Kelly Cannell is 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 to explore her career in art with her first collaborative silk screen 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 in Stanwood, Washington and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. 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, West Bank towers-Granville and 70th, Light Box Mural-Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Hamilton St.