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Ushangi Kumelashvili

Phone: 3238734793

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"My inspiration is nature."

"My work is an ongoing study of the dynamic relationship between form and emotion."

Ushangi is an internationally known artist/sculptor working primarily in stone. Ushangi’s work is highly recognizable for its unique artistry and style, which stem from his inner vision and his immersion in the culture of his native Georgia and other ethnic cultures of the former Soviet Union.

His lifelong devotion to his art began at age 9, with his first stone sculpture, which was completed at age 11. His first award in competition came at age 13. In 1981 he was brought to Moscow as a sculptor for the Russian Department of Monuments. During this period, he was also Master/Teacher at the Moscow Studio of Fine Arts.

Ushangi is a 1968 Graduate of the State Art School, Tbilisi, Georgia and a 1972 Graduate of the Georgian National College of the Arts.

Since immigrating to the United States, Ushangi’s work has been exhibited and commissioned in Washington D.C., the San Francisco Bay Area, Portland, Sierra Foothills and Los Angeles, where he now resides.


  • 1994 Top bid; The Chase Foundation/Director’s Guild, Los Angeles, "Mother and Child"
  • 1981 First place, all USSR competition, memorial monument to Tsiolkovski, Soviet space scientist
  • 1973 Moscow Art Fund Award
  • 1971 Union of Georgian Artists Award
  • 1970 Young Georgians Award


  • 1994 Lexi International convention booth, Anaheim, California, first prize
  • 1995 Lexi International convention booth, Long Beach, California, first prize
  • 1991 Nicolo Paganini, marble, private collector, Hollywood
  • 1991 Omar Khayyam, marble, private collector, Hollywood
  • 1990 Marble fountain, residence, Beverly Hills


  • Johnson Art Collection, Los Angeles, CA, September 2006
  • Paneala Gallery, Carmel, CA, August 2006
  • Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles, CA, September 2005
  • Russian American Fine Arts Exhibition, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA, November 2004
  • Canapo Galleries, Carmel, CA, July 2003
  • Bradford Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA June 2001
  • Main Street Gallery, Murphys, CA, 2000
  • Ironstone Gallery, Murphys, CA, 1999
  • Carol Garsten Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, November 1997
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July - September 1996
  • Gallery M, Fresno, CA, October 1995
  • Left Bank Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, September 1995
  • The Director’s Guild, Los Angeles, CA, April 1995
  • Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, May 1994; October 1993
  • Beverly Hills Public Library, Beverly Hills, CA, March 1993
  • LA Art Association, Los Angeles, CA, June 1992