Zola Kell (she/her) is a white settler living on the lands of the Bitterroot Salish (Séliš), Pend d’Oreille (Ql̓ispé), Nez Perce (Nimíipuu), Coeur d’Alene (Schi̲tsu’umsh), and Kootenai (Ktunʌ́χɑ̝) peoples in what is currently known as Missoula, MT.

Zola’s work draws on the power of secrets, the magic of birds, humanity’s relationship with nature, and mythological archetypes. She is passionate about transforming cast-off objects and other people’s trash, often creating installations or building up layers of various materials into substrates to work on. Her art flourishes when she is given the freedom to experiment.