Dr. Jose Eliezer Mikosz

Dr. Jose Eliezer Mikosz

José Eliézer Mikosz was born in Curitiba, Brazil. He is a painter, an art instructor, and a visionary art researcher. He graduated in painting and drawing at the Paraná School of Music and Fine Arts (EMBAP). He obtained a master degree (2003) from the Federal Technological University of Paraná (PPGTE-UTFPR), Curitiba, on the influence of technology on creative processes, and a PhD (2009) from the Santa Catarina Federal University (UFSC), Florianópolis, with a dissertation about Visionary Art and Ayahuasca, presented at the Interdisciplinary Program in Human Sciences.

Dr. Jose Eliezer Mikosz

Mikosz’s research deals with the interaction between art and consciousness, searching examples of the artist¹s expression of their visions achieved through non-ordinary states of conscience. He is currently an art instructor and research supervisor at the Paraná School of Music and Fine Arts, where is the coordinator of a research group working on Expressions of the Sacred and Spirituality in Visual Arts, including Primitive art, Western and Oriental art, Visionary and Entheogenic art. He is also a teacher at Rose Croix International University (URCI-AMORC), and the coordinator of a research group studying Art & Technology at the Federal Technological
University of Paraná (PPGTE-UTFPR).

At present Mikosz is finishing a book on Visionary Art based on his doctoral dissertation.