Guram Mgebrishvili

~ Artist, Iconographer, Silversmith ~



Address: Rustavi XIX m/R Corp. 4, apart. 77
Tel: + 995 593 34 53 37
Ude, Adigeni region, Georgia
January 9, 1949 – was born in Ude, Adigeni District, Georgia
1973 – Graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts, major-stage setting designer
1973-1974 – service in armed forces
1973-2007 – artistic stage director at Rustavi State Theatre

Personal exhibitions:
1997 – Tbilisi Central Saloon
1997 – Exhibition hall of the Publishing House “Merani” in Tbilisi
1999 – Rustavi city D. Tsitsishvili gallery
1999 – Painted the church of village Bolajauri, Adigeni district, together with children
1992-2000 - Set the riza (cover) of Iveron icon of Mother of God for Tbilisi Sioni Cathedral
2001 - Rustavi city D. Tsitsishvili gallery
2001 – Illustrations for Georgian History book published in English “Where Georgian will reach”
2002 – Book-album Famous Bagrationi monarchs in fights
2002 – Memorial exhibition devoted to the Act of Terrorism of September 11, USA-Georgia, Tbilisi Central Gallery
2002 – Memorial exhibition devoted to act of terrorism of September 11, USA – Georgia, Tbilisi Central Gallery
2003 – International fair of culture “Caucasus 2003”
2006 – International exhibitions: Tbilisi gallery in Hobi together with children

From 1972-till today he realized 27 staging at different theatres of Georgia
2003-2006 mounted the pavilion of Rustavi TV channel

2004-2005 – Painted the churches of villages Tsachkhuru and Napostari in Martvili district together with son Alexander
2006 – Painted the church in village Tskhurkevi, Chiatura district together with son Alexander
2007-2008 – painted the St. Nino Church in village Ude, Adigeni region together with son Alexander
For years, he created the series of Patriarch’s portraits for Patriarchate of Georgia
He has written and set many icons for churches and private collections in Georgia as well as in many foreign countries

His works are protected in Georgian art Fund, in Tbilisi art Academy fund, Theatre and Cinema museum, also in private collections in different countries.

From 1982 – he was a member of Union of Artists of former USSR and was taking active participation in exhibitions in different cities and countries.
He was published in a catalogue “Who’s who”, 2000
1999-2003 – Guided the Rustavi Union of Artists and was a member of the board of Georgian Artists Union
2002 – was awarded with the Order of Dignity
2003 - Received a special thanks from the President of Georgia

Many articles were written about Mr Guram Mgebrishvili. Participated in several TV shows in Georgia.
Mr Guram Mgebrishvili is married and has four children.





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GEORGIA
PEARL OF CAUCASUS

Georgia is the country of remarkable history and culture. The country is at the crossroads of Europe and Asia though Georgian culture has preserved its traditions and original style. Christianity was introduces in Georgia in the 1st century. According to tradition, holy Apostles Andrew, Matthias and Simon the Zealot (Canaanite) taught the Gospel in Georgia in 1st century. Officially, Chritianity was declated as a state religion by King Mirian in 337. From the 11th to the 13th century, Georgia experienced its “Golden Age of cultural, political and military ascendancy”. The reign of Queen Tamar represented the peak of Georgia's might in the whole history of the nation. Georgian murals, icons and closonné enamel artworks are preserved in churches, monasteries and various museums and regarded by experts as a unique and highly impressive masterpieces.

Georgian art has evolved for millennia. The unique geographical location of Georgia has brought travelers, merchants, missionaries and conquerors of all kinds and creeds, and defined the country's cultural and artistic environment throughout its history. Georgian art tradition has thus experienced influences from Roman, Byzantine and oriental art throughout antiquity. It has further grown within the framework of Christian ecclesiastical and middle-eastern art of the Middle Ages, and ultimately it has evolved in the context of European art from the 19th century onwards.

Modern Georgian iconography is characterized by the revival of clasical traditions.