Fellowships

Gilbert Fellows in the New Studios building at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Image: First row: Christopher Salas, Kelly Chuning (in red), Akea Brionne (in orange). Second row: Walker Walls-Tarver, Dalila Sanabria. Third row: Kevin Cendejas, Yasmeen Nematt Alla. Fourth row: Delia Touche, Rachel Thomas (center, in black and white). George Perez. Fifth row: Luis Quintanilla, Rebecca Pedley. Sixth row: Rashaun Rucker, Reuben Telushkin. Not pictured: Jae Song, Olivia Guterson. Photo by PD Rearick.

Fellowships

Fellowships

Gilbert Fellows

Since 2021, up to 10 Gilbert Fellows have been named each year, each receives a full-tuition fellowship to pursue their studies at the MFA and M.Arch-granting institution. 

 The fellowships are part of a $30 million gift from the Gilbert Family Foundation given to Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2021 to accelerate the school’s efforts surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

 Students are considered for a fellowship at the time of their application. They must submit a short description of why this fellowship would help them achieve a graduate degree. In all cases, the students would likely not have been able to pursue their MFA and M.Arch without this assistance.

Learn more about each of our current Gilbert Fellows below.

Gilbert Fellows - Classes of 2023 and 2024
Akea Brionne (Photography 2023)
Kevin Cendejas (Architecture 2023)
Kelly Chuning (Fiber 2024)
Delia Touché (Print Media 2023)
Walker Walls-Tarver (Painting 2023)
Olivia Guterson (Painting 2024)
Yasmeen Nematt Alla (Sculpture 2024)
Rebecca Pedley (3D Design 2024)
George Perez (Photography 2023)
Luis Quintanilla (2D Design 2024)
Rashaun Rucker (Print Media 2024)
Christopher Salas (Ceramics 2023)
Dalila Sanabria (Sculpture 2023)
Jae Song (4D Design 2023)
Reuben Telushkin (4D Design 2024)
Rachel Thomas (Photography 2024)
LUIS QUINTANILLA (2D DESIGN 2024)

“I want to live a creative life in every facet. Most importantly, it comes down to being in the studio creating, there are no magic elves in my studio, the artist must work; and in the utopic dreamscape that is Cranbrook you can feel the energy to create...”

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