Thomas F. Morrissey served as a helicopter pilot in the Republic of Vietnam between April 1970 and April 1971 with the 117th Assault Helicopter Company (Warlords). After completing his tour of duty, he studied visual arts at the University of Florida and earned an MFA from Arizona State University. He is a full professor of photography and computer graphics at the Community College of Rhode Island. He has taught photography for over 20 years at several other institutions including MIT, RISD, and Providence College. His works are included in several collections including the International Center for Photography, the Museum of Art at Cornell University, the RISD Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and several international collections.
Prof. Morrissey’s work is included in several permanent collections including the RISD Museum, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC and the International Center for Photography, NYC. He also constructed a large-scale marble sculpture in Hue, Vietnam during the 3rd International Sculpture Symposium in 2002.
Internationally, he received the Kellogg Fellowship in International Development 1985-1989 for his documentary video and artistic work with Brazilian universities and artisans stricken by Schistosoma Parasites. He has been a Fulbright Scholar to Vietnam during his sabbatical leave from CCRI during 2003.