2008    Masters of Fine Arts. State University of New York at Albany (Distinguished Thesis Award)

2002    Bachelors of Fine Arts. Studio Art, The College of Saint Rose (magna cum laude), Albany, NY

1999     Associates in Sciences. Applied Fine Arts, Munson Williams Proctor Institute School of Fine Art, Utica, NY   



Masters of War. Albany Center Gallery. Curated by Brian Cirmo. November 2-December 1st. Albany, NY. 

Out of Site: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood National Historic Trust. Curated by Sharon Bates. Site specific installation. June 9th -October 10th. Stockbridge, MA

The Mechanical Bear and Thunderbird's Wilderness Dream. Artist in Residence, July. The Yeah Maybe Gallery, Minneapolis, Minn. 


Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene  Artist in Residence. July-December. University at Albany Art Museum. Albany, NY.


Howdy-Doody. Regional artists, exquisite corpse. Collar Works. Troy, NY

Regional Print Portfolio Exchange. Troy, NY.  


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


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


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. 


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


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


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


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, Lark Street Gallery, Albany, NY


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

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 



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; []  (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  []

                 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) 



Art Studio Technician, Middlebury College,  Middlebury, VT


Co-Director of Operations, Collar Works Art Space, Troy, NY


Metalworking Instructor, Heldeberg Workshop, Altamont, NY


Practical Arts Instructor, Middle school/high school, Full time faculty, Saratoga Springs, NY


Adjunct Lecturer, Intermediate Sculpture, State University of New York at  Albany, NY

Adjunct Lecturer, 3-D Design Introductory Course, State University of New York at Albany, NY

Adjunct Instructor, 3-D Concepts, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY 


Adjunct Lecturer, 3-D Design Instructor, Summer. State University of New York at Albany, NY


Instructor of Record, 3-D Design, 3 terms. State University of New York at Albany, NY


Studio Art Technician, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY