Elijah Kell is a glassworks artist from Mint Hill, North Carolina. His artistic journey began at the age of ten when he was first introduced to glass and found an instant connection to the medium; one that combines his innate design skills with his love for tactile exploration. Since then, Elijah has spent the last six 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 his art embodies his continual desire to bring a wide range of design ideas and concepts into color and form.
A collection of Elijah’s work is currently on view throughout 2021 at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. Two of his glassworks are now in permanent collections with the Gorelick family and the college. His work was also featured during the 2020-2021 Winter Show at GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art. Elijah’s art was selected for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s inaugural benefit event in 2020, and his first Solo Show was featured that same year at Artisan’s Palate Gallery in Charlotte’s NoDa Arts District. Next year, Elijah’s work will expand to Raleigh at the Sertoma Arts Center.
In addition to glassworks permanently installed at two premier hotels in uptown Charlotte, Elijah has numerous corporate commissions throughout the Charlotte area, along with private commissions across the Carolinas and nationwide.
Elijah is a current high school junior and an artist-entrepreneur at heart. He recently opened his first retail gallery space near uptown Charlotte, and he looks forward to pursuing an arts degree while continuing to develop his craft and work towards his goal of opening his own art gallery.