Kelly Cannell is emerging as a prominent Coast Salish artist from the Musqueam Nation in Vancouver, BC. Since birth, Kelly has been exposed to Coast Salish art and culture. At the age of 12, Kelly began her art career with her first collaborative silkscreen print. Kelly’s travels throughout the years 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 and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. 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 be 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.