Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Matthew Conboy

Matthew Conboy

Artistic Category artist

Heather Pinson

Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Collaboration, Lectures, Teaching engagements, Speaking engagements, Public art, Commissions

Photography is my primary medium, but my work also incorporates performance, video, painting, drawing, conceptual, and installation art. While firmly rooted in the present, my work also reflects on the past and anticipates the future. Current and recent projects include documenting Skatopia, investigating various representations of the Pledge of Allegiance, tracking the population center of the United States as it moved from Kent Couty, Maryland in 1790 to Texas County, Missouri in 2010, photographing military medal ribbons of Soldiers killed in the Iraq War, and rephotographing W. Eugene Smith's Pittsburgh Project.

Matthew Conboy is a photographer and educator who currently lives in the Mexican War Streets.  He is also director and curator for Start with Art: Pittsburgh, a project he designed that is creating the youngest art collectors in the world right here in Pittsburgh. Since 2015, more than 7500 babies born at the Pittsburgh Midwife Center, St. Clair Hospital, and UPMC Mercy have left the hospital with an original, signed, and numbered photograph from a regional artist. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Matthew studied architecture at the Catholic University of America (1999), graduated with an MFA in Photograhy at Virginia Commonwealth University (2004) and earned a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts at Ohio University (2015).


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212
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  • Installation
  • Mixed-media
  • Photography
  • Social Practice / Civic Engagement
  • Sound / Audio
  • Video
  • Performance
  • Public Art


  • Abstract
  • Biographical
  • Black & white
  • Computer generated
  • Conceptual
  • Cultural
  • Digital
  • Digital manipulation
  • Documentary
  • Experimental
  • Interactive
  • Landscape
  • New media
  • Site specific
  • Text
  • Time-based
  • Video
  • Appropriation
  • Land/earth
  • Narrative