Works by Salome Rigvava (b. 1988, Gagra, Abkhazia, Georgia) are in private collections in Germany, Japan, USA, Sweden, the UK, Russia and her homeland Georgia.
Salome is currently studying MFA at the New York Academy of Art. She also completed her studies on a full scholarship at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design with Professor Holger Bunk in 2014. Prior to that, she studied painting at the Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Earning a Bachelor’s degree (2006-2010) and a Master’s degree (2010-12).
She has participated in many personal and group exhibitions all around the world and was an Artist in Residence at Art Mora Studio Program in Ridgefield, New Jersey during the summer of 2016.
Salome Rigvava lives and works in New York, USA.
About the Artworks
Salome Rigvava often focuses on one heavy cultural symbol and explores her subject in terms that are deeply personal. The figures are often females in different degrees of awareness of their being painted. The tones are soft and pretty but can take on a hyper-saturated and dark quality that lends to the psychology.