DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:
14 April 1971 Kutaisi, Georgia

EDUCATION:

1990-1996
MFA and BFA, Honors Degree in Sculpture, Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia.
1986 - 1990 Associate Degree with Distinction. I. Nikoladze Art College sculpture Department, Tbilisi, Georgia.
1980 –- 1985 Art School after G. Maisuradze. Kutaisi, Georgia

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2012 -
present Teacher of stone and wood carving, clay sculpting, drawing and Plaster Casting & Mold Making. The Art League School - Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria VA
2003 –- present Sculptor/Designer, Art Woodstone Studio, Manassas, VA
1998 - 2001 - Chairman of the Young Sculptors' Union of Georgia.
1996 - 1999 Senior lecturer of sculpture and drawing, at the facility of Fine and Decorative/Applied Art, State University of Art and Culture) Tbilisi, Georgia.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2014 - Galley B, Bethesda, MD USA
2012 - Tyson's II Galleria, Sculpture Atrium, McLean VA USA
2012 - MiniSolo@Touchstone Gallery, Washington DC, USA
2011 - Tyson's II Galleria, Sculpture Atrium, McLean VA US
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2010/11 - Tyson’s II Art Program. Lerner Corporation, McLean VA USA
2010 - Watergate Gallery, Washingto
n DC USA
2009 - Tyson’s II Art Program. Sculpture Atrium, McLean VA USA
2008 - Tyson's II Galleria, Sculpture Atrium, McLean VA USA
2006 - Tyson's II Art Program. Sculpture Atrium, McLean VA USA
2006 - Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC.USA
2005 - Sculpture Court , McLean, VA. USA
2004 - Tyson II Galleria, McLean, VA, USA
2004 - Celebration of the artistic and cultural legacy of Georgia, with Synetic Theatre. Roslyn spectrum theatre, Arlington, VA. USA
2002 - "World Fine Art Gallery" New York, NY. USA
2002 - "From zero to the Sun" Artemisia Art Gallery. Chicago IL. USA
1998 - "TMS" Art Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 -"Artists of 21st Century" - MAMAG Modern Art Museum, Austria
2017 - Experience Georgian Culture - Embassy of Georgia in Washington DC
2017 - International Modern Art Cannes Biennial 2017 - Cannes, France
2017- International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts - EGOS XIII EDITION - Oud Sint-Jan Museum, Sala Mozart, Brugge, Belgum
2016 - The 11th Annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize semifinalists' exhibition. Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
2016 - Biennale Rivera del Brenta - Venice, Italy
2015 - “ARTISTS FOR THE JUBILEE” Under the patronage of the Vatican State. Basilica of Saint Paul, Rome, Italy
2015 - Summer Sculpture 2015 - Watergate Gallery, Washington DC
2015 - "GRAZIE ITALIA" la Biennale di Venezia 56. International Art exhibition - promoted by the National Pavilion Guatemala
2015 - "Art Shopping 2015" Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
2015 - From Caravaggio to modern days - Sale del Bramante - Piazza del Popolo - Rome, Italy
2015 - Gems and Treasures from the Vault. Island Weiss Gallery. New York, NY
2014 - Influence & Inspiration - Art League Faculty 60 years celebration - Athenaeum Northern- Virginia Fine Art Accusation, Alexandria, VA
2014 - Triennale Di Roma -2014, La Sapienza, Rome Italy
2014 - "Mélange" Artspace 109, Alexandria, VA
2014 - 1st award Trinacria 2014, - Museum Monreale , Monreale, Italy
2014, 2013 - Student and Faculty show. The Art League Gallery. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2013 - Shapes - The Art League Gallery. Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
2013 - Georgian Artist's Union 80 year anniversary show. Tbilisi National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2012 - Foggy Bottom Sculpture exhibition, The Watergate Gallery, Washington DC
2012 - 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION,
The Watergate Gallery, Washington DC
2011 - Year End International Artists Exhibition - Museum of The Americas, Doral FL
2011 - Biennale of Chianciano 2011 -- CHIANCIANO ART MUSEUM, Italy
2011 - Worl Fine Art Group Show Caelum Gallery - New York, NY USA

2011 - "On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope" Juried Exhibition - PICTURE Cultural Art Center
California State University, Carson, CA
2011 - 14th National Juried Show - Gallery West,
Alexandria VA
2010 - CentroNías 2010 Fine Art Gala. Live and Silent Auction. Katzen Arts Center American University - Washington DC

2010 - International Arts & Artists Juried Members Show, Hillyer Art Space - Washington, DC
2010 - International Arts & Artists 2nd Juried Members Show - Mapping Source, Hillyer Art Space - Washington, DC
2010 - Wood Sculpture Exhibition, Tysons II Art Program, McLean, VA

2010 - Sculpted - A juried exhibition featuring three-dimensional works of art - Desotorow Gallery, Savannah, GA
2009 - CentroNía’s 2009 Fall Art Gala. Live Auction and exhibition. Katzen Arts Center American University - Washington DC
2009 –- Juried Exhibition Reclaimed. Target gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center – Alexandria, VA
2008 – CentroNía’s 2008 Fall Art Auction/Gala - Washington DC
2008 -– Washington Square Invitational sculpture exhibition Washington DC
2008 - The RiverSpan Sculpture Exhibition - The Purple People Bridge, over the Ohio River between Newport, Kentucky to Cincinnati, Ohio
2008 –- 10th, Annual All Media Exhibition. Touchstone Gallery. Washington DC
2008- Sculpture Now 2008, at Washington Square. Juried Exhibition organized by Washington Sculptor Group -Washington DC
2007 - 9x10 : WPA\Corcoran Member Shows at William W. Parker (WWP) Gallery, Washington DC
2007 - Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2007 at 12 12 Gallery, Richmond VA
2007- Sculpture Now 2007, at Washington Square. Juried Exhibition organized by Washington Sculptor Group -Washington DC
2007 -– Invitational 2007. Studio Gallery, Washington DC. USA
2006 - Arts Council @ GRACE. The Arts Council of Fairfax Annual Juried All Media Exhibition. Greater Reston Art Center - GRACE. Reston VA USA
2006 -– Inside + Out/ Big & Small – Pittsburgh Society of SculptorsPittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh PA. USA
2005 –- Allied Artists of America 92nd annual international exhibition. National Art Club, New York NY, USA
2005 – “Option 2005”, Washington Project for the Arts / Corcoran. Washington DC. USA
2003 - "Degree s of Abstraction" - Agora Gallery, Soho, New York NY USA
2003 - International Artexpo New York. With “World Fine Art Gallery” Javits Convention Center New York City, USA
2002 - Omma Centre of Contemporary Art. Chania, Crete, Greece
2002 - International Arts and Conference Center Louisville KY. USA
2001 - The Ninth Life Fine Art Gallery. St. Thomas, US Virgin Island
2001 –- Studio Midwest Summer 2001 artists exhibition. Knox college, Center for Fine Arts. Galesburg. IL. USA
2000 - Annual Spring Exhibition. Georgian National Picture Gallery. Tbilisi Georgia
1997, 2000 - International Christmas Exhibitions. Georgian National Picture Gallery.
1999 - Christmas Exhibition, Georgian National Picture Gallery. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1999 - UN WEEK "Young artist's Exhibition", Georgian Modern Art Gallery. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1998 - "Greece in Georgian Modern Art", Georgian National Picture Gallery. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1998, 1996 - Christmas Exhibition, "TMS" Art Gallery, Tbilisi Georgia.
1997 - Group Exhibition, "TMS Art Gallery Tbilisi, Georgia.
1997 - "Exhibition III", "TMS Art Gallery", Tbilisi, Georgia.
1996 - "Georgian Art" Gallery "Orient", Tbilisi, Georgia.
1996 - "Romantic Allusions", Georgian National Picture Gallery.
1994, 1996 - Georgia/Germany Art Festivals "Gvinobisa", Tbilisi, Georgia.
1995 - Black Sea Countries International Christmas Festival. Georgian National Picture Gallery. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1995 - Exhibition of Young Artists, Georgian State Museum of Art. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1994 - Group Exhibition, Georgian State Museum of Art. Tbilisi. Georgia.
1994 - Group Exhibition, Gallery "Orient", Tbilisi, Georgia
1993 - Group Exhibition, Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Art, Tbilisi, Georgia.

AWARDS, GRANTS:
2017 -
Milan International Art Award
2016 - "1st Prince of Salinas - "Gattopardo"art critic award 2016".- In recognition of artistic achievements. Palermo, Italy
2015 - International Prize "Artist at the Castle" - Castello Orsini, Nerola/Rome, Italy
2015 - "International Prize Michelangelo"- Artists at the Jubilee. Prize given for artistic merit. Cardinal Cesi Palace, Roma, Italy
2014 - International Art Award RAFFAELLO SANZIO - Lecce, Italy
2014 - Special NELSON MANDELA , Title of Ambassador of culture of the world- Lecce, Italy:
2014 - Trinacria award 2014, - Museum Monreale , Monreale, Italy
2013- Honorable Mention - sculpture exhibition Shapes - For the sculpture "Hello! My Name Is Jujuna" awarded by The art League gallery, Alexandria, VA
2011 - Honorable Mention Biennale of Chianciano 2011. Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
2008 - Honorary Award in Sculptural Pursuit Magazine 5th Annual Sculpture only Competition for sculpture "She Seemed So Pure"
2006 –“Marry H. Phillips award” winner for sculpture “Wheel of Fortune.” Awarded by, the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors (SOS). During the exhibition, -“Inside + Out / Big & Small”, Pittsburgh PA. USA
2005 -"Best of Virginia Artists 2005" First place in sculpture category for the sculpture "Mystery 2" awarded by Kennedy Promotions. VA. USA
2002 – Appointed Corresponding Academician in the Department of Arts, by the Accademia Internazionale “Greci - Marino”; Academia Del Verbano Di Litery, Arti, Acienze. Italy.
2002 – Artist-in-residence Program Grant. Sculpture Space, Inc. Utica NY USA
2001 – Artist-in-residence grant. The Woodstock Guild, Byrdcliffe Artist Colony. Woodstock, NY. USA
2001 – Visual Artist-in-Residence Program Grant.. Studio Midwest. Galesburg, IL U.S.A.
2001 – Artist-in-Residency Grant. Anderson Center For Interdisciplinary Studies. Red Wing, MN U.S.A
1998 – The winner in “Cartu” Charity foundation’s Art Competition. Personal exhibition.
1997 – Award “The Best Work of the Year” – for the sculpture “White George” awarded by Georgian Artists’ Union. Georgia.
1995 – The nominate in the Black Sea Countries International Christmas Festival (Top ten)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

2010 – Member of International arts & Artists
2006 – Member of Washington project for the art.
2005 – Member of Washington Sculptors Group
2002 – Member of Accademia Internazionale "Greci - Marino"; Academia Del Verbano Di Litery, Arti, Acienze. Italy.
2002 – Member of Association AIR-Vallauris. France
2001 – Member of International Sculpture Center. “ISC”
1997 – Member of the Georgian Artist’s Union
1996 – Member of the “TMS” Art Union. Georgia

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2014 - Washington Post Sunday, October 19th 2014. Art & Style (Gallery B show Bethesda MD)
2013 - Georgian Artist's Union 80 year anniversary show catalogue/book, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011 – International Contemporary Artists Vol. II. ICA Publishing Athens Greece.
2008-2009 Artist Directory - Washington Project for the Arts.
2007 - Best Of America Sculpture Artists & Artisans Vol. 1. 31.15. (By Kennedy Promotions)
2006 ? The New Generation in Contemporary Georgian Art. Tbilisi, 2006 Georgia
2006 ? The Sculpting Techniques Bible. Edited by Claire Waite Brown (Quarto publishing, UK, 2006)
2006 - “Best Virginia Artists and Artisans 2005” By Kennedy Promotions
2005 ? “The Sculptor’s Bible” By John Plowman (Quarto publishing, UK, 2005)
2004 ? “Sports and Olympism in Georgian Fine Art”
2002/2003 - International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art.(Casa Editrice Alba di Roberto Puviani, Ferera Italy)
2001/2002 International Encyclopedic Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art.(Casa Editrice Alba di Roberto Puviani, Ferera Italy)
2000 - "Who is who in the Georgian Modern Art" (Georgian Bibliographical Center, 2000)

REVIEWS / INTERVIEWS:

August 23, 2015 - Voice of America. Click for VIdeo
April 2010 N8 (112) - Publication in the art and literary magazine "Chveni Mcerloba"
November 2, 2005 Vol 52 - Publication in the newspaper “The Georgetowner” “Options 2005 at the Old Staples”
August 2003 – Collaborative project of USA State Department and USA Embassy in Tbilisi Georgia, “Rustavi 2” TV interview in Agora Gallery New York NY, USA.
August 8, 2003 - Publication in the newspaper “Manassas Journal Messenger” Manassas VA – “Stone carver Shares Creative Philosophy on Art”
25 May 2002 - Publication in the newspaper "NEA KRITI" Chania, Crete, Greece – “Center Omma Paintings and Sculptures Group Exhibition”.
24 May 2002 - Publication in the newspaper "Haniotka Nea" Chania, Crete, Greece – “Exhibition of Four Artists”
2002 - Publication in the magazine "NEW ART EXAMINER" Chicago
February 2002 - Publication in the newspaper "Newcity". Chicago.
February 8, 2002 - Publication in the newspaper "CHICAGO READER", Chicago.
March 2002 Vol.4 No.3 - Publication in the magazine "GALLERY & STUDIO" New York. - “George Tkabladze: Connection with Grand Sculptural Traditions”.
13 April 2002 - Publication in the newspaper “Axali Versia” Tbilisi Georgia/New York USA. – “From Zero to The Sun”
October 2001 - Publication in the newspaper "Red wing Republican Eagle". Red Wing, MN. – “October Group Wraps up Residency Season”
July 2001 Vol. 132 – No, 207 - Publication in the newspaper "THE REGISTER-MAIL" Galesburg, IL. – “A look Into The Studio”
1998, 26 June - Publication in the newspaper "Georgian Times". Tbilisi, Georgia – “Cartu is Sponsoring Unknown Artists”
1998 Vol.1 Issue 5 - Publication in the magazine "Profile". (Georgia/Caucasus).
26 of June 1998, N 173(940) - “Axali Taoba” - “In Studio One Can Communicate with Stone, Canvass. . .”
25 January 1998, N 170 (1218) - Publication in the newspaper “Rezonansi” Tbilisi Georgia.
2 March 1995, N 14(107) - Publication in the newspaper “Axali Taoba”, Tbilisi, Georgia - “Group Exhibition in the State Museum of Art”.
21-28 April, 1995, N 16(6117) - Publication in the newspaper “Literaturuli Sakartvelo” Tbilisi, Georgia. - "The Youth Exhibition"
8 May,1993 - Publication in the newspaper “Axalgazrda Iverieli” Tbilisi, Georgia - “The Unusual Exhibition”

CATALOGS :

2011 - Biennale of Chianciano 2011 -- CHIANCIANO ART MUSEUM, Italy
2011 - "On Being Human: Love, Faith, Shame and Hope" Juried Exhibition - PICTURE Cultural Art Foundation, Carson, CA
2006 – Inside + Out / Big & Small – The Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2006 - Arts Council @ GRACE. The Arts Council of Fairfax Annual Juried All Media Exhibition. Greater Reston Art Center - GRACE. Reston VA USA
2005 – Allied Artists of America 92nd annual international exhibition. National Art Club, New York NY, USA
2005 – “Option 2005” Washington Project for the Arts / Corcoran. Washington DC. USA
2003 - World Fine Arts Gallery. New York NY. USA
2002 - Agora Gallery. New York, NY. USA
1999 - UN WEEK young artist's exhibition. Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 - 4 exhibitions catalogs . TMS Art Gallery, Tbilisi. Georgia.
1998 - "Greece in Georgian Modern Art" National Picture Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
1998 - TMS Art Gallery's collection. Tbilisi, Georgia.
1996 - "Romantic Allusions". National Picture Gallery. Tbilisi, Georgia.
1996, 1994 - German/Georgian Art Festival "Gvinobisa", Tbilisi, Georgia.
1996 - "Georgian Art" Gallery "Orient", Tbilisi, Georgia.