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Lia Chechelashvili

Artistic education: self-taught.
Main exhibitions: Group exhibition “New Colours“, International company “Anima“ presents self-educated painters in Modern art gallery, Tbilisi, November 1993.
Solo exhibition in Old gallery, Tbilisi, March 1995.
Solo exhibition in Old gallery, Tbilisi, January 1999.
Solo exhibition “Interactions” in Art-Domain gallery, Port d’Andratx,
Mallorca, Spain, September 2003.
Group exhibition in World Fine Art gallery, Chelsea, New York,
February 2004.
Group exhibition “Urbanscene” in Primo Piano Living gallery, Lecce, Italy,
June 2004.
Group exhibition “Summer2004” in Galeriazero, Barcelona, Spain,
June 2004.
Participation in Salon International de St Jean de Monts at Palais des Congrès de St Jean de Monts, France, July 2004.
Group exhibition “A History of Conflict-A future of Hope” in Frazier Museum,
Louisville, Kentucky, USA, September 2004.
Group exhibition at Sala Barna, Barcelona, Spain, October 2004.
Group exhibition at Galerie Natalie Boldyreff, Paris, France, October 2005.
Participation in Salon d'Automne 2005 which took place at Parc Floral de Paris,
from 20 till 30 October; Paris, France, 2005.
Participation in biennale “EMMA 2007”, European Masters of Modern Art, which
took place in historical water-castle in Burgau, Austria, from 14 April till 5 May
2007.
Group exhibition at “Infusion Gallery”, Los Angeles, California, February 2008.
Group exhibition “Mint Green” at the Attic, New Delhi, India, from 28 September
till 8 October 2008.
Participation in International Art Exhibition on the wonders of music "Symphony
of Art&Music", Olpadwala Hall, Kolkata, India, August 2009.
Solo exhibition at “New Art Café”, Tbilisi, Georgia, November 2009.

Publications :
Article in “Vecherni Tbilisi”, weekly newspaper, Tbilisi, 8 March 1999.
Article in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, volume#12, New York, February 2004.
Article in “Ouest France”, dedicated to the painters who participated in Salon International de
St Jean de Monts au Palais des Congrès de St Jean de Monts, France, 26 July 2004.
“Who's Who in Visual Art”, Vol 2006-2007, Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig, 2006
“Who's Who in Visual Art”, Vol 2008-2009, Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig, 2008


Awards: KaraArt Silver Award, March 2004.
Finalist of online juried fine art competition “No Limit 2004”, at Artrom gallery,
June 2004.
Artmajeur Silver Award, July 2004.
Included in the “Nudes of the month” calendar at Barebrush, June 2007.
Distinction Prize of 2007 at Artbhoomi contest.

Reviews

“Georgian artist Lia Chechelashvili’s minimalist art is her signature in my opinion. These works will stand the test of time in their modern expression of movement in contemporary intimate human relationships with other people, with activities, with objects.
Simplicity speaks volumes in these works, potently emotive and vigorously insightful. The viewer feels the movement, the very air and potency of the moment. As if a voyeur, one watches subtle interplays, imagined in the mind by suggestion in each arc and vector, each fabulously conceived line and curve.
Marvelous. I can see these…feel these wonderful works gracing the halls a music school, a dance school, a wonderfully intimate social lounge, the hallowed halls of a respected university…and my own music room. Can’t you feel them, too?”
Artist, writer, musician D. L. Keur
“The Art of Lia Chechelashvili”, Art Reviews by D. L. Keur, 23/07/2007





”Lia Chechelashvili uses lines to describe relationships. Her painting The Cube depicts two figures: one female figure made of weightless line that freely moves about as it describes the female form and one male figure that exists more statically in the lower region of The Cube.
The play between Chechelashvili's figures and her clever use of line is telling. With just enough information she describes a universal relationship within a closed system - a familiar allegory of male and female archetypes. With well-considered line she defines a still introverted male, facing away from the viewer and the curvilinear levitating female.
Chechelashvili's work examines human narrative within reductive form. Her background in quantitative thinking is a visible component in her efficiently designed figures and volumes. Chechelashvili's figures exist between physiological and psychological representation. With linear transformations she skews the viewer's perceptions and entices a rewarding visual journey.”

ArtisSpectrum Magazine, Volume 12, New York, 2004




“Lia Chechelashvili's work is an exercise in means and effect. As she says, "minimum means and maximum expression" is her goal. Her work plays with the formal character of continuous white line on a dark background. The sinuous drawings wrap around the picture transforming line into figuration, denoted dimension, and pure abstraction. Other works exercise the same dramatic rhythmic form but use color. Lia's world is a magical one. The characters live in a weightless and sometimes boundless space. Characters and forms relate to one another in a way that speaks about human interaction. In this sense, her work is about the relationship between individuals and the space of interaction.”

From the catalogue published during my solo exhibition in 1999, “Old gallery”, Tbilisi