Special Weaving Series
Weaving and Stone Series
Stone and Concrete Series
Soap Bubbles Series
Born in Kibbutz Revadim, Israel, 1953, Vered Kaminski studied Jewelry making and design at the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem with postgraduate studies at the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and the University of Paris (M.A.). She is professor at the Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem and guest lecturer at various institutions, including the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), the Munich Academy of Art and the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. She is winner of various prizes and grants, including the French Government M.A. Grant, the Alix de Rothschild Foundation Prize, the International Judaica Design Competition/Jerusalem - 3000 Years (co-winner), the Israeli Ministry of Culture Prize for Design, and 2014 Andy prize for Craft Arts, Israel.
Kaminski’s work has been displayed in solo exhibitions in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, as well as in galleries around the world, including New Jersey, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, and Legnica, Poland. Kaminski has participated in many group exhibitions, and her works are among the collections of the Spertus Museum, Chicago; the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam, the Netherlands; the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris; New Pinakothek der Moderne Museum, Munich, Germany; The Metropolitan Museum and the Jewish Museum, New York; Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
One of her works were presented to Chancellor Angela Merkel by President Shimon Peres.
Process is the entry point to understanding Kaminski’s practice. She delights in detail and often follows a mathematical approach to jewelry-making. Kaminski employs the meditative aspects of repetition to create delicately intricate structures that feature meandering wire lines and/or myriad forms found in her homeland, for which she utilizes diverse materials – both precious and plain. Her works also explore rocks – both natural and artificial – with which Kaminski makes brooches and pendants featuring “stones” of cement, sand, pigment and glue, as well as actual stones, or some combination of both. Due to her exemplary craftsmanship, these fissured rock formations – whether real or fabricated – appear interchangeable.