Nana Bagdavadze is an artist known for her original interpretations of DNA molecule and portrait paintings. She has been exhibiting and teaching in the US and Europe for 25 years.
Her works are in permanent and private collections throughout the world, including; NASA, University of Kansas, Swedish Cancer Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, National Library of Georgia, National Institute of Municipal Law Officers, Washington D.C., Government Center in Salem, OR.
Born in Tbilisi, Georgia, Nana received her MFA at the Academy of Fine Arts, where she was a professor before moving to the United States.
She studied paintings of the old masters at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, and trained at the school of music for seven years.
In 1990, based on her professional merit, Nana Bagdavadze moved to the United States to pursue her career as an artist and teacher.
Currently, Nana works and resides in Washington, DC, and travels internationally for exhibitions and commissions.
“The way she represents DNA makes it so alive, so glowing, so intriguing, so mysterious, and I think all of those things are true”.
Francis Collins, Director of NIH and Human Genome Project
“The more we look at these remarkable images, the more they evoke simultaneously the unfathomed question of our genuine human identity and the answer to that question that lies in the creative human spirit which brings together true science and true art.”
Jacob Needleman, Professor Emeritus, SFSU, author of
‘American Soul” and “What is God?”
“An artist discovers her visual icon in life-or-death moment”
Ivan Amato, Chemical & Engineer News, “Nana’s Nano Vision”