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Jhon Gogaberishvili has done his preliminary art studies in Vani, after that he entered Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts on the faculty of Sculpture in 1970. He has also done post-graduate studies at Georgian sculptors’ studios from 1980 to 1983. As soon as he graduated from Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts he began to participate in international stone sculpture symposiums and taking part in many group or personal exhibitions in Georgia and abroad. During developing his professional career, he has received premiums for his artworks: For the best sculpture of the year in 1986, the premium at gallery “Universe” in Georgia. Also abroad he got the Grand Prize in Uzbegistan at an International stone sculpture symposium, first premium in Tudela de Duero, Spain for the small sculptures, third premium at 6th Hui'an Carving Art festival in China and also third premium at the 3-rd International stone sculpture symposium in Tehran, Iran. He has been participating in many international stone sculpture symposiums in different countries: South Korea (8 times), Australia (3 times), USA (2 times), China (2 times), France (2 times), Spain (6 times), the Canaries (2 times), Germany (3 times), Slovakia (2 times), Armenia (2 times), Iran (2 times), Turkey (9 times), Russia (3 times), Cyprus, Uzbegistan, the United Emirates (2 times), Egypt, Canada (2 times), India (2 times), Ukraine. Gogaberishvili's sculptures are in many private collections throughout the world. As well as at state galleries and museums of Tbilisi, Batumi, Warsaw, Moscow and at a national library in Almazan, Spain. He had a personal invitation in Finland, where he had a personal exhibition. Also Jhon Gogaberishvili has been personally invited several times at Mosan Art Museum in South Korea and his collaboration with the Museum still continues. Jhon Gogaberishvili is a board member of Georgian Artists' Union since 2011 , where he has also been a chair of sculpture section for three years. He was a member of Council of Georgian young sculptors from 1995-2000. Jhon Gogaberishvili was also a member of jury of the Ministry of Culture. For some time he was also a professor at Tbilisi State academy of Fine Arts on a sculpture department. Jhon Gogaberishvili’s biography is also included in the georgian book “Who is Who” of well-known people, published in 2009.