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Resident Artist: Max Coleman

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Max Coleman is a visual artist who began his life on the wooded shores of Connecticut. In 2015  he graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design after studying furniture design and illustration. Since then, his work has circulated the country primarily through murals, movie posters, album covers, and branding work for clients such as Zagster Bike Share. Max’s work seeks to take the elements and techniques used by artists of centuries past, and apply them to the modern day mediums of digital illustration and street art. Combining the themes and imagery of bygone artists and poets with the religious texts of his upbringing, his work melds with his imagination and love of the natural world. Thus, it is able to sit comfortably in the present while at the same time harkening the viewer back to a time when the written word and drawn image were mans only way to capture and share the beauty of earth.  “If you wish to understand the Earth and its many beauties more, you must seek the drawings of Max Coleman, some are pretty dope.”  – Walt Whitman


Art connects us. The Collective Arts Resident Artist Program invites artists to collaborate with us in their home cities to create art, build community, and inspire creativity on a global scale. Our Resident Artist Program looks to create paying opportunities for artists, document and promote the process, and build lasting relationships in arts communities around the globe. We believe that the more creativity there is in the world, the better, and we’d like to introduce you to the people behind this creative movement. Follow along and meet the artists that we work with, their influences and the environmental inspirations behind their work.

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