San Francisco, CA
Vera Tchikovani is an abstract and gestural painter. Her painting is a journey of self discovery and a search for authenticity in artistic expression. Her process involves her whole being : emotional, intellectual and physical, and is based on her whole being : life experiences , visions, responses to life. She does not begin her painting with a preconceived plan or idea, but rather allows the subconscious guide the process and establish the rhythm, harmony and balance . She is especially committed to the search for simplicity and honesty in her art, and for that gesture, line and color that would best express her inner world.
Vera Tchikovani is an abstract painter who currently lives and works in San Francisco. She is of Russian descent, was brought up in Paris, France, and moved to the US in her early teens. She received an MA, and did post graduate work in Slavic Languages and Literature at UC, Berkeley. She had a successful career in education, but her true love was always art. She always kept in touch with the world of art. Her biggest influence is Abstract Expressionism, and she has studied painting under Glen Moriwaki , an abstract expressionist, for four years. Also she studied under Robert Burridge, Ann Baldwin, Steve Aimone, Mira White, Nancy Hillis and Suzanne Jacquot. For the last ten years she has been a successful exhibiting artist who has been showing her work in the San Francisco Bay Area.