Maya SumbadzeTo tie in with the 3rd London BGS Georgian Film Festival, there will be a special exhibition in the Riverside Studios Gallery from 26th - 30th September. We are delighted to welcome Tbilisi artist Maya Sumbadze, who will be exhibiting with Maia Naveriani, a Georgian artist based in London. The exhibition of graphic works is called I Like The Design Of My Pain and draws on connections between pain and imagination, lived experience and fantasy. Strangely striking and calming at the same time, these figurative artworks juxtapose worlds of innocence and experience.

Maya Sumbadze (1972, Tbilisi) studied in Tbilisi and Amsterdam graduating in 1997. She has worked in multimedia since 1993 including performing vocals. She has exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Washington, Amsterdam, Prague, Istanbul and Georgia. Since 2004 she has worked as a graphic artist exhibiting in Europe. Download a pdf of Maya's CV here and here is her website cARTveli

The exhibition at Riverside is being sponsored by the cARTveli group established to promote Georgian artists on the international art scene.