Matthew Conboy is an artist and photographer working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After earning a BS in architecture from the Catholic University of America, he studied photography at Virginia Commonwealth University where he received his MFA. He recently finished his PhD at Ohio University where he wrote his dissertation on W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project. Matthew teaches photography at Robert Morris University and lives in the Mexican War Street neighborhood on the North Side of Pittsburgh.
Photography is his primary medium, but his work also incorporates performance, video, painting, drawing, conceptual, and installation art. While firmly rooted in the present, his work also reflects on the past and anticipates the future. His current projects include investigating various representations of the Pledge of Allegiance, tracking the population center of the United States as it moved from Kent County, Maryland in 1790 to Texas County, Missouri in 2010, and photographing military medal ribbons of Soldiers killed in the Iraq War.