Max Colby

Max Colby

Update: 2019-08-27
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Max Colby is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work reframes traditional notions of domesticity, power, and gender through a queer and non-binary lens. Colby has exhibited internationally including Jane Lombard Gallery, Wave Hill, and Museum Rijswijk. Colby’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Gay City News, and The Evergreen Review, among others. They were recently an artist in residence at The Wassaic Project, MASS MoCA and a Leslie-Lohman Museum Queer Artists’ Fellow. Born in West Palm Beach, Colby received their BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.


Phantom, 2019
Crystal and plastic beads, found fabric, trim, fabric flowers, ornaments, polyester batting, thread
9 in x 9 in x 16 in


Spire, 2019
Crystal and plastic beads, found fabric, trim, ornaments, fabric flowers, polyester batting, thread
8 in x 8 in x 15.5 in


Flight, 2019
Crystal and plastic beads, found fabric, trim, ornaments, plastic flowers, polyester batting, thread, glass stand
8 in x 8 in x 14 in


Moving in Circles, 2018
Crystal and plastic beads, sequins, found fabric, trim, costume jewelry, polyester batting, thread
10.5 in x 10.5 in x 13 in


Casual, 2019
Crystal and plastic beads, found fabric, trim, ornaments, costume jewelry, polyester batting, thread
10 in x 10 in x 18 in

00:00 - Introduction
00:40 - Max Colby
01:46 - God Past Life - Fruit Bats
05:15 - Exploring Identity and Materials
13:27 - Ceremonial Iconography
23:19 - Exploring History Through Fabric
33:53 - Residency at Museum of Art and Design
38:54 - Soft Glove - Lina Tullgren
42:45 - Outro
43:05 - Finish
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