Lia Chechelashvili's work is an exercise in means and effect. As she says, "minimum means and maximum expression" is her goal. With a background in math, Chechelashvili's analytic nature is well suited for the problems of reductive representation. Her work plays with the formal character of continuous white line on a dark background. The sinuous drawings wrap around the picture transforming line into figuration, denoted dimension, and pure abstraction. Other works exercise the same dramatic rhythmic form but use color. Chechelashvili's world is a magical one. The characters live in a weightless and sometimes boundless space. Characters and forms relate to one another in a way that speaks about human interaction. In this sense, her work is about the relationship between individuals and the space of interaction.
Exhibitions: Group exhibition “New Colours“, International company “Anima“ presents
self-educated painters in Modern art gallery, Tbilisi, November 1993.
Solo exhibition in Old gallery, Tbilisi, March 1995.
Solo exhibition in Old gallery, Tbilisi, January 1999.
Solo exhibition “Interactions” in Art-Domain gallery, Port d’Andratx,
Mallorca, Spain, September 2003.
Group exhibition in World Fine Art gallery, Chelsea, New York,
Group exhibition “Urbanscene” in Primo Piano Living gallery, Lecce, Italy,
Group exhibition “Summer2004” in Galeriazero, Barcelona, Spain,
Salon International de St Jean de Monts at Palais des Congrès de St Jean de
Monts, France, July 2004.
Group exhibition “A History of Conflict-A future of Hope” in Frazier Museum,
Louisville, Kentucky, USA, September 2004.
Group exhibition at Sala Barna, Barcelona, Spain, October 2004.
Group exhibition at Galerie Natalie Boldyreff, Paris, France, October 2005.
Participation in Salon d'Automne 2005 which took place at Parc Floral de Paris,
from 20 till 30 October; Paris, France, 2005.
Participation in biennale “EMMA 2007”, European Masters of Modern Art, which
took place in historical water-castle in Burgau, Austria, from 14 April till 5 May
Group exhibition at “Infusion Gallery”, Los Angeles, California, February 2008.
Group exhibition “Mint Green” at the Attic, New Delhi, India, from 28 September
till 8 October 2008.
Article in “Vecherni Tbilisi”, weekly newspaper, Tbilisi, 8 March 1999.
Article in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, volume#12, New York, February 2004.
Article in “Ouest France”, dedicated to the painters who participated in Salon International de
St Jean de Monts au Palais des Congrès de St Jean de Monts, France, 26 July 2004.
“Who's Who in Visual Art”, Vol 2006-2007, Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig, 2006
“Who's Who in Visual Art”, Vol 2008-2009, Art Domain Whois Verlag, Leipzig, 2008
Awards: KaraArt Silver Award, March 2004.
Finalist of online juried fine art competition “No Limit 2004”, at Artrom gallery,
www.artrom.com, June 2004.
Artmajeur Silver Award, www.artmajeur.com, July 2004.
Included in the “Nudes of the month” calendar at www.barebrush.com, June 2007.
Distinction Prize of 2007 artbhoomi.com contest.