Matthew Conduit studied Fine Art 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. At that time he was involved in various group exhibitions including 'Landmarks' at Collins Gallery, Glasgow (with Paul Hill, John Davies and Keith Arnatt) and 'Image & Exploration' at The Photographers Gallery, London (and subsequent British Council Eastern Europe tour).

More recently, Matthew's exhibition 'Chora' was exhibited at various galleries from 2011, including the Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery, 20/20 Arts Centre in Scunthorpe and Woodend Gallery in Scarborough. A signed, limited edition publication of the new work was also published in 2011. (see

Matthew was Director of the Untitled Gallery and relocated it from a Sheffield suburb to the gallery's current location in the city centre in 1988 (now Site Gallery). During this time he also ran a workshop programme, was a visiting lecturer at various colleges and helped deliver workshops with Paul Hill at the Photographers Place in Derbyshire. He then worked for over 10 years developing the Cultural Industries Quarter, Workstation cultural workspace & Showroom Cinema complex in Sheffield. In 2000 he founded the Creative Industry Partnerships consultancy practice, advising on cultural projects and developments all over the UK. Matthew has been working with Heeley Development Trust in Sheffield for many years to redevelop a derelict, Grade ll listed Victorian school, Ann's Grove. This project is now Sum Studios, which opened its first building in 2013, where the Untitled Print Studio is now based. (Sum Studios)