CV: Tonietta A. Walters

Tonietta A. Walters
Vice-President: International Partnerships, The Arts Office Net Inc.
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Broward College
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Miami Dade Virtual College

Areas of Specialization: Art & Cognitive Science, Aesthetic Experience, Religious Experience
Areas of Competence: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Kantian Aesthetics, Logic, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Mind
Education

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies: Concentration – Art and Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy: Specialized Track – Art and Philosophy

Teaching | Lectures | Presentations

2010: Kantian Free Harmony as a Nondual State Extensible through Creative Expression of the Aesthetic Idea, Science and Nonduality Conference, San Rafael, CA, USA
2010: The Virtual SEER in Phenomenological Self Exploration within the Creative Process, Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, University of Arizona, USA
2010:  Manic Monday Meltdown Workshop Series, funded by Broward Cultural Affairs, Broward County Florida
2009: The Creative Process: technê vs. episteme, Centro Cultural Francisco Carlos Moriconi [Theater], Suzano, São Paulo, Brasil
2009: Flow in the Zone – Perspectives on the Inner Experience of Traditional Artists, Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
2009: Qualia – The Inner Experience of the Traditional Artist, Master of Liberal Arts Mini Conference, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2008 – Present: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Broward College Central Campus
Courses Taught: Introduction to Philosophy, Introductory Logic
Courses Developed: Blended [50% online] Introduction to Philosophy
2008: Broward College Online Course Certified – Blackboard
2007 – Present: Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Miami Dade College Kendall Campus/Virtual College
Courses Taught: Critical Thinking & Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy
2007: Miami Dade Virtual College Certified – ANGEL
2007: Lecture on Aesthetic Experience from Plato to 19th Century
Philosophy of Art Course, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2007: Presentation on personal work and Arts & Cultural Development in Lauderhill and Broward County, FL Francisco Carlos Moriconi Cultural and Education Center, Suzano, SP Brazil
2006: Lecture on Art & Consciousness to 4th Year Honors Course
Minding the Body, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2005 – 2006: Advisor, Fine Arts Student Association, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Publications | Reviews | Reference

Forthcoming:  Walters, Tonietta.  SEER – The Creative Process and Natural Mysticism, British Books Publishing
Forthcoming:  Walters, Tonietta. ‘Art, Technology and Participatory Democracy’, Forum on Public Policy Online, Spring 2011 Edition
Dec 2010: Digitally Preserving Spiritual and Cultural Heritage with Traditional Artists in Second Life, DesignEd Asia Conference 2010 – Conference Proceedings, 2010. © 2010, Hong Kong Design Centre
Dec 2009: Pathways to Wellbeing Second Life Demo Video presented to Flinders University Technology in Education Workgroup
July 2009: Miami Art Exchange|ArtLab33 Studio Visit and Interview
2007 – present: Dr. Paul Draper-Purdue University Dept. of Philosophy – “Numinous Experience” paper and The MarChrist Collection used as recurring reference for Intermediate Religious Experience Course
Jan. 2007: Diversity in Business – Vol. 7, No. 1, Print Article and Video Interview on Collabo Exhibition
Aug. 31 2006: EastSider – Vol. 19, No. 35, Interview on live/work space at Sailboat Bend
Nov. 2002: Arttalks! – Vol. 1, Issue 3, “Tonietta AnnMarChrist Walters” Review – Solo Exhibition
Sept. 2002 issue: ASCI ebulletin – Reproduction of Work – “Limitations”
May 19, 2001: El Nuevo Herald – Galeria, Reproduction of Work – “The MarChrist Collection”
2001: “The MarChrist Collection…like a treasure chest from centuries ago”, http://www.citylinkonline.com, A&E section.
2001: Reflections of Innocence – International Library of Poetry: “Death of Science/Love Lost”

Commissions/Awards/Honors

2010: South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
2008: Key to the City, City of Lauderhill, FL
2008: Large Scale Panel [Digital Compilation] commissioned by All Americas Cultural Mall for Urban Land Institute Conference
2008: Large Scale Decals commissioned for Façade Improvements to Lauderhill Arts Incubator by Lauderhill CRA
2008: Certificate of Appreciation, City of Suzano, SP, Brazil
2008: Certificate of Appreciation, Kiwanis Club Lauderhill Eagles, Lauderhill, FL
2007: Certificate of Appreciation, City of Lauderhill, FL
2007: Broward Star Time Award of Thanks, Parks & Recreation Broward County, FL
2007: Certificate of Art Appreciation, Parks & Recreation Department, City of Lauderhill, FL
2006: Award of Excellence, FIU Graham University Center, Miami, FL
2005: Creative Capital Foundation Finalist
2005: Latex Painting commissioned by Ellie Schneiderman, Coral Gables, FL
2005: 4 foot by 4 foot painting commissioned by Detective Charles O’Neal, Florida City, FL
2005: A.I.R. Vallauris Residency, Vallauris, France
2003: Sustainable Resource Center Public Art Project – Martin County, FL
2002: 11 foot by 7 foot painting commissioned by Shakir Husain, CEO of Creative Chaos, LTD., Pakistan for main office lobby
2001: Brown L. & Marion Whatley Visual Art Scholarship – Dade Community Foundation, Florida
1984 – 1986: Golden Drum Full Scholarship, University of Miami, Florida
1978: J.A.G. Smith Government Scholarship – Highest Score on the National Common Entrance Examination, Jamaica

Exhibits (*Solo)

2010:
Dec.: Renderings|Representations|Revelations, Children’s Gallery & Art Center, Homestead, FL
*Apr.: ‘The Virtual SEER’, Towards a Science of Consciousness Art/Tech Exhibition, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2009:
*Dec.: Pathways to Wellbeing Second Life Virtual Environment and Participatory Demo, Flinders University Social Science Department, Adelaide, SA, Australia
*Nov.: ‘Digital SEER: The XhyraGraf’, TAO:5448 Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
*Aug.: ‘labirinto do conhecimento’, Site Specific Installation, Centro Cultural Francisco Carlos Moriconi, Suzano, São Paulo, Brasil
June: ‘Flow in the Zone: A Global Perspective’, Exploring Consciousness Art Technology Exhibition, Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, China.
Jan.: ‘Flow in the Zone: A Global Perspective’, GC Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, FL
2008:
‘Universal Human Rights Exhibition’, Art Basel exhibition with the American Museum for Creole Cultures, Lyric Theatre, Miami, FL
*‘Renaissance: Death & Rebirth’, TAO:5448 Gallery, Lauderhill, FL
‘TAO em Brasil’, Centro Cultural Francisco Carlos Moriconi, Suzano, São Paulo, Brasil
2007:
‘America, Art & Spirituality’, Online Exhibition, City of Suzano, São Paulo, Brazil
‘Small Objects: Fete Picasso’, Invited Artist, Aqui Siam Ben Gallery, Vallauris, France
Lauderhill Suzano International Cultural Exchange Exhibition, Inverrary Hotel and Resort, Lauderhill, FL
*‘Virtual in Blue’, Centro Cultural Francisco Carlos Moriconi, Suzano, São Paulo, Brasil
Alumni Exhibition, ArtSouth, Homestead, FL
2006:
‘Collabo: Emerging Visions of Artist Entrepreneurs’, Gallery Six, Broward County Main Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
‘Negro Sim’, Centro Cultural Francisco Carlos Moriconi, Suzano, São Paulo, Brasil
‘Graphic and Drawing 2006’, Waves Art Gallery, Pune, India
*’Stuff & Nonsense: A Bricolage of Imaginary Landscapes’, FIU GC Gallery Bookcase One, Miami, FL
*’Transparency of Memories’, Lauderhill Chamber of Commerce, Lauderhill, FL
‘A.I.R. Vallauris: A selection from the collection’, Espace Grand Jean, Municipality of Vallauris, France
2005:
*’Putting the Pieces Together’, Aqui Siam Ben Gallery, Vallauris, France
2004:
*’Tonietta Walters-Experimental Art’ Miami Art Exchange (MAeX) Online Gallery, Miami, FL
2003:
*’Zone – Points of Presence’, GC Gallery, Miami, FL
‘Southern Shift’, ASL Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL
‘Faces’, ArtSouth CCRC Gallery, Homestead, Florida
2002:
‘Faculty Exhibit’, ArtSouth Main Gallery, Homestead, Florida
*’Death of Science/Love Lost’, ArtSouth Main Gallery, Homestead, Florida
‘Fibers Works’, Mary Ann Wolfe Theatre Gallery, Miami, Florida

Affiliations | Community Service

2008: Juror-African American Perspectives – ArtServe, Broward County, FL
2007-Present: Broward County Cultural Council – Global Arts & Culture Committee
2007-Present: Vice President – Culture & Tourism – Lauderhill Sister Cities International
2007-2009: Visual Arts Representative/Vice Chair – City of Hollywood, FL Young Circle ArtsPark Advisory Board
2007: Juror-Small Objects, Fete Picasso, Vallauris, France
2006: Facilitator-Broward County, FL Emerging Arts Leaders Creative Conversation – Artist as Entrepreneur
2004 – 2005: President, United Methodist Women Local Unit – First United Methodist Church, Hollywood, FL
2003 – Present: Member, American Mensa, http://www.us.mensa.org
2003 – Present: aRT + sCIENCE, http://www.artandscience.fr.st/, as of 2009: Curator – Flow Exhibition Series
2002 – 2003: Resident Artist, ArtSouth, http://www.artsouthhomestead.org
2001 – Present: Art & Science Collaboration, Inc. – ASCI, http://www.asci.org

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