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Nato Eristavi, artist ceramist. Graduated from the Tbilisi State Art Academy (1989-1994); Invited lecturer at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (2006-2013); Head of the children’s ceramic sculpture and painting workshop (1999-2015); Co-founder of the Georgian Foundation for Ceramic Arts and Crafts “Clay Office” (2007);…

Malkhaz Shvelidze, ceramic artist, author of the concept of the Georgian lari symbol. Born in the city of Kutaisi (Georgia); Graduated from the design faculty of the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. 1992-1993 worked as a ceramics teacher in Herning (Denmark); Participated in exhibitions since…

Radish Tordia is a Georgian painter of figurative art. He works in oil painting, with particular emphasis on colouristic features. His preferred subject is women, who he regards as “the most beautiful creation in the world”. Tordia graduated from the J. Nikoladze Art Studio in…

Sergo (Chakho) Chakhoyantz –  a representative of the 50s generation of Georgian painters of the last century, whose works have become known to the wide audience since the first decade of the 2000s, when, posthumously the succession of the artist’s personal exhibitions took place. In…

Tinatin Chkhikvishvili belongs to a group of contemporary artists whose interest lies mainly in the pursuit of naive vision. The forms of expression in her art are at first glance very simple. The signature element of Tinatin Chkhikvishvili’s works represents the backgrounds featured in the…

Vakhtang Kokiashvili, a pioneer of vitrage art genre in Georgia. The artist who decorated popular public and private spaces in cities across Georgia, from an interior of the Tbilisi Funicular ropeway station to venues in Black Sea resort towns. Kokiashvili graduated from the Tbilisi State…

Giorgi – Gigo Gabashvili was a Georgian painter and educator. One of the earliest Georgian representatives of the Realist School of Georgian painting, his work is known for covering a wide range of subjects, landscapes and scenes of everyday life through orientalist lens. Although not…

Giorgi Shkhvatsabaia – a sculptor and People’s Artist of Georgia is a  representative of the 60s generation of sculptors  and  honorary citizen of Tbilisi. In 1964 he graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Arts where he studied the art of sculpture under  Nikoloz Kandelaki, Valentin…

Felix Varlamishvili (Varla) was born in Kutaisi, Georgia in 1903. He studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts from 1922 till 1926;  the same year (1926) he founded a private art school in Tbilisi, Georgia In 1928 he moved to France. In 1933 he…

Mirian Shvelidze – painter, set designer and interior decorator, who in collaboration with the eminent stage director, Robert Sturua, created a new era in Georgian stage design. In 1971 he graduated from the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts where he studied scenic design with Parnaoz…

Parnaoz (Parna) Lapiashvili was one of the most renowned  representatives of the 20th century Georgian scenic and film production design. He designed more than 100 theatre, opera and ballet performances and was a designer of the popular Georgian films Keto and Kote  by Vakhtang Tabliahsvili …

“Patriarch of the Georgian Scenography”, “The Man Who Clad the Dance”,  “The artist, who created his own signature style in set design and costumes” – such are the words the art critics usually use to describe  Simon Virsaladze, commonly known as Soliko, the Georgian painter…

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