Biography

Irma Kusiani (aka Ilona Kustan) was born in 1971. Her family often moved between Georgia and Ukraine and Irma calls both countries her motherlands. From 1985 to 1990 she attended Applied Arts College, department of ceramics. From 1990 to 1995 continued her education in the Art Academy, majoring in industrial design. During her studies in the Academy, she took part in numerous fashion shows both in her homeland and abroad and won two major awards for her ballroom attire designs.

In 1995 just before graduation she participated in an art exhibition together with a group of fellow graduates of the Academy. Unexpectedly, most of the attention at the exhibition wasn’t to the works of the Department of Fine Art students, but to her paintings. The color, the themes and the imagination was overwhelming – and Irma’s career as fine artist started.

Irma was invited to exhibit at the President’s Palace in Kiev, then in the Parliament. Her paintings were purchased by the President’s Administration and given as presents to foreign leaders and dignitaries.

Irma is married to a fellow artist from Georgia, has two children, but despite demands of her status as a mom, she paints every day and enjoys tremendous success in both her homelands and abroad. Irma and her family now reside in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Selected exibitions

2013
Art Marbella, Spain
Exclusive art fair, Deventer, Netherlands.
“Altinale” Hamburg, German
Art fair, Odense, Denmark

2012 - Solo show in the Ukrainian Embassy, Paris, France
2012- Privet Group Show, Los Angeles, California, USA
2011- Privet Group Show, Los Angeles, California, USA
2010- Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom
2009 – Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom

2008
Edinburgh Art Fair, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Art Ireland November Fair, RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom
Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, United Kingdom

2007
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London, United Kingdom
Art Ireland Winter Collection 2007, RDS Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland
"Spring Vernissage" At Golden Deer Art Gallery, North Hollywood, CA, USA

2006
Privet Group Show, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Privet Group Show, Los Angeles, California, USA
"American Art Festivals", Santa Monica, California, USA

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