Teona Yamanidze's works reflect on her personal experiences as an immigrant Georgian woman. Through creating abstract structural compositions in opposition to the figure she tries to draw a parallel between the social construct of Georgian culture and its interaction with the western mindset.

Yamanidze's works have been exhibited internationally, including the General Consulate of Georgia in New York, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Berlin International Art Week, Mars center for contemporary culture in Moscow, “National Wet Paint Biennial”, the Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, H Gallery in Los Angeles and Viridian Artists Gallery at Chelsea, New York. 

Teona has been the recipient of several awards including the Edmund S. Muskie Fellowship for young leaders, Fulbright research scholarship and Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.