Otherworldly Bodies - Elan 2


About the artist

Kaja Upelj’s practice derives from altering the individual’s experience of glass. Reshaping our perception of the material through capturing and conveying glass in its most fundamental essence and the impression of fluidity. Kaja Upelj (b.1992) is a Slovenian artist working between Slovenia and the United Kingdom. She graduated from the Royal College of Art (2018) specializing in glass, prior to that she received BA in Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (2016). During her MA, Upelj developed a technique where iridescent colours occur from chemical reactions within glass. Kaja has won numerous scholarships and award, including being named a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Scholar in the UK and one of the global emerging young talents at New Horizons 2018 in China.