With finessing fingers, black aphotic wit and winged imagination,
George (GIA) Chikvaidze creates a wrenching view of life's aspects
entirely his own. His scenes are worried with a saturating delight
for the self-satirical gasconade of human posture and illuminated
with an extraordinary skill for whimsical expression. Born in Tbilisi,
Republic of Georgia in 1961, Chikvaidze found early guidance from
the artists in his own family before studying graphics and book
illustration at Tbilisi Academy of Art.
Besides illustration and commissioned murals, he worked on set
design for numerous theatrical and movie projects while exhibiting
his work throughout Central and Eastern Europe, including expositions
in Germany, Yugoslavia, Finland, Poland and Italy. He also pursued
an interest in archeology on a number of expeditions in Georgia
before moving to his current home in Los Angeles, California.