Gloire Aelfaz Paluku (also known as Aelfaz Arts) was born in D.R. Congo in 2001 and grew up in Makindye, Kampala, Uganda. He is a lifelong artist; art is part of his genes. He does not have a lot of school experience as an artist but joined a few classes when he was in high school. Aelfaz is always looking for the next opportunity to translate his everyday experiences into artistic expressions. His approach and output are constantly evolving as he hones his personal style. However, he refuses to be typecast and works hard to ensure he does not repeat himself. No matter what, Aelfaz Arts approaches each project with complete enthusiasm and total dedication.
Aelfaz is also passionate about fashion, creating street ware like customizing jeans, shoes, and other forms of clothes. Growing up he was surrounded by hip hop culture and different supportive artists who inspired him. His work has been part of NOCTURNE, through the Noisemakers program and “Interiors” Emerging Artists show at 14 Bells Fine Art Gallery. He has completed several private commissions and murals.
Gloire immigrated to Canada in 2021 and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He is currently studying architecture at NSCC..