Colby Keller in Maine, 2014
|Alma mater||University of Houston, Texas|
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).|
Richard John Sawka II, better known as Colby Keller (born October 18, 1980) is an American visual artist, blogger and former pornographic film actor. His career in porn film started in 2004 at Sean Cody and subsequently expanded to include such studios as Cocksure Men, Randy Blue, Titan Men, Falcon, CockyBoys and Men.com. Keller has amassed a large fan base with both his films and his long-standing blog, The Big Shoe Diaries. He has been nominated for a number of awards, and in 2013, World of Wonder awarded him the WOWie Award for Best Blog. Keller has also appeared in the short, Zolushka, a queer retelling of Cinderella, and in the popular series Capitol Hill, both by the cult filmmaker Wes Hurley.
With $45,400 that was raised in a 2014 Indiegogo campaign, Keller began shooting his own art/porn project, Colby Does America, a series of porn videos being filmed in every state across America as well as several provinces in Canada.
Born October 18, 1980, in Michigan, Colby Keller was raised in Texas where he graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor's degree in anthropology. In addition, he is a graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in visual and performing arts.
During his time performing in gay porn, Keller continued to work as an artist. His two most notable art projects are Pieces of Eight and Everything But Lenin, both collaborative performance pieces. Pieces of Eight involved multiple projects and multiple collaborations while Everything But Lenin involved giving away all of his earthly possessions with the exception a large metal plaque of Lenin and was precipitated by an eviction notice presented to residents of his Baltimore apartment complex in March 2014. Those who took part received a signed certificate as project participants.
In addition to his porn performances and art projects, Keller appeared in a series of sex advice videos (titled In Bed With Colby Keller) for Manhunt. The series ran from 2012 until 2014 and resulted in 62 videos.
In 2012, Keller appeared in a masquerade-themed music video for the song "After Dark", by dance artists Undercover. And, in his 2013 music video for "Cannibal", Natti Vogel enlisted Keller to play a hooded witch to his tempted Hansel in a recreation of Hansel and Gretel.
In 2013, Keller collaborated with artist Cameron Stalheim on a project called Myth as Object, which resulted in a 2014 exhibit as Stalheim's MFA graduating thesis at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Keller's body was cast in silicone to create a thirty-foot long merman sculpture in his likeness.
Keller's Colby Does America project is currently a work in progress.
Keller voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 United States presidential election, stating, "I’m going to vote for Trump! I think he’s a destabilizing force. I’m skeptical of him, too, and who exactly is behind Trump. But given that there’s eternal dissent in the Republican Party, that leads me to believe that whatever he represents might be a destabilizing force. And he’s made a lot of overtures to Russia and China, which in some ways could be thought of as an encouraging thing. I don’t support or endorse any of Trump’s policies. I just think it’ll escalate the problem, which is the best we can hope for."
|2005||Alabama Takedown||Himself||Joe Gage|
|2008||Leo Giamani||Himself||Randy Blue|
|2010||Samuel Colt||Himself||Cocksure Men|
|2010||Tales From Last Summer||Himself||Dragon Media|
|2010||Depths of Desire||Himself||Falcon|
|2011||The Other Side of Aspen VI: Angelo Marconi||Himself||Falcon|
|2011||Late Night Hit||Himself||Hard Friction|
|2011||Alone on the Range||Himself||Raging Stallion|
|2011||Golden Gate 2: Ashley Ryder||Himself||Naked Sword|
|2012||Cole Streets||Himself||Cocksure Men|
|2013||A Thing of Beauty: Part One||Himself||CockyBoys|
|2013||A Thing of Beauty: Free To Be Me||Himself||CockyBoys|
|2013||A Thing of Beauty: The Gift||Himself||CockyBoys|
|2013||Talk To Me||Himself||CockyBoys|
|2013||Armed Forces Physical||Himself||Dragon Media|
|2013||Cowboys Part 1||Himself||Falcon|
|2013||Dream Team||Himself||Naked Sword|
|2014||XXXMas Special: Colby Keller & Tayte Hanson||Himself||CockyBoys|
|2014||Gay of Thrones Part 4||Himself||Men.com|
|2014||Colby Does Maryland||Himself||Colby Does America|
|2015||Premiere: BCALLA FW15 Collection Colby Does NY||Himself||CockyBoys/Colby Does America|
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- Internet Adult Film Database
- "WOWIE WINNERS!!". World of Wonder. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "Zolushka – 2014 Outfest". outfest.org. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "BIG SHOE ADVENTURE 1: COLBY DOES AMERICA . . . AND CANADA TOO". Indiegogo. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "Colby Keller Just Gave Away Everything He Owns for a New Life/Art Project". Queerty. June 5, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "CEC + SWC Present A Porn Panel – Featuring James Deen, Colby Keller, Tasha Reign; Moderated by Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals – 3/4 @ Campus Events Commission – 03/04/2015 08:00 pm – Places to Go in Los Angeles". placestogoinlosangeles.com. Archived from the original on January 13, 2016. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- Baltimore City Paper  Bone To Run: Porn star and MICA grad Colby Keller hits the road, searching for sex and art in every state
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- "Artist Transforming Porn Star Colby Keller into 30-Foot Merman: WATCH". NewNowNext. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- "2016 Cybersocket Web Awards".
- "2016 Spring/Summer Collection Vivienne Westwood".
- Scott Bixby. "Meet the World's Most Intellectual Porn Star". Arts.Mic. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
- "Video: An Interview With Colby Keller". Jacobin magazine. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
- Norman Allen. "Bone To Run: Porn star and MICA grad Colby Keller hits the road, searching for sex and art in every state". City paper. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
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