Artist from United States
About the artist Lizi Budagashvili
I am Lizi, a 19-years-old artist from the country of Georgia. Apart from being an artist, I compose music and write poems. A little bit about the motif why I chose art: I paint because I feel that my inner energy, which is being ceaselessly accumulated, needs to be released and I cannot find rest until I settle it down in an artwork. That is why I am very sensitive about all my artworks, as there is a part of me still living in each. I try to put as much energy as I can in it because I believe that the vividness of energy in artwork determines how long will the life of artwork will be, for how long will this energy last and stay there: maybe for a few months, maybe forever. I want to bring Joan Miro's quote which I can truly relate to in terms of passion and inspirations: "I begin my paintings because something jolts me away from reality. This shock can be caused by a little thread that comes loose from the canvas, a drop of water that falls, the fingerprint my thumb leaves on the shiny surface of this table." These little details that Miro lists are mostly the ones that give artists the privilege of getting inspired by the things that mostly remain unnoticed. Whenever I paint, I feel a passion grasping me and making me lose myself. This is why I believe that the artistic process is a paradox of belonging to yourself and losing yourself at the same time.
- Community member since December 20th, 2019
- Kind of fine art:PaintingDrawing
2019, June - Solo Exhibition at Georgian National Museum 2018, Dilijan, Armenia, Group Exhibition. 2018, May.Vanadzor, Armenia, Vanadzor Fine Arts Museum. Solo Exhibition 2017, March- April.Vienna, Austria. Solo Exhibition. 2016,March,Vienna,Austria. Solo exhibition 2016, November.Tbilisi, Georgia. Solo exhibition of illustrations for my own book and simultaneously presentation of the book at Writers’ House of Georgia. 2015.March.Tbilisi, Georgia.Personal exhibition in Gallery “Art-Avenue” 2014.April.Adria, Italy. Solo exhibition, solo poetry evening and concert at the same time at Ca’Zen. 2014.Tbilisi, Georgia. Solo Personal exhibition “Behind the window of soul”
Currently studying at Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Fine Arts and minoring in Business of Art and Design. Was accepted by New York University, School of Art Institute of Chicago, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Art London, Goldsmith University of London, UCL, Brighton University, Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2019 graduated from United World College Dilijan. In 2017 got accepted in Tbilisi Academy of Arts, painting course. in 2017 successfully graduated Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Central Musical School for Gifted Children(12 years), Composition class. At the same school till 2014 used to study as a pianist. in 2017 became a student of Tbilisi State Conservatoire. In 2016 successfully graduated 10-year Republic Art School, Painting course.