Crash II

Emerging Artists

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Crash II, Oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2017

Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nina Kintsurashvili earned her Bachelors degree from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Born in the family of artists, Nina started creating and exhibiting her work at early age. Since then she's been actively involved in Tbilisi's art scene. In 2017 Nina received Fulbright scholarship to pursue her MFA in U of I Intermedia program. Currently she's residing in Iowa City  where she's studying and teaching at the U of I. Nina's work has been exhibited in many group exhibitions including Future Late show in Tate Modern, as well as her two solo shows in Container gallery in Tbilisi. She's the recipient of Tbilisi Mayor's Award, State Minister of Georgia of NATO and EU integration Award, Minister of Culture and Monuments protection Award and Art NXT Level Award at Chicago Wetpaint Biennial.

In her own words:

My working concept is based on the observation of my inner interests and personal experiences as well as the outside environment. I believe that art should be personal, but at the same time it should not detach itself from the environment where it grows. My personal experience with religion, Orthodox iconography, social norms and issues with conservatism in my country Georgia are main themes of my art. This is the way how I get closer to everyday life, or even to bygone and perceive things in my own way. For me It's not about expressing identity and individuality, it's about creating identity and individuality through the process.  I experiment  with various styles, media and possibilities. Currently, as a main subject, I'm most interested in painting, using elements of traditional art and old techniques in eclectic settings, while reflecting on what it is like to be raised in Post Soviet Georgia as a woman.

See Nina's work on Instagram here

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on April 13, 2018

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