This design was made by Raheleh Filsoofi, one of our Artaxis Board Members. The design is composed of a drawing and the word "Artaxis" translated into some of the different languages spoken by Artaxis members around the world.
Raheleh Filsoofi is a multi-disciplinary artist. 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. Clay, the ancient medium of her Persian ancestry, is a source of pride and an outlet for metaphorical expression and visual poetry. Her initial academic training came in Iran, where she also completed several public and private commissions. She moved to the United States in 2003 and worked with several renowned American Ceramic artists on public art projects in Coral Springs and Miami, and she completed a number of important commissions, including in 2010 a work for the Crocker Mansion in Mahwah, New Jersey. She is an active participant in juried art exhibitions both in Iran and the United States, including the recent International Fair Festival in Tehran (2016) and a solo exhibition at The Cultural Council of Palm Beach in Lake Worth, Florida (2016). She has received several awards including the South Florida Cultural Consortium Award in 2017 and a Dave Bown project award in 2016. Raheleh Filsoofi lives and works between Tehran, Iran, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. and Edinburg, Texas, U.S.A. where she is Assistant Professor of Ceramics in the School of Art at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 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.