Elliott Earls is artist-in-residence and head of the graduate Graphic Design department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. His 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. His work has been featured in both solo and group exhibitions at Art Basel Miami Beach.
As a performance artist, Earls was awarded an Emerging Artist grant from Manhattan’s prestigious Wooster Group. Earls has performed globally, including featured shows during the Exit Festival at Maison des arts de Créteil, and at Music Hall, Detroit. His achievements include a recent major installation at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.