"My art; a mirror in which the love of my HOMELAND is reflected."
Graphic artist, Gela Philauri was born in 1961 in Gori and today lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia. He studied at the Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, Graphic Art (1981-7) and M. S. Tuganov Arts professional School in Tskhinvali (1976-80). Between 1981 and 2000 Philauri worked as an artist/illustrator with state publishing houses and since 2000 he has cooperated with private publishing houses. He holds diplomas and certificates from organizations in USA, England, Switzerland, Russia, Hungary, France, Italy, Israel etc and his works and in private and public collections internationally.
Since 1986 - Member of USSR Young Artist’s Union
Since 2012 - Member of Georgian Artist’s Union
Since 2012 - Member of National Creative Unity of Georgian Artists
Since 2015 - Member of IWS (International Watercolor Society) Georgia
Since 2017 - Member in Circle Foundation for the Arts (Lyon, France)
Since 2017 - Member of Georgian Art Guild
Since 2019 - Member of Eurasian Artist’s Union
Since 2019 - Member of International Association VATIKAM (Paris, France)
Since 2020 - Associate Member of the National Pastel Society of Russia (НСП) (Moscow, Russian Federation)
Gold Medal in the REALISM category (International Fine Arts Exhibit
«ART CLASH», New York Realism Online Gallery, New York City, USA, 2016).
Gold Medal in the REALISM category
(international online exhibition "ART & SHADOW", New York, USA, 2019).
Gold Medal, First Place in the nomination of THEMATIC COMPOSITION
(Russian Cup of Artistic Work, Moscow, Russian Federation, 2019).
2018 - 2019 Russian Art Awards Laureate.
2018 - 2019 Laureate of the International contest «Best works», VATIKAM (Paris, France).
2019 American Art Awards Winner.
Solo and group exhibitions
Look for a detailed list on www.damenia-philauri.com
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist