Nana Bagdavadze

Georgian-American artist Nana Bagdavadze is widely known for her paintings of symbolic DNA molecule structures as well as for her figurative art and portraiture. She earned her Master of Fine Art degree in painting and pedagogy at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia, where she also taught for several years before moving to the United States in 1990. Bagdavadze’s works are included in numerous permanent collections around the world including at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Washington, D.C.), the National Library of Georgia (Tbilisi), and the University of Kansas (Lawrence), among others. In her native country of Georgia, she is developing a cross-disciplinary platform to create a dialogue between various fields of the arts and science for the Caucasus region and beyond.