Raheleh   T.  Filsoofi -  Multidisciplinary Artist

Assistant Professor  

Office: EVABL 1.332B
Phone: (956) 665-2236
Email: raheleh.filsoofi@utrgv.edu
Website: www.rahelehfilsoofi.com

Professor Raheleh T. Filsoofi - Multidisciplinary Artist

Raheleh Filsoofi is a multi-disciplinary artist. Through her work she synthesizes issues regarding society and the human condition from a personal and social perspective. She utilizes ancient and contemporary art media – ceramics, poetry, ambient sound and video – to make fundamental statements about perception and memory through a holistic sensory experience. She is an active participant in juried art exhibitions both in Iran and the United States, including the recent International Ceramic Exhibition in Tehran, Iran(2017), and a solo exhibition at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach in Lake Worth, Florida (2016). She has received several awards including a Dave Bown project award (2016) and South Florida Cultural Consortium Award in 2017. She holds an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida and her B.F.A. in Ceramics from Al-Zahra University in Tehran, Iran.





Selected Publications


  • Filsoofi Raheleh. "“Clay as a Record Keeper of Iranian Cultural Heritage”," The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts no. 35 (March 2014): 122-123.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Raheleh Filsoofi. South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship Award , South Florida Cultural Consortium , $7,500.00 (August 24, 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Start-Up Fund, Dean’s Office, College of Fine Art, $5,000.00 (July 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Faculty Research Grant , Office of Global Engagement, $1,500.00 (May 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Friedland Project Grant, Florida Atlantic University , $600.00 (March 2014)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Grants to Support the Academic Development, Florida Atlantic University , $5,000.00 ( 2013)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Chastain-Johnston Middle East Grant, Florida Atlantic University, $2,500.00 ( 2012)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Friedland Project Grant, Florida Atlantic University , $300.00 ( 2012)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. Makan Foundation Grant, Makan Foundation , $600.00 ( 2012)



Selected Presentations


  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Create Locally, Promote Internationally”," Iranian Artists Forum, The Iranian Ceramics Society, Tehran (August 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Beyond borders” ," The Closing reception of "Frontier", Abad Gallery, Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran, Iran (August 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“An Ear for the Unexpected” ," Chautauqua Art Institution, Chautauqua, NY (July 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. ""An Ear for the Unexpected" ," “Conversation Piece” , Bailey Contemporary Art, Pompano Beach, Florida (February 2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi "An Evolving Cultural Narrative ," UTRGV, Brownsville (November 2016)

  • Brian McConnell. "" An Ear for the Unexpected"," Florida Atlantic University , Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida (November 2016)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Women Potters in Iran: Tradition, Authenticity and Gender”," Iranian Studies Conference, Association for Iranian Studies, Montreal, Canada (2015)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Women Potters in Iran”," Peace Corps Iran Conference, University of Texas - Austin, (2015)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi, Linda Behar , Reza Filsoofi, and Shahab Mahidashti . "Peace Cylinder Performance, Collaboration with Linda Behar Artist and Reza Filsoofi Musician," Lantana Library, Lantana Library, Lantana, Florida (2015)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi, Linda Behar , and Reza Filsoofi. "Peace Cylinder Performance, Collaboration with Linda Behar Artist and Reza Filsoofi Musician," The Peace Corps Iran Associate Conference, University of Texas - Austin, (2015)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "Dual Frequency," Hollywood, Florida (2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "Imagined Boundaries ," Tehran, Iran (2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. ""Frontier" ," Tehran, Iran (2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Jewish Contemporary Artists”," Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (2017)

  • Sibel Kocabasi "Under the cloths is skin. Under the skin is sound. And her her," Pompano Beach, FL (2017)

  • and Soheila GhodsTinat. ""Anar Exhibition" ," Raheleh T Filsoofi. Lantana, Florida (2017)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. ""The Imagined Boundaries"," Lake Worth, Florida (2016)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. "“Cultural Mosaic” ," Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (2016)

  • Raheleh Filsoofi. ""Breakable" ," Raheleh T Filsoofi. Isfahan, Iran (2015)

Current Courses

ARTS 6606 01 - Graduate Studio (3-D):
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ARTS 2346 01 - Ceramics I:
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ARTS 6639 01 - Design Studio:
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ARTS 2347 02 - Ceramics II:
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ARTS 6302 01 - Studio Experience (3-D):
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ARTS 6304 01 - Grad Stu Techniques (3-D):
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