about

Elfie Kalfakis is an artist inspired by play, esoterica and consciousness. Her work is multidisciplinary, intuitive and uses mediums such as, but not limited to: collage, film, illustration and street art. She aspires to use her artwork as a means of breaking down stigmas and barriers within popular culture towards spiritual concepts and has a passion for female empowerment, mental health advocacy and understanding the collective unconscious.

Elfie was trained as an architect, obtaining her Masters of Architecture from the University of Waterloo. Working as an intern in Paris, Boston and Toronto for a few years, she then went on to get a Bachelor of Education. After teaching in private and public schools, she decided to embark on a path as a full-time artist and mystic. She has owned and operated an art studio in Toronto, ArtCave. She has studied astrology and esoteric for almost 15 years. More recently she has studied with shaman and professor, Antonio Gil. Her self-published deck, the White Owl Mystic Arcana, has been sold all around the world. She is currently the resident astrologer at the Community Edition. Her self-published adult-picture book entitled, Butterfly: A Tale of Misogyny and Systemic Abuse was made possible through the help of crowd funding and is currently available at major retailers and showcased at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Elfie has also created a variety of public performance projects in Toronto, on Rogers Public Television and in South Western Ontario .

PUBLICATIONS
A Small Collection of Specialized Spreads – Volume 2, Contributor, 2020
Butterfly: A Tale of Misogyny and Systemic Abuse , 2020
Cosmic Relief, Monthly Column, The Community Edition, 2020
White Owl Mystic Arcana, 2008
On Yonge Street, 2010

EXHIBITIONS
Community Television Performance
The Quintessence Coalition, Rogers Television “Playtime Film Series,” 2021
Solo Performance — “Butterfly Launch,” 2021
Solo Community Exhibition — “Collectively Empowered,” 2021 *Funded by Region of Waterloo Arts Fund
Community Exhibition  — Femme Folks Fest “Multi-Media Installation,” 2020
Interactive Installation Steel Rails “Have a Smashing Birthday,”  2019
Interactive Installation Craftoberfest “Captain Craftoberfest,”  2018
Community Exhibition QR8 KW, “Zodiac Composited Images,” 2018
Multi-Media Installation & Performance Steel Rails “Witch’s Tent,” 2017 
Multi-Media Installation & PerformanceAnimating Danforth East, “Animagine a Time,” 2016
Permanent Installation Danforth East Community Arts Association, “Danny’s Urban Fairies,” 2015
Multi-Media Installation & PerformanceArtCave “From Cave Art to Art Cave,” 2015
Live PerformancePressgang Mutiny Performance, “Opaque Projector Live Animation,” 2015

PRESS
Indie Deck Review, by Wing Wong, White Owl Mystic Arcana, 2020
Nicole Bishop, Mystical Arts + Culture, Interview, 2020
Cultural Fancier, Interview: On Art + Mysticism, 2017