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.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
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
SELECTED GROUP AND SOLO SHOWS
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