Mason School of Art | Matthew Conboy
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Matthew Conboy

Matthew Conboy
Adjunct Faculty
Digital Photography, Digital Design Studio, 2D Design, 2D Animation, 3D Modeling, Art History, History of Photography, Art as Social Action 
2050 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993 – 8898

Matthew Conboy has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from Ohio University, an MFA in Design and Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BS in Architecture from the Catholic University of America.

He is a Pittsburgh-based multi-disciplinary artist and educator whose work focuses on movement, place, and identity. He is currently working on documenting an abandoned building site in Changsha, China. Other recent projects include a conceptual portrait project in Beijing, documenting the Mean Centers of Population that are plotted at the conclusion of every US Census, and transcribing the footsteps of Jackson Pollock while action painting. His work has been exhibited widely including at the International Center for Photography, CICA Museum, Mattress Factory Art Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Butler Institute of American Art.

Most recently, he was an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates where he taught in the Animation and Multimedia Design programs. In addition, to teaching at Zayed University, he was the founder and director for Start with Art: Pittsburgh, a program that created the youngest art collectors in the world by sending newborn babies home with original, signed, and numbered photographic prints. Working with twelve artists each year and three hospitals, Start with Art gave the gift of art to more than 10,000 young art collectors from 2015-18.