Elijah Kell is a glass artist from Mint Hill, North Carolina. His artistic journey began at the age of ten when he was first introduced to the medium and found an instant connection. Since then, he has spent the last seven years immersed in the art of glass, developing his craft through self-study and experimentation. As a dyslexic, imagery plays a huge role in his life and he loves bringing a wide range of design ideas into color, texture and form.
Recent exhibitions include the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries on the campuses of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Three of his glass works are now in permanent collection with the college and the Gorelick family. Elijah's work has also been featured at the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art Winter Show, during which he served as a guest speaker for the Collector's Evening event. Several of his works are now offered at the GreenHill Gallery Shop. Elijah’s art has twice been selected for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s annual benefit event, and this year his work will expand to the Triangle region at the Sertoma Arts Center in Raleigh. He will also return to the Artisan's Palate Gallery in NoDa for his second solo exhibition.
In addition to glass works permanently installed at two premier hotels in uptown Charlotte, Elijah has numerous private and corporate commissions across the Carolinas and nationwide. He is also dedicated to giving back to the community and regularly donates his work to support local nonprofits and causes that are making a difference in Charlotte and beyond.
Elijah is a rising high school senior and an artist-entrepreneur at heart. In 2021 he opened his permanent gallery space, Kell Glass Gallery, at The Galleries at 811 in the Myers Park-Eastover area of Charlotte. He is also proud to be represented by Juelerye Artisan Gallery in downtown Mooresville, and he enjoys being involved with several local arts organizations. After high school he looks forward to developing his craft through more intensive study and experimentation while working fulltime as a professional artist and pursuing an arts degree. Elijah's goal is to one day open his own gallery in the Charlotte area.