Gela Philauri

"My art; a mirror in which the love of my HOMELAND is reflected."

Uplistsikhe, 2017 - Aquarelle & gouache on paper 40 x 35 cm

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

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Wandering Violinist, 2013 Aquarelle & gouache on paper 55 x 40 cm
Liakhvian Canyon, 2018 - Oil on canvas 40 x 50 cm
Old Church, 2017 - Aquarelle on paper 30 x 42 cm
Self Portrait, 2020 - Pastel on paper 65 x 45 cm
Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 29 cm
Tbilisian Variation Aquarelle/gouache on paper 40 x 23 cm
Old House, 2017 Aquarelle/gouache on paper 32 x 28 cm
Old House in Tbilisi, 2016 Aquarelle on paper 39 x 56 cm

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