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CV & Bio

Nana Bagdavadze is a Georgian born and classically trained American artist.

Her works are in numerous permanent collections, including, NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center, National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, University of Kansas,
Swedish Cancer Institute, Seattle, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center,
National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, Washington DC, Government Center in
Salem, Oregon, and private collections throughout the world.

She has been exhibiting in US and Europe for many years.

Nana’s ongoing work is inspired by science. “Nanovisions” series represent the
symbols of DNA molecule, and are based on her experience as a bone marrow
donor. Mixed media series are inspired by collaboration with scientists at the NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center.

Nana is well-known portrait artist and has been commissioned all over the world.

She has taught Painting and Drawing in Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia,
adjunct faculty in the Seattle Pacific University, at the Frye Art Museum, Bellevue
Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Kirkland Art Center,
University of Washington Experimental College, workshops in France and at the
Hill Center, in Washington, DC.

She was granted permanent residency in 1994, in “Outstanding Artist” category
and became US citizen in 1999.

Based in Washington, DC with her husband Sandro, space physicist at NASA,
Nana Bagdavadze frequently travels for commissions, teaching and exhibitions.



NASA Goddard Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, Washington, DC

Swedish Hospital Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Rieger Hall

Government Center Building, Salem, OR

The Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean, VA

Numerous private collections in US and Europe



Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 2017-18

Salem Open Salon -2016

Open Studios 2015-2016

Hill Center, Washington, DC, 2014

Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 2013,“Between the Lines; Contemporary Drawing Now”, Lynn Myers curator

Arts Club of Washington, Monroe Gallery, Washington, DC 2012

National Library of Georgia, Tbilisi, 2010

Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC, 2010

Venable, LLC, Washington, DC, 2010

Edison Gallery, Washington, DC, 2009

Workhouse Gallery, Lorton, VA, 2009

Artomatic, DC, 2008

Wingnut Gallery Seattle, WA, 2004

Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy, 2003

Beadleston Gallery, New York, NY, 2001

Seanet Corporation, Seattle, WA, 1995

Women’s University Club, Seattle, WA, 2004

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2002 and 2003

COCA, Seattle, WA, 2000

Pratt Fine Arts, Seattle, WA, 2002 and 2004

Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA 1998

University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1994

Ambassador Hall, Pasadena, CA, 1995

Foster White Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 1993

Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1992

Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1991

Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA, 1990



Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, Washington, DC, 2011-14 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2000-present

Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA, 1993-2005

Women’s University Club, Seattle, WA 1993-2006

Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA, 2002-2004

University of Washington Experimental College, 1993-2000

Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 1995

Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland WA, 1997-2000

Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, Lecturer,1989 and 2003

Lakeside School, Seattle, WA, Lecturer, 1989

Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts, Professor of Painting, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1985-1998



“Nana’s Nanovisions”, by Ivan Amato, Chemical and Engineering News Magazine

Maryland Public Television, pop-up exhibition

Voice of America: DC Science Café , Washington , DC, coverage of the presentation.

Voice of America: Interview at the artist’s studio.

“Bellevue Arts Museum celebrates Pratt Fine Arts Center”

Featured Artist: “Real Change” weekly newspaper, by Lisa Edge.

DNA-the source of inspiration”, by Nina Gedevanishvili “24Hours” Magazine, Tbilisi.

“Artist Portrait”, by Jim Magner, Hill Rag, Capital Community News, Washington, DC.



Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia, MFA, 1978-1984

Nicoladze Fine Arts College, Tbilisi, Georgia, BFA, 1974-1978

Hermitage Museum, Summer Studies, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1974-1978

School of Music, Piano, Tbilisi, Georgia, 1970-1977



Fluent in English, Georgian, Russian