Artist in focus • Mariana Chkonia (b. 1969) is a Georgian artist living and working in Tbilisi and Nukriani – a village in Kakheti Region, Georgia. Based on traditional Georgian and South Caucasian fabric techniques such as dry and wet felting and the use of natural pigments, Chkonia’s work revives ancient traditions that have almost died out in Georgia, thus developing her own unique artistic language. Rooted in her architectural background, Chkonia’s work is spacious: assembling abstract geometrical forms into architectonic arrangements, while adding sculptural elements to the two-dimensional textile work. The Night of the Wolf-Headed King was the name of her solo show that was hosted by E.A. Shared Space. Based on a poem of the same title by experimental filmmaker, artist and poet Gogita Chkonia (1950-2009) her father, the exhibition brings together Chkonia’s recent body of work. which was especially produced for the occasion.