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 shape and form to a wide range of design ideas and concepts.
Elijah’s glassworks were recently featured at the GreenHill Center for North Carolina Art, where he also served as a guest speaker for the Winter Show Collector's Event. A collection of his work is currently on view throughout 2021 at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries, Central Piedmont Community College, as well as the Disher Gallery at the Office of the President. Recent exhibitions have also included work selected for the McColl Center for Art + Innovation inaugural benefit event, as well as his Solo Show at Artisan’s Palate Gallery.
In addition to glassworks permanently installed at two premier hotels in uptown Charlotte, his art can also be seen at Novant Medical Center in Matthews, and the Davidson Town Hall. He has numerous corporate commissions throughout the Charlotte area, along with private commissions across the Carolinas and nationwide. His work has been selected for local, regional and national juried exhibitions and art shows, during which he has received many awards.
Elijah is a rising high school junior and an artist-entrepreneur at heart. He recently opened his first two retail gallery spaces in Charlotte and Waxhaw, and he looks forward to continuing his artistic development as he grows his career.