Elfie Kalfakis is an artist, writer, teacher and mystic inspired by play, esoterica and consciousness. Her work is multidisciplinary, intuitive and uses mediums such as, but not limited to: digital collage, film, animation, illustration and street art. The work is rooted in researching metaphysical capacity of art, the creative process and the role of play in our consciousness. She has studied astrology and esoteric for almost 15 years. More recently she has studied with shaman and professor, Antonio Gil. She aspires to use her artwork as a means of breaking down stigmas and barriers within popular culture towards esoteric 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. 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 adult-picture book entitled, Butterfly: A Tale of Misogyny and Systemic Abuse is a self-published 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 and around the Waterloo Region .