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Jack Massey is a long time senior faculty member of RISD and a respected artist, to which his history of awards and honors, exhibits and collaborative projects attest. Massey studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at the Albert C. Barnes Foundation, and at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was a Prix de Rome recipient, spending three years at the American Academy in Rome, and later returned as artist-in residence. At RISD, Massey was instrumental in establishing their European Honors Program which he headed up for a number of years. He was also a member of the artist/architects design team that rehabilitated the school's once derelict Woods-Gerry Mansion.

Massey's work is in the collections of the Carnegie Institute, MIT, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Albright-Knox Gallery, The American Academy in Rome, and many other public and private collections. Generally described as abstract or conceptual, his work employs numerous media and has run the gamut from large sculptures and installations incorporating metal, stone and wood, to intimate mixed media works dealing with the interaction of color and form.

found wood and mixed media