Treasures of Georgia

Los Angeles Photo and Art Exhibition - TREASURES of GEORGIA Sep 9th 2010 4pm-11pm

Foundation Georgia marked milestones with our Treasure of Georgia Annual Exhibition at LA Reflection Center. Our Exhibition brought a response from California to New York, and added a new link to the Georgian Artists of America.


Foundation Georgia. will continue to achieve its goal of furthering the cause of contemporary Georgian artists through its Annual Exhibition, open to all members and non- members, demonstrations, lectures, awards at the Annual, slide program, a newsletter mentioning all activities of the Members and Associate Members and other cultural activities.

Georgian Churches - The Georgian Apostolic Autocephalous Orthodox Church (Georgian: საქართველოს სამოციქულო მართლმადიდებელი ავტოკეფალური ეკლესია, sakartvelos samocikulo martlmadidebeli avtok'epaluri ek'lesia) traces its origins to the mission of Apostle Andrew in the 1st century. It is an autocephalous (self-headed) part of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Since the 4th century A.D., Georgian Orthodoxy has been the state religion in parts of Georgia, and it remains the country's largest religious institution.

Gia Chikvaidze wrenching view of life's aspects entirely his own. His scenes are worried with a saturating delight for the self-satirical gasconade of human posture and illuminated with an extraordinary skill for whimsical expression. Born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia in 1961, Chikvaidze found early guidance from the artists in his own family before studying graphics and book illustration at Tbilisi Academy of Art. Besides illustration and commissioned murals, he worked on set design for numerous theatrical and movie projects while exhibiting his work throughout Central and Eastern Europe, including expositions in Germany, Yugoslavia, Finland, Poland and Italy. He also pursued an interest in archeology on a number of expeditions in Georgia before moving to his current home in Los Angeles, California.


Nana Tchitchoua creates in diverse media and technologies; she is an artist, filmmaker and independent curator. Nana (Nanuka) Tchitchoua was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1978. Growing up through the decline and fall of the Soviet Empire; her surroundings were at once tumultuous and immutable. She was predisposed with a sense of deep connections to her ancestral past, and the fragile translucence of the present. The crumbling societal structure in Georgia forced her family to flee in the early 90s. Throughout this, she developed a personal aesthetic through painting, and later filmmaking; a spiritual collision of fragmentary epochs. After immigrating to the United States in 1992, she studied at the California Institute of the Arts, receiving a BFA in Art in 2000 and an MFA in Experimental Filmmaking in 2002. Over the past six or seven years Nana has been associated with * The Museum of Jurassic Technology where she has strongly interwoven her enormously rich Georgian culture into the workings and the fabric of the institution.


Ushangi Kumelashvili is an internationally known artist/sculptor working primarily in stone. Ushangi’s work is highly recognizable for its unique artistry and style, which stem from his inner vision and his immersion in the culture of his native Georgia and other ethnic cultures of the former Soviet Union.

His lifelong devotion to his art began at age 9, with his first stone sculpture, which was completed at age 11. His first award in competition came at age 13. In 1981 he was brought to Moscow as a sculptor for the Russian Department of Monuments. During this period, he was also Master/Teacher at the Moscow Studio of Fine Arts.

Ushangi is a 1968 Graduate of the State Art School, Tbilisi, Georgia and a 1972 Graduate of the Georgian National College of the Arts.

Since immigrating to the United States, Ushangi’s work has been exhibited and commissioned in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Sierra Foothills and Los Angeles, where he now resides.


Amiran Parqosadze was born in Tbilisi, Georgia, 1941. He graduated from Nikoladze Art Collage in 1961. In 1968 he graduated from the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts. Since 1971 is a member of the Union of Georgian Artists.

He participates in national and international exhibitions. His works are kept in the Tbilisi State Museum of Modern Art and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Russia. His paintings are also in private collections in different countries (USA, Germany, Italy, England, France, Poland, Turkey, Japan, China, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Holland, Belgium and Hungary).

The painter is still active in his profession. The information about his creative work is printed in newspapers and magazines.