ABOUT N.M. ENAMEL

Inspired by pieces over a thousand years old, Natia Malazonia pairs old with new by creating original, dynamic work with enamel. Malazonia studied textile design at the Academy of Arts in Tbilisi, Georgia, Her first major inspiration came from the Khakhuli triptych, a repoussé icon of the Virgin Mary created in medieval times. Incorporating precious stones donated by David the Builder, the former King of Georgia, the triptych boasts more than a hundred pieces of cloisonné enamel. Determined to pay homage to this 12th Century masterwork, Malazonia began studying the cloisonné technique, developing a new style that incorporates pigment. Of her approach, Malazonia says, “To me the combination of traditional and contemporary techniques starts new tendencies and open endless space for creativity.”  

Malazonia is dedicated to technological processes that distinguish her from contemporary painters. Yet the content of her work depends heavily on her emotional state, which, alongside her affinity for color, is the driving force behind her art. “At each stage of the process I gain new, invaluable experience.”

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  • Higher education: Tbilisi State Academy of Arts          1996 - 2002

  • Specialty: Designer of tapestry and feature fabrics or Textile Designer

  • Training courses: Assistant – Internship program 2002 - 2005

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  • Qualification: Professional artist with the right to teach at the high school

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  • The  Doctoral faculty of Chemical Technologies and Metallurgy .

  • The Experimental-Creative Centre of Artistic Enamels and Material Processing 2010

  • Since 2012 – member of Georgian International Creative Union of Artists #031/12  - member of Enamel Guild / North East (EGNE) USA

  •    - member of The Creativ-Kreis- International/World Wide Artis          

  • - member of  Northern California Enamel Guild (NCEG)                                                     

  •                                               Exhibition                                                         1999     “National Gallery” Modern Georgian Applied Arts, “Textile – Batik – Plastic”, Work – “Antagonism”

  • 2001     Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Big Exhibition Hall, Tapestry “Emotion”

  • 2001     National Gallery, Tapestry “Emotion”

  • 2002     Charity action on Charden street

  • 2003     Tbilisi Academy of Arts, Big Exhibition Hall, Painting, “Still Life”, Graphics “Nature”

  • 2004     Sh. Amiranashvili Art Museum “From Collections of the Museum”, Tapestry “Emotion”

  • 2004     Gallery “Ornament”, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 2005     Gallery “Ornament”, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 2006     Gallery “Ornament”, Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 2007     Limoges Exhibition Hall, Limoges, France

  • 2007     Gallery “Meno Nisha”, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2008     Gallery “Art Space Gallery”, London, Great Britain

  • 2008     Gallery “Meno Nisha”, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2009     “Rebirth of Enamel of the 21st century”, Conference-masterclass, Oakland – San Francisco, USA

  • 2009     Gallery Christensten Gallery Oakland – San Francisco, USA

  • 2009     Gallery “Meno Nisha”, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • 2009     “The continuation of an ancient tradition - Cloisonne Enamel from Georgia”  Vilnius "European capital of Culture 2009

  • 2012     "Irma’s Gallery" Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 2016     Agora gallery  "Elixir of Nature" New York, USA

  • 2016     September 17, Venice in art - Casanova Award, Venice, Italy

  • 2016     October, 4th Dutch Biennial, Award 1 Place, Valkenswaard, Holland,

  • 2016     October, MEMBER EXHIBITION, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ENAMEL GUILD

  • 2016     December, tapestry and artistic textile museum, Exhibition

  • 2017     January, Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Contemporary Art, Exhibition of Artists Union in

  • 2017     February 18, INTERNATIONAL PRIZE CRISTOFORO COLOMBO, Genoa, Italy

  • 2017     April, NY ART EXPO, USA.

  • 2018     April, NY ART EXPO, USA.

  • 2018 13 May Marketspace-Vendor-Events Summit NJ

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  • 2018. 16 September Visual Arts Center of New Jersey P.A.L. Classic Car Show & Summit Arts Festival 

  • 2018 11/12 October ,508 W 26th St5th FloorNew York ,POP_UP Exhibition Gallery Margo.USA

  • 2018 October 12– November 8  MAG/NCEG/ACCI Gallery All Member Show: Transforming  ACCI Gallery, 

  • International Enamel Exposition in Limoges August 20.2018.France

  • The 4th Geoje International Art Festival in 2018  "Love and Inspiration"in Korea.

  • 2018 October 21-November 17 Under Fire 2 enameling exhibition at Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts.,  A National Juried Enamel Exhibition featuring 64 artists.USA

  • 2019 ARTEXPO NEW YORK | APRIL 4–7 | PIER 90

  • 2019  May 18  Enamel Guild North East 27th Annual Enameling Conference.

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Photos of Cloisonne Enamel Technique .