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Name   : Zaal Svanishvili
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Svanishvili,Zaal-lomisoba
lomisoba / Other / 25.0 x 31.5 cm. / $ 750 USD

Description: "Lomisoba" - Celebration of the Cult of Wolf Nowadays tradition of celebration of the cult of wolf is still alive. Every year in Svaneti (Mountainous place in Georgia) you can attend performance with strange flag in shape of beast dedicated to the Cult of Wolf. During competition young men must conquer this flag and after that winner should keep honorary prize in his family. This celebration comes from immemorial period of time.



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Zaal Svanishvili

Biography
Zaal Svanishvili is a professional artist and illustrator. He was born in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, on Aprl 21 of 1964. He holds his M.A. degree in Graphic Arts from the State Academy of Fine Arts (Tbilisi, Georgia) and B.A. degree with Honors in Painting/Teaching from Nicoladze Art college (Georgia). Since 1976 he is a participant of national and international exhibitions. His awards include: 1976 - Third place. Group exhibition dedicated to children, Georgia. 1988 - First place. Group exhibition of Exli-bris, Academy of Fine Arts, Georgia. 2003 - Third place. Group exhibition. Poster contest and exhibition by organization ICBL Georgia, Netherlands & Thailand. Since 1997 Zaal has been a member of Georgian Artist's Union. He has illustrated more than 50 books, and created works for numerous companies and institutions. Currently Zaal works as an artist/designer for Busy Bee-jewelry company, NYC, US. Prior to moving to United States in 2006 as a permanent resident, Zaal was an Associate Professor of the Department of Monumental Decorative Art at Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia. He was teaching drawing. Zaal's work experience includes working as an graphic artist and illustrator for newspapers and magazines. Since 1991 Zaal has worked as a freelance artist as well. Zaal's wife Tamar is a professional artist, and they live with their two children in New York.
 
Statement
1991-2006 Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, monumental-decorative art department. Professor of drawing. 2003 masters degree in fine Arts. Mythography is an illustration of Myths. Zazas artworks show Georgian Myths and archaic culture, which is different and distinctive. They are done in form of the miniature. Artwork frames are filled by his own drawings. Artist used watercolor, acryl and ink. Also he uses very difficult technique for his art works.
 
Exhibitions
2006 Solo Art Workshop/Exhibition in the Bay Ridge Library. Brooklyn, NY 2004 Solo exhibition in the USAID's Hall. Tbilisi 2003 Solo exhibition in the USAID's Hall. Tbilisi 2003 Solo exhibition in the USA Embassy. Tbilisi 2003 Group exhibition. Poster contest and exhibition by organization ICBL Third premium. Georgia, Netherlands, Thailand & Kyrgyzstan
 

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