Elliott Earls will screen selected scenes from three of his narrative works: The Saranay Motel, Catfish, and Studio Practice. He will discuss the complexities and challenges of managing a hybrid design/art/education practice and answer questions following the screening.
Elliott Earls is Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mr. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. Earls’s work as a designer, performer, and artist is represented in major collections, including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wolfsonian Museum, and The Miami Art Museum. As a performance artist Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Wooster Group and has preformed globally, including featured shows during the Exit Festival at Masion des arts de Créteil, and at Music Hall, Detroit. Earls’s work has been exhibited widely, including a major recent installation at the Triennale Museum in Milan.
Image: Studio wall. Photo by AHL&CO