Ushangi Khumarashvili (b.1948) Studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts’ Faculty of Fine Arts from 1967 to 1973. Followingthat, he began working at the Telavi Drama Theater. Since the 1970s, he has regularly participated in exhibitions. He had his first solo exhibition in 1994 at the National Gallery of Pictures. In addition to his solo exhibitions, he has taken part in various group exhibitions and international biennials: “Exhibition of Theater and Cinema Artists” (Tbilisi, Moscow. 1979), International Exhibition-Symposium (Sochi, 1994), “In the Shadow” International Biennale (1996); “Gallery N” (1998), Tbilisi, Georgia; Germany (1999); Seminar “Paper” (2001, 2006) at the International Biennale, Ganja, Azerbaijan; “Meeting with Pirosmani” (2006), Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia. The artist received the Grand Prix for the Best Work of the Year (2001). In honour of his anniversary date, the artist’s works were exhibited at D. Shevardnadze National Gallery in 2019. Since the 1980s, Ushangi Khumarashvili has never developed ideological images. He primerly creates oil paintings, upholding the traditions of the classic avantgarde and staying true to them. These are abstract depictions of various locations, individuals, directions, days of the week, or just colors.