Filio Kondylis was born in the big city of Montreal, Quebec and raised in the small town of Langley, British Columbia. While growing up she enjoyed road trips with her family, joined the school gymnastics team, played soccer, taught herself to draw, wrote poetry & prose, and liked to photograph her surroundings.
Filio’s determined nature came in very handy while completing a four-year diploma program in visual arts at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design. It took fifteen years of studying part-time while working part-time and raising a son to reach her goal of graduating.
While attending Emily Carr, she worked with various non-profit art organizations and it was during this time she developed teaching, administrative, programming, and management skills. As curator for a community art gallery in the Fraser Valley, she further developed her writing, communication and promotional skills while organizing fundraisers, exhibitions, educational programs, and community initiatives.
In 2009 Filio moved to Montreal to take on new challenges. While there she completed level 4 in a French language program and furthered her marketing skills as a social media coordinator and content writer for a profit consulting company.
She is currently back on the west coast and residing in the lower mainland of British Columbia.