Kelly Cannell is a Coast Salish artist from the Musqueam Nation in Vancouver, British Columbia. At a very young age Kelly began to explore her career in art. Her worldwide travels throughout the years and her connection to nature
have been the foundation of her inspiration. While familiar with many different mediums, Kelly has pursued her passion for glass, studying at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey and was recently awarded a contemporary art scholarship to the Berengo Glass Studio in Murano, Italy where she worked with Venetian master glass blowers. Kelly has also continued her studies at Emily Carr University in silk screen printing and acrylic painting. Constantly redefining her style and perspective, Kelly continues to challenge herself by expanding on traditional themes as well as pushing the boundaries of contemporary Coast Salish art.
Kelly’s public works can been seen locally throughout the City of Vancouver: Cast iron storm sewer covers (with Susan Point), Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) downtown office, Vancouver Community College -Broadway campus, Musqueam Community Centre, West Broadway - Stone medallion art, Granville at 70th Westbank Development, Light Box Mural -Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Hamilton St.