Thomas Corriveau earned his BFA from Concordia University (1979–81) and his MFA from the same university (1988). He taught in the visual arts department of the University of Ottawa for 12 years. Since 2002, he has been a professor in the School of Visual and Media Arts at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Since the early 1980s, he has participated in numerous exhibitions, and his works are in multiple private and public collections. He has also created 15 works of art integrated with architecture in Québec.