SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Department of Arts and Sciences, Discipline of Arts

Professor





Born on 24 September 1956, In Tbilisi. In 1971-1975 he studied at I. Nikoladze Art College; In 1975-1981 he continued his studies in Tbilisi State Academy of Art, Faculty of Painting.1982-1985 -Post graduate course at Academy of Arts of USSR. Since 1980, he has been actively exhibiting his works in Georgia and abroad. Participated in group exhibitions and realized personal ones too. In 1986-1996 he was a secretary of the Union of Artists of Georgia and the Chairman of the Youth Union.

Work experience:

  • Teacher of drawing at the secondary school in Gldani village (1981-1985);
  • Nikoladze Art College – Head of the Course and Teacher (1985-1990);
  • Lecturer at Shota Rustaveli Theater and Film University, and Tbilisi Academy of Arts (1996-2000);
  • Professor, Vice Rector at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts(2001-2003);
  • Rector of Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Professor (2003-2011);
  • Professor at Ilia University (2010-present)

Scientific interests / research interests

Art history and theory, art philosophy

Books:

  • 200 stories about painting, Tbilisi, 2017;
  • Dialogues from Monologue. Tbilisi, 2000;
  • Thoughts on Ephemera.Tbilisi,1994

Articles in newspapers:

“Questions that have no Answers” Revolveri,#5, 2017

An extensive list of publications:

  • Precipice echoing precipiceTbilisi, 2016;
  • TESTAMONI DEL TRAMONTO. Catalog, Tb., 2015;
  • Catalog. Introductory Text, Tbilisi, 2014;
  • Tbilisi cultural life. Article: The traditions of the art education of Tbilisi. Tb., 2014;
  • Madonna Donne, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend 2012;
  • Fra Angelico, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2012;
  • Medici Guest, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2012;
  • Daniele da Volterra, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2012;
  • Light in the dark. About El Greco, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2012;
  • Gareji Guard, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • URLICHT, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • Andrea del Castagno, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • Together with Artists, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • On the way to Pontormo, addition to newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • Secretly said, newspaper “24 Hours” – Weekend, 2013;
  • Art of Drawing, Tbilisi 2011;
  • Academy of Art. History and the Present. Tb., 2011;
  • Georgia and modernity. Article: Trends of Contemporary Art. Tb., 2010;

Current Courses

Course Catalog

  • Western European art from the Renaissance to Romanticism. 2017-2018 academic year, I semester,BA level;
  • Introduction to the art and art history, 2017-2018 academic year, I semester, BA level;
  • Excursus in old, modern and contemporary arts, 2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017, I and II semester; BA level
  • Art of Northern Europe in XIV-XX centuries, 2013-2014 academic year, I and II semesters. BA level