Petviashvili was born in Tbilisi on the 25th of January, 1968. She
started to paint when she was one year and ten months old. The first
personal exhibition was held when she became 6. Up to the hundred of
her graphic and colour pictures were exhibited: the large-formatted,
highly complicated one-touch drawings, mostly. Scholars, as well as
the wide society, were bewildered to see an amazing skill of the
In the age of 8, Rusudan
Petviashvili held two personal exhibitions in Moscow. Three years
late, another exhibition took place again in Moscow, then in Tbilisi.
13-year-old Rusudan exhibited her works in different towns of France
and, finally, in Paris.
St. Yorre, an extraordinary press conference was held to explore the
phenomenon called the paintings of Rusudan Petviashvili. The following
years, the exhibitions were held in Wien, Budapest, Madrid, London,
again Moscow and Tbilisi as well as, in the recent years, in France
Books were published with Rusudan’s
illustrations. Among them are the joint-stock issues of Moscow and
Paris: “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin”
“National Fairy Tales of Georgia”.
Rusudan Petviashvili is listed in “2000
Famous Persons of XX Century”, the book published by the Cambridge
Rusudan participates in
painting of the miniatures for the Gospel, which is ahead for the
Cathedral of St. Trinity under the benediction of his Holiness and
Beatitude Ilia II, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia.