Far too often in our daily lives, we have all heard that “It’s never too late” to start something new. For me, that mantra simply isn’t how I want to live the rest of my life. Life is too short and too precious to give myself an excuse to put something off until tomorrow. Instead, I firmly believe… It’s never too early to start something new. Just imagine for a moment consciously living your life looking forward to accomplishing something new instead of regretting what hasn’t even happened. Maybe this involves reading a new novel, listening to a new album,… Read more.
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Matthew Conboy (b. 1977) is an artist and educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in Washington, D.C., raised in London, and now resides on Pittsburgh's Northside. Conboy recently completed a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts with specializations in Visual Art and Aesthetics at Ohio University (Athens, OH). He received his MFA in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) in 2004 and his BS in Architecture from The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.) in 1999.
He now works as a photography instructor at Robert Morris University and Point Park University and is an active member on the Board of Directors at the Mattress Factory.
In addition, Matthew is most excited about directing and curating Start with Art: Pittsburgh, the first program in the world that sends newborn babies home from the hospital with original, signed, and numbered photographic prints from emerging artists. In creating the world's youngest art collectors, Matthew firmly believes that art is a right, not just a privilege.
For more information, please visit startwithartpgh.org.
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