Jack Elliott

Jack Elliott is an associate professor at Cornell University where he teaches studios on design and conducts research on environmental issues in the built environment. Since he began at Cornell in 1998, Jack uses the object situated in a real-world context to stimulate design discourse, pull technology, and create impactful interventions. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a minor in sculpture at the University of Alberta (1978), as well as two Master’s degrees, one in architecture (1991) and one in product design (1993) from the University of Calgary. Over the years, Jack has won numerous awards for teaching, research, and design. Most recently, he has won recognitions for his sculptural works including a 2019 Trustees Award from the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, a 2018 Visiting Artist in Residence at the American Academy in Rome, a 2017 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, 2015 Atkinson Center for Sustainable Futures Residency Fellowship at Cornell, the 2014 Leon Andrus Award for Best in Show from the Adkins Arboretum, and the 2013 Award of Excellence, also from the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY. Jack has exhibited his work throughout the Northeast.

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