School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Selected Group Exhibitions

Harvest: A Convening of Materiality and Form
, ChaShaMa, New York, NY
No Trigger Warnings,
Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX
Figuring the Floral, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
A Body of Work, Jane Lombard Gallery, New York, NY
Rijswijk Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk, Netherlands
Lobster Dinner, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Soft Grit, LoBo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Stitch: Beyond Function
, Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, Tulsa, OK

Vernissage: 100
, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

, TEMP Gallery, New York, NY
Prints on Prince, Crossman Gallery, Whitewater, WI

New Prints/2012 Summer – Selected by Shahzia Sikander
, IPCNY, New York, NY
H x W x D x T, Yes.Oui.Si Gallery, Boston, MA
Slivers, B.A.G. Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
The Artist’s Voice, Resnikoff Gallery, Boston, MA
Celebrating the Transformative Power of Art, Doric Hall, Massachusetts Statehouse, Boston, MA
Transatlantic Fun-O-Pack, Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; SMFA Boston, MA

Arches Show
, Danforth Museum of Art, MA
Exchange, Prints from Frans Masereel, SMFA Boston, MA; Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI;
Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland; Antwerp Academy of Arts, Belgium
Concepts of the Self
, MFA Horticulture Library, Boston, MA

Residencies and Fellowships

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Wassaic Project
, Wassaic, NY

Studios at MASS MoCA
, North Adams, MA
Leslie Lohman Museum Queer Artists’ Fellow, New York, NY

Frans Masereel Centrum
, Kasterlee, Belgium 

Selected Publications and Interviews

Interview with Joe Brommel”, The Wassaic Project (Joe Brommel, Max Colby)
“The Archive: Issue 67”, Leslie-Lohman Museum (Riya Lerner, Gonzalo Casals, Studio Loutsis)
“Figuring the Floral”, Wave Hill (Jennifer McGregor, Eileen Jeng Lynch, Emily Alesandrini, Melanie Roberts Design, Stefan Hagan)
Max Colby”, Art Uncovered, BTRtoday (Kimberly Ruth, Max Colby)
Ritual, Fantasy, and Gender Performance”, Gay City News (Christopher Murray, Max Colby)
“2019 Textile Biennial Rijswijk”, Museum Rijswijk (Frank van der Ploeg, Anne Kloosterboer, Dianna Beaufort)
The Fountainhead”, Jeanne Thornton, Evergreen Review (by Jeanne Thornton, art by Max Colby)

Max Colby visited by Paolo Arao”, The Coastal Post (Paolo Arao, Max Colby)
De Fil en Aiguille”, Pyramyd Editions (Charlotte Vannier)
They Consume Each Other, Vissch + Stam (Erik Schilp, Max Colby)

Needle Work”, Monsa Publications (Carolina Amell)
Max Colby”, Huffington Post Queer Voices (Noah Michelson)
Body Builders and Embroidery: The Artwork of Max Colby”, Paper Darts, (Meher Kahn)


YoungARTS Microgrant, 2019
Museum Council Sculpture Prize, 2012
Presidents Research Grant, SMFA, 2011
Kuniyoshi Printmaking Award, 2010
YoungARTS Finalist, Visual Arts, 2008