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Max Colby

2019 Artist In Residence

MAD Artist-in-Residence Max Colby creates maximal works of textiles, embroidery, and painting that examine social themes through a queer lens. Her series of intricate embroideries and textile assemblages subvert craft forms and techniques traditionally tied to domestic, religious, and ceremonial settings. At MAD, Colby further developed a new series that considers trans and non-binary identity and is inspired by funeral wreaths and ceremonial altarpieces.

Colby has exhibited at the International Print Center, TEMP Gallery, Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, and the Danforth Museum of Art. She was awarded the Queer Artists’ Fellowship at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art and a residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in 2018. She received her BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.

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