Matthew Conway was born and raised in Texas. Having completed his BFA at the University of Texas at Austin, he has continued his studio practice at the artist collective MASS Gallery. Additionally, he studied drawing in Florence, Italy. Conway's work will soon be featured in GEEKED Magazine. His instagram handle is matteattack. He continues to reside in Austin, Texas.
Conway does not believe in an apolitical representation of the body; every artist that chooses to render the human form reveals their values and biases. By choosing to have his straight male friends pose for his drawings, he implicates his own libidinous propensities. The feminist construct of the "male gaze" is redirected and queered as the heterosexual male form becomes eroticized and objectified. His work displays his desires, his humor, and his concept of beauty. Conway's interest in gendered ephemora such as paper dolls, pin-ups, and coloring book illustrations are present in his technique and medium.