Givi Kolelishvili was born in Telavi, Georgia in 1948. Between 1966 - 1972 he got his artistic education at Tbilisi Academy of Arts. Givi Kolelishvili is a member of the Art Union of Georgia and Tbilisi State Academy of Arts, where he also has taught visual arts. He has restored several Georgian churches. In addition to his professional career as an artist, He was Production Designer on several Georgian theaters.
Givi Kolelishvili has exhibited in several galleries including foreign Berlin Art Gallery, Barakaldo Municipality Exhibition Hall in Bilbao, several renowned galleries in Moscow etc.. Givi Kolelishvili's artwork can be seen in private collections in Russia, Italy, Turkey, France, the United States and in several art museums in the United States. Givi's absolute favorite story is about the wayward knight "Don Quixote", which is also reflected in some of Givi's artworks.
There is no doubt that Givi Kolelishvili masterpainting technical and creative art in a highly professionaland inspiring way, giving a wonderful life in his paintings, although life in Georgia can sometimes be hard. Givi could not imagine doing anything else than painting ... Painting is his life! Solo exibition of Givi Kolelishvili was in June of 2011 in Gallery Tornby in Denmark.