Max Maddox is the co-author of Walks on the Margins:A Story of Bipolar Illness, which was a finalist for the 2012 Iowa Review Award in Non-Fiction. He has a BA in philosophy from Grinnell College and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where he was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award and received the Fellowship Trust Award. He has exhibited his work in galleries including The Slought Foundation, The Print Center of Philadelphia, and the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum. He was the preparator, photographer, and curator at the Sun King Gallery and Pyramid Museum (formerly Art Around Gallery) in Philadelphia and also assistant to artist and curator Richard Torchia, Director of Arcadia University Gallery. He now lives in Colorado where he teaches and continues to pursue his career in art. He is a vocal advocate for those who live with mental illness and speaks about the issues on TV, radio, and at mental health events and forums.