Originally from Nottingham, Matthew Conduit studied at Mansfield College of Arts and then completed a BA Hons Fine Art at Sheffield Polytechnic in 1981. Thereafter, solo exhibitions included 'Groundwork' at Impressions Gallery, York and 'Groundwork' and 'Industrial Valley' at the Axiom Centre For The Arts, Cheltenham. He was involved in various group exhibitions including 'Landmarks'at Collins Gallery, Glasgow (with Paul Hill, John Davies and Keith Arnatt).
Matthew became Director of Untitled Photography Gallery in Sheffield in 1986, and relocated the gallery to its current location in Sheffield’s city centre in 1988 (now Site Gallery). He then worked for over 20 years developing the Cultural Industries Quarter in Sheffield, and working as a consultant developing facilities to support creative producers across the UK. Matthew stepped back from producing new work seriously during this time, but returned to making pictures seriously again in 2006.
In 2009, he received an Arts Council England grant award to develop the new work, which was first exhibited at the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery (SIA) in Sheffield from July to September 2011. A signed, limited edition book published by Contours featuring the work was launched alongside the exhibition. Matthew has exhibited at various galleries in the UK since (see wwwmatthewconduit.com).
His studio is based at Sum Studios in Sheffield, where he develops his own work and produces high quality pigment inkjet prints for other artists and photographers (See www.untitledprint.co.uk for further details).