ART:

Descovery for me: The Artist Vakhtang Oniani

Name: Vakhtang Oniani
Birth date: 1932
Address: 35, Saburtalo str., fl. 22,380094, Tbilisi, Republ
Phone: 995-32-382503
Fax: 1 503 2101323 .
E-mail:
oniani@art.ge
Home Page:
http://www.art.ge/detail.php3?id=68

Education and Exhibitions:
Education

1951 -58 – Studied at the Academy of Art in Tbilisi, the Faculty of Sculpture
1960 – Participated in the exhibition dedicated to the culture of Georgia, Poland.
1960 – Joined the Union of Artists of the USSR
1960 – Tour in France, Germany and Japan
1960-61 – Chief Designer of the “Drosha” magazine
1961 -62 – Tour in Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Chekoslovakia
1964-82 – Chief Designer of the State Committee of Typography, Tbilisi
1967 – Chief Designer of the Georgian Pavilion at the International Exhibition – Fair, held in Izmir
1962 – Chief Designer of the International Book Exhibition in Moscow
1963 – Sculpture “A Woman`s Figure” in Pitsunda
1972 – The monument to Mikheil Khergiani and sculptures “The Mother of Place” and “Makhvshi” (stone)
1978 – Tour in Italy, Malta
1980 – Sculpture “Amirani” (bronze) in the town of Signakhi, Georgia
1983 – The memorial state to Mikheil Khergiani in the moentains of Italy
1984 – The memorial “A Column of Knowledge” in Tbilisi
1985 – The memorial “The Golden Fleece” in Georgia
1992 – Completed the monument “The Revival”
1984-85 – Completed the monument “Arsena Marabdeli”

Exhibitions
1957 – The Republican Exhibition, – National Gallery, Tbilisi1958 – The International Art Exhibition, – Manege, Moscow
1959 – The young Artists Republican Exhibition, – Art Gallery, Tbilisi
1960 – Days of Georgian Culture in Poland, – Warsaw
1967 – Personal Exhibition in the Palace of Scientists, Leningrad
1971 – Personal Exhibition, – Gallery “Merani”, Tbilisi

Rewards
1967 – Honoured Artist of the Georgian SSR
1967 – Golden Medal for Exhibition at the International Exhibition in Algeria
1969 – Diploma for the Best Design, – Georgian Pavilion of the International Book Exhibition, held in Moscow; Bronze Medal – awarded by the Union of Artists of Georgia; All-Union Medal for Labour Valour
1992-2001 – Works in small plastic art

Publications
1972 – “Vakhtang Oniani” – The “Khelovneba” Publishers
1967 – “Betkili” (The Svan epos) – Literary treatment and decorative design of the edition, Publishing House “Nakaduli”, Tbilisi
1969 – “Ghiverghili” (The Svan epos) – Literary treatment and decorative design of the edition
1970 – “Ladter” (The Sva epos) – Literary treatment and decorative design of the book
1978 – “The Realm of Dali” (The Sva epos) – Publishing House “Sakartvelo”
1070 – The Georgian epos “Amirani” – Literary treatment of the various variants of the text and illustrations by Vakhtang OnianiCollections

Easel paintings:
“The Defence of the Caucasus” – Stone – Tbilisi
“A woman`s Portrait” – Stone – Moscow
“Tetu” – Stone – Moscow
“Amirani” – Bronze – Vladivostok, The Region Museum
“Alta” – Bronze – Art Museum of Georgia
“A Portrait” – Stone – The Found of the Ministry of Cultury of Georgia
“The Portrait of Lado Asatiani” – The Tsageri, Regional Museum
“Vardzia” – Stone – The Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia
“A Man from Lashkheti” – Stone – The Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia
“The Portrait of My Wife” – Bronze – The Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia
“Dali” – Stone – The Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia

Separate works are kept in state and private collections:
1. The Fund of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia and the USSR
2. The Galleries of Vladivostok, Riga, Tallin
3. Private collections in Italy, France, USA, Japan, Chekoslovakia
Family collections of the artist
Family collections of the artist`s son













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