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 is a queer mixed-media artist, and everything she makes is a celebration and a declaration of her queerness. She is currently fascinated by creating playful objects, working with textile media and salvaged materials to give life to sculptural forms. Her pieces range from meditations on how her queerness blooms in her body and her life, to reveries on mythic figures that were imprinted on her in childhood and investigations into the magic of the natural world.

Using a variety of traditional 2D media alongside her 3D work, she also incorporates digital technology and alternative photographic processes into her immersive installations. No longer satisfied with drawing windows into which viewers can look, Zola seeks to build spaces for you to inhabit– each a microcosm that reflects her interior world.