Batu was born in the Republic of Georgia in 1960, He earned a graduate degree in sculpture from
Academy in Moscow.
The years immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1990-1995, were the most difficult
years for Georgia. The fight for independence and the civil war left Georgia at the edge of
devastation. Professional people, such as artists, suffered the most; there was nothing for them.
Batu and his wife, a painter, together with their three year old son, had the opportunity to leave
Georgia for the United States. Since coming to the U.S. as an “outstanding artist” in 1994, Batu has
become a US citizen. He has continued his career as an artist and teacher. He has taught sculpture
and drawing at several U.S. universities.
Over the last decade Batu has won numerous sculpture competitions throughout the world,
participated in sculpture exhibits and symposiums in the USA, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Great Britain,
Austria, Netherlands, China, Greece, Turkey, India, Russia, and Georgia. His works are held in
museums, private collections, and in permanent outdoor displays in the United States, Great
Britain, the Netherlands, Turkey, China, India, and Georgia.
Batu lives with his wife and two children in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He is chairman of the
sculpture department and head of the graduate sculpture program at Boston University. In
addition, Batu is a member of the Board of Directors of Contemporary Arts International.
This sculpture represents the human consciousness. It is the moment of awareness, of being truly conscious, and feeling the
beauty of life in every passing moment.