Date of Award

August 2018

Degree Type





Juan Juarez

Second Advisor

Peter Beasecker


With my current body of work, I am trying to construct a myth-of-self, that casts a negative light on the relationship between the expectations of society and self-examination. I want to pull back the curtain on the delusions and oppressive taboos still preserved within post-Soviet and western societal dogmas. My current paintings reflect my personal encounters as an immigrant woman within the social construct of Georgian culture and its interaction with the western mindset. I want to make an attempt to represent mythological characters and narrative scenarios culled from the social position of woman/young girls in traditional Georgian society. I strive to recognize the radical change of young Georgian women. Feminism is still an exotic phenomenon, unacceptable in traditional Georgian families. However, now things must change.


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