Artist Irina Lavrinenko painted the fight against Covid-19 on the canvas for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Arts
Date Added: 30 April 2020, 14:41
Last Updated Date:22 January 2021, 11:51

Artists are continuing to raise awareness and support the struggle against the new type of coronavirus worldwide (Covid-19) with their artworks such as graffiti on the walls of buildings, shapes on stones, paintings on canvases and ceramics.

According to the information given by the Press and Public Relations Directorate of Near East University, artist Irina Lavrinenko reflected her art on canvas to support the fight against Covid-19 and draw attention to the warnings and measures taken against the coronavirus.

Artist Irina Lavrinenko said that we should comply with the calls and warnings during this challenging process, and stay at home to stay healthy.

In the statement, it was reported that for the Cyprus Museum of Modern Art, an artist will continue to share his or her three artworks such as paintings, prints, ceramics, graphite or sculpture to support the fight against the new type of coronavirus that caused a disaster around the world.

Who is Irina Lavrinenko?
She was born in Tbilisi in 1958. She studied at the Tbilisi State Art Academy between 1978 and 1983. She worked as an art teacher at No:53 School between 2001-2003. She worked as a teacher at State A. S. Pushkin Pedagogical Institute between 1987-1992. She has been a member of the Georgian Textile Group since 1997.

Some of the national and international exhibitions she participated in;
1997 - First international textile art exhibition “Be a friend”, 'The Museum System', Gallery
1998 - Exhibition of Georgian textile group in modern art gallery
1999 - "Silk Road" second international exhibition of textile art, National Painting Gallery
2000 - Contemporary Georgian fiber art; Seam Gallery, Megadim, Israel
2001 - Georgian Textile Fair, Karvasla Gallery
2001 - “Crossroad” - Third international textile art exhibition, Tbilisi Karvasla History Museum.
2003 - 4. International Textile Art Exhibition, Tbilisi Karvasla History Museum
2005 - 5th Russian Decorative Arts Festival, Ivanovo, Russia
2005 - Georgian blanket and applique (XIX-XX centuries), Tbilisi Karvasla History Museum
2006 - Georgian art exhibition in Chicago, USA
2006 - Won the first prize in the International 'Over the Head Blanket' Competition and Exhibition organized by the American Quilt Alliance.
2007 - Quilt exhibition at 'Racio' Gallery
2008 - Textile art exhibition in "9" gallery
2010 - Group exhibition "Blanket - Textile Art", gallery "Open Society Fund"
2010 - “Old and New Blankets” group exhibition - Georgian National Folklore Center
2010 - Quilt exhibition at the National Library of Georgia
2011 - US Embassy textile group exhibition
2012 - “Textile in Interior” Exhibition - Vetro Vario Gallery
2014 - The textile exhibition of Georgian artists held at the Apollo Kutateladze gallery at the Tbilisi State Art Academy.
2014 - “Barcelona Art Festival”, international exhibition at Spain Island Gallery
2016 - “315” exhibition, Chardin gallery

The artist opened many solo exhibitions:
2007 - Solo exhibition at the US Embassy in Georgia
2002 - Solo exhibition at the American school in Tbilisi
2003 - Solo exhibition at the United Nations Headquarters
2006 - Solo exhibition at 'Center Point' Gallery
2018 - Solo exhibition at the Chardin gallery