Levan Songulashvili (born 1991) is a New York-based visual artist. He earned his M.F.A. with honors from The New York Academy of Art in Painting and his B.F.A. from The Tbilisi State Academy of Arts in Drawing and Printmaking.
In 2017, USA has recognized Levan Songulashvili as an extraordinary artist and awarded him with an EB1 Permanent residence Green Card E16 Category — Alien With Extraordinary Ability, which is known as a “Genius Visa”.
Songulashvili’s work is held in public and private collections worldwide. He is the first Georgian artist whose works were selected for the permanent collection of The Brooklyn Museum, NY, along with the paintings of legendary artists.
In 2015-16, Songulashvili’s works were presented and sold at Take Home a Nude auction at Sotheby’s Auction House in NY.
Songulashvili received a number of national and international awards, including: The New York State Assembly Award for Achievements and Contribution to the Arts; The NYAA Merit Scholarship Award, and Portrait Award; Prime Minister’s Award; The International Education Center’s Full-Tuition Academic Scholarship Award.
In 2008, Levan Songulashvili have been rewarded for various achievements in arts by the President of Georgia.
The artist’s work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious national and international venues across USA and Europe, including Saatchi Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Sotheby’s, Booth Gallery, Olympia Exhibition Center, Wilkinson Gallery, among others.
Songulashvili’s works has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Studio Visit, Iggy Pop Life Class book, Spiegel Online, Público, Hint Magazine , Art Magazine, Fantastic Man, and has also been written about in Public Encyclopedia “Faces & Names”, ArtistADay, Amarta Magazine, Georgian Journal, Beau Monde, Indigo Magazine, Art People Gallery, TSAA’s art book “The Art of Painting”, as well as other publications.
Levan Songulashvili also writes psychological prose, essays, verses and plays the piano.