Marianna Oakley, born 2 January,1963.
Graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Majoring in Art History (1981-1985).
Science degree PHD in 1993.
Chief researcher in “George Chubinashvili National Research Center For Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation”. Object for the research – Art of Scenography and Modern Georgian Art.
Head of Academic Council.
Visiting associate professor, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi state University. Department of Art History, Undergradute and Gradute Program.
Marianna Oakley is curator and organaizer of several exsebitions, among them:
Davit Sulakauri- Retrospeqtiv personal exhibition. Georgian National
Museum. I. Grishashvili Museumof the History of Tbilisi.
“Petre Otskheli – Retrospective”. P. Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi. Curator of the exhibition.
Alexander Bandzeladze – “Abstraction Experiments. Beyond the Borders”. Curator of the
“Georgian Stage Design”. Georgian Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Curator of the exhibition.
“A Refuge for Artistic Expressions. XX Century Georgian Scenography. Paris – Berlin – Tbilisi. European House, Tbilisi. Curator of the exhibition.
“Georgian Stage and Cinema Painting – Retrospective”. Pier Cardin center, Paris. Curator of the exhibition.
Core works and publications:
Teimuraz Murvanidze. Book-albom. Texst.
Simon (Soliko) Virsaladze. Book-albom. Texst.
Teimuraz Ninua . Book-Album. Texst. Art-book.
Koka Ignatov. Book-Album. Texst.
“Scene Painting. Collection of the Shota Rustaveli Theatre (1920 – 1950)”. Album, text – co. – Dali Lebanidze, Elene Tumanishvili.
Dato Sulakauri. Book-Album.
Prague Quadrennial, Georgian pavilion “ Woman’s voice”. Catalog
“Soliko Virsaldze”. Album – Monography. Author of the texst.
Nino Chubinishvili. Artist portrait. Jurnal “ Georgian Antiquinties” “
“Guranda Klibadze and Her Artistic World”. Journal “Academy”,
Tbilisi, State Academy of Art.
Guranda Klibadze. Exhibition Catalogue – “Monotypy”. Author of the text.
“Sergo Kobuladze and His Theatrical World”. Conference on modern and
Contemporary Georgian Arts. “Heritage and modernity”. Tbilisi.
20th century Georgian stage design – “Tradition and Innovativeness”.
International conference of Modern and Contemporary Art
“Memory, Art and Art History in the Search for Identity”.
Marianna Wrights a lot of articles about theatre, art exhibition, modern and contemporary Georgian Arts.
Member of OISTAT.( International organization of stage design and tecnic).
Member of ICOM (international Council of Museums).