, USA
1998  Zigi Ben-Haim, And Now public Sculptures, Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1997–98 Journey With Me Sculpture 1984-1997, Fordham University, Sculpture Garden
1997  Paintings & Drawings, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1996  Leaf Path, Curated by Maggie Nolan, Ann Harper Gallery, Amagansett, NY, USA
1995  Windows ’95, ZDF German T.V., New York, NY, USA
1994  Benshahn Galleries, WPC Collage, Wayne, NJ, USA
1994  Scattered Echo, Chelouche Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
1989–91 The Dance, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
1989  Works on Paper, Gallery Andreas Tornberg, Lund, Sweden
1987  Jewish Museum Sculpture Court, New York, NY, USA
1986  Walking Field, Project Room, P.S. 1, Queens, NY, USA
1986  Façade Gallery, Paris, France
1985  Baumgartner Gallery, Washington, DC, USA
1984  Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israe
1984  Works on paper, Gallery Andreas Tornberg, Lund, Sweden
1980  Annemarie De Kruijff, Paris, France
1978  Munro Gallery, Hamburg, West Germany
1977  Bertha Urdang Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
1976  Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, New York, USA
1975  Marquoit Galleries, San Fransisco, CA, USA
1974  California State University, San Fransisco, CA, USA

Selected Public Collections:

2007 Knights of Starry Skies, Commissioned by Israel Air Force Center Foundation
2006 Tribute to Columbia, Among the Stars and the Angels, Commissioned by NASA
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, USA
Pfizer Company Collection, New York, NY, USA
Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA, USA
Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
New School, New York, NY, USA
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Malmo Museum, Malmo, Sweden
Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Ghent Museum, Ghent, Belgium
American National Gallery, Washington D.C., USA
Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY, USA
Buscaglia-Castellanni, University Museum, Lewiston, NY, USA
Dan Eilat Hotel, Eilat, Israel
Andin International, New York, NY, USA
International Paper Company, New York, NY, USA
World Bank, Washington D.C., USA
Davis Polk & Wordwell, New York, NY, USA
Westminster Bank, New York, NY, USA
Israel Embassy, Washington D.C., USA
Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rikers Hill Sculpture Park, Livingston, NJ, USA
Bank Discount, Ramat Aviv, Israel
Royal Canadian Bank, New York, NY, US
Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY, USA
Bank Leumi USA, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA
Bank Leumi USA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Bank Leumi USA, Palo Alto, CA, USA
Bank Leumi USA, Aventura, FL, USA
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA

Selected Public Outdoor Sculpture:

Splendid Step, The Tel-Aviv museum Sculpture Garden, Tel-Aviv, Israel
German Embassy Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, USA
On the Main Road, Ra’anana, Israel
Sea of Time, Ashkelon, Israel
The Bright Side of Tomorrow, School, Gates and Fences, Ma’ale Hacdomim, Israel
Chariot of Time, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
The Dance, Art Acres Sculpture Park, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
On Borrowed Wings, Dan Eilat Hotel, Eilat, Israel
A Note in the Green, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Legion of Titans, Tel-Hai, Israel
Beyond the Halting Step of Deeds, Riverdale, New York, USA
Blooming Stone, Frederick Weisman Foundation of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Rolling Rock, Rikers Hill Sculpture Garden, Livingston, New Jersey, USA
Vintage Breeze, The Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY, USA
Wind Hunter, Jerusalem, Israel
Rising Path, Phillip Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, USA
Rise Up, Zihron Yaakov, Israel