CV and Bio
2008 MFA State University of New York at Albany (Distinguished Thesis Award)
2002 BFA Studio Art, The College of Saint Rose (magna cum laude), Albany, NY
1999 AS Applied Fine Arts, Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Fine Art, Utica, NY
2005 Printmaking, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY
2016 Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene Artist in Residence. July-December 2016.
University at Albany Art Museum. Albany, NY.
2015 Howdy-Doody. Regional artists, exquisite corpse. Collar Works. Troy, NY
Regional Print Portfolio Exchange. Troy, NY.
2014 Abecedarius. 26+1 Works by Colin C Boyd and Michael Oatman. The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Troy, NY
Sculptfest 2014, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, Rutland VT. (Juror-select exhibition)
Big and Bold: Contemporary Paintings, Collage and Sculpture from the collection of the Albany
Institute of History and Art. Albany, NY
2013 An Armory Show, Opalka Gallery, Sage College. Albany, NY
Mastodon, Remsen Visual and Performing Arts Center. Remsen, NY (Solo exhibition)
Whimsicality, Albany Center Galleries. Albany, NY
Animalia, Stage 1 Gallery at Albany Barn. Albany, NY
Working/Drawing, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
Speed Curses, Set designer for performance, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2012 Curiosities, Mass MoCa Kidspace, North Adams, MA
Albany International Airport Culture Program. Site Specific Installation. Colonie, NY
Mohawk Hudson Regional, Juror: Nato Thompson. State University of New York at Albany Art Museum.
2011 Point/Counterpoint, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Members Only Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Small Works Exhibition Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2010 Mortise Collar and Tenon II, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Mortise Collar and Tenon, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
What I’m doing now… Martinez Gallery, Troy, NY
Off the Grid Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
2009 Deschanel! Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY
Dis-Location Feast Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Karen Faul Alumni Exhibition, Esther Massry Center for the Arts, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
2008 Avian, Visual Arts Council at Cannon Building, Troy, NY
Orange is the new Black, Mary Elizabeth Gallery, Troy, NY
Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, State University of New York at Albany Museum, Albany, NY
271 Lark Street Gallery, Albany, NY
2007 Our Natural Histories, Dodge Pratt Northam Arts Center Oneida Co., NY (solo exhibition)
In the Room, Capital Region Federation of the Arts, Albany, NY
Fuzed, State University of New York at Albany Graduate Group Exhibition, Albany, NY
2006 Controlled Burn, State University of New York at Albany, Boor Sculpture Studio Exhibition
Brian Lynch Studio, Printmaking Exhibition, Manhattan, NY
Lectures and Artist Panels
2016 University at Albany, Artist in Residence, artist talk on work in progress Galleon, 2016.
2014 Arts Center of the Capital Region, Artists discussion, Abecedarius; Colin C Boyd and Michael Oatmen with Ian Berry
2013 Artist panel for the Stakeholders Organization of the Capital Region.
2012 Rensselear Historical Society, Artists of the Capital Region
State University of New York, University at Albany, Art Museum, Congressional Visit Rep. Paul Tonko
State University of New York, University at Albany, Art Museum, Show and Tell with WAMC regional radio.
2010 Collar Works, Presentation to SUNY Albany Undergraduates on Collar Works
2009 College of Saint Rose, Alumni Artists Talk with Youth Artists of Albany.
Albany International Airport, Cormorants and the Whale, 2012.
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY. American Bison, 2012
Theresa van Duyne, Troy, NY. Private collector. 2013
Thomas Gates, Lake Delta, NY. Private collector, Mastodon Pelvis Chair, 2008
Larry and Joan Johnson, Coxsacki, NY. Private Collection. 2008
Sheila Harris, Remsen, NY. Private collector. 2006
Paul Maciewicz, Rome, NY. Private collector. 2005
Nancy Cole, Utica, NY. Private collector, 2003
Gary Palamteer, Private collector. 2002
R. Codd, Somerville, NJ. Private collector. 2002
Emerging Artist Award 2013, Arts Center of the Capital Region. Artist Grant and Exhibition.
Purchase Award 2012, Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art.
Mayor Jerry Jennings Jurors Award 2012, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition.
Artists Stipend 2012, Albany International Airport Arts and Culture Program.
Distinguished Thesis Award 2008, University at Albany, Master of Fine Arts Program.
Press and Reviews
Brickman, David. "Abecedarius at the Arts Center"; 22 Decemeber 2014; [http://dbgetvisual.blogspot.com/] (blog review)
Bjornland, Karen. "Art meets science in Arts Center show; Oatman and Boyd collaborate on fantasy of dystopian future".
The Daily Gazette [Schenectady, NY] 11 December 2014. (Images and review of exhibition)
Neal, Patrick. "Big and Bold in Albany". Hyperallergic [http://hyperallergic.com/101848/big-and-bold-in-albany/]
20 January 2014. (Images and review)
Griffin, Amy. “Whimsicality” celebrates quirky artwork. Times Union [Albany, NY]
27 July 2013. (Image and quotes)
Biancolli, Amy. “Art awards are new course: Established and emerging artists recognized by grants”.
Times Union[Albany, NY} 16 May 2013. (Images and interview)
Stevens, John. “Sculptor investigates myth-making in science.” North Adams Transcript
15 June2012. (Artwork image and interview)
Saldo, Carrie. “Kidspace melds ‘Curiosity’ and discovery.” Berkshire Eagle
21 June 2012 . (Artwork image and quote).
Kane, Tim. “Six must see art works in this year’s Mohawk Hudson Regional”
Times Union[Albany, NY] 9 Aug. 2012. (Artwork image and review)
Grondahl, Paul. “At the airport an uplifting experience.” Times Union [Albany, NY]
21 June 2012. (Artwork image and review)
Bjornland, Karen. “Mohawk Hudson exhibit lets artists deliver their messages in unbridled, imaginative ways.” The Daily Gazette [Schenectady] 19 July 2012.
Keyser, Tom. "Art of teaching." Times Union Preview [Albany, NY]
4 June 2009. (Artwork images and caption)
Baber, Cassaundra. "Auction offers one-of-a-kind artworks." Observer Dispatch [Utica, NY]
28 September 2006. (Artwork image and caption)
2013-Present Art Studio Technician, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
2009-2014 Co-Director of Operations, Collar Works Art Space Troy, NY
2013 Metalworking Instructor, Heldeberg Workshop, Altamont, NY
2006-2013 High School Practical Arts Instructor, Full time faculty, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009 Adjunct Lecturer, Intermediate Sculpture, State University of New York at Albany.
Adjunct Lecturer, 3-D Design Introductory Course, State University of New York at Albany.
Adjunct Instructor, 3-D Concepts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
2007 Adjunct Lecturer, 3-D Design Course Instructor, Summer Sessions. State University of New York at
2006-2007 Instructor of Record, 3-D Design Course, 3 terms. State University of New York at Albany
2003-2005 Studio Art Technician, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY