Education
MFA    -- 1998, Ceramics, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
BPh—1991, Interdisciplinary Studies, Miami University, Oxford, OH

Teaching Experience
Associate Professor, 2004-2014, Visual Arts Dept., Texas Woman’s University
Assistant Professor, 1998-2003, Visual Arts Dept., Texas Woman’s University

Exhibitions
2014
Semiotic, solo show, Pittsburg State University Art Museum, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Pittsburg, KS
Convergence, solo show, Living Arts, Tulsa, OK
Mute, group show, Circuit 12 Gallery, Dallas, TX
Semiotic, solo show, Brookhaven Community College, Dallas, TX
2013
Semiotic, solo show, Ft. Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX
New Directions, group show, Lacoste Gallery, Concord MA
Yesterday's Tomorrow, group show, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
 Attachments 15, group show, The Ceramic Store, Houston, TX
The Unbearable Lightness of Ceramics, group show, M Squared Gallery, Houston, TX
From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: Earth Movers in the Lone Star State, group show, Winter Street Studios, Houston TX
From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo: Earth Movers in the Lone Star State, group show, Pollock Gallery, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
2012
San Angelo National Ceramic Show, group show,  San Angelo Fine Arts Museum, San Angelo, TX
Cameo Show, group show, 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
Spring Show, group show, Lake View Gallery, Tarrant County College NW, Ft. Worth, TX, Ft. Worth, TX
2011
Simulated Migrations, a video and ceramic installation installed during the national NCECA conference, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL
Six Pack, group show, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus, TX
2010
Korero: Ceramics in Conversation (the Taiwanese International Biennal), group show, Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taiwan
Emergence, Bahdeebahdu, group show, Philadelphia, PA
Luminous Oscillations, group show, collaboration with composer Greg Dixon, Living Arts Gallery, Tulsa, OK
Thicket, solo show, The Ceramic Shop, Philadelphia, PA
2009
NCECA National, group show, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ
Crossings, collaboration with Greg Dixon, Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, University of North Texas
Miami University Department of Art 2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, group show, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio
Ultra Extra Arts Mix, an interdisciplinary multimedia arts event at the Center for Visual Art, Denton, TX
2008
Cuckoo, collaboration with Mark Collop, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX
Ultra Extra Arts Mix, Center for Visual Art, Denton, TX
2007
The Second Coming, collaboration with Mark Collop,  Pawn Gallery, Dallas, TX
New Texas Talent, group show, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, TX
2006
Liquid: dataspace and embodiment, collaboration with Brian Boldon, The International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark
2005
Clay and Glass, group show, Corning Community College, Corning, NY
Ceramics Invitational 2005, group show, A&M, Commerce, TX
Colby Parsons-O’Keefe, a solo show, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX
2004
University of Pennsylvania Ceramic Faculty Show, group show, Philadelphia, PA
Craftsummer Faculty Exhibition, group show, Oxford, OH
2003
Ceramics USA, group show, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Art in the Metroplex, group show, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, TX
Emerging Artists, group show, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts , Michigan City, IN
Signifiers: New Directions in Clay, group show, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

Residencies
Artist’s Residency at Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taiwan, 2010, for 8 weeks
Artist’s Residency at the Ceramics Shop, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, for 4 weeks
Artist’s Residency at the International Ceramic Research Center of Denmark, Skaelskor, Denmark, 2006, for 7 weeks
Artist’s Residency at the International Ceramic Research Center of Denmark, Skaelskor, Denmark, 2005, for 5 weeks

Paper Presentations
Presented as part of a panel discussion titled, "The Unbearable Lightness of Ceramics" at the NCECA convention in Houston, TX, 2013
Presented a paper at the Korero International Symposium at Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Yingge, Taiwan, 2010
Presented as part of a panel discussion titled, "Under the Influence: Digital/Elemental" at the NCECA convention in Indianapolis, IN, 2004

Published Images of Artwork or Writings that Discuss My Artwork.
“Clay and Light”, Colby Parsons, Studio Potter, Volume 42, no.2, p.42-48
“In an Instant”, S. Portico Bowman, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue 93, p.46-51, 2013
“Politics of Perception: Post-Foucauldian Ceramics”, Tony Merino, 2011  
“Art works in constant conversation with their viewers”, Taiwan News, by Eva Tang, 2010/07/09
"Simulated Weather", Korero-Ceramics in Conversation:Taiwan Ceramics Biennale 2010 Catalog, Editor Shu-lin Chiang, published 07/2010
“2009 NCECA Biennial, The Clay National: An Independent Review by Anthony Merino”, Ceramics Art and Perception, Volume 19, Issue 4, p.110.
“Simulated Cloud”, exhibition catalog, NCECA National, ASU Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, AZ, 2009
“Simulated Cloud”, exhibition catalog, Miami University Department of Art 2009 Bicentennial Exhibition, Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio, 2009
“Liquid”, “Watercube”, and “Static,” Breaking the Mould: New Directions in Ceramics, Black Dog Publishing, 2007, p. 126-127