At age 40, Thomas Ostenberg exchanged his successful financial career for art school. In 1994 he earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and in 1997, his MA from the Royal College of Art in London, England, aided by a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation.
Now a full time sculptor, he claims his biggest break was "discovering that I wanted to be an artist". Ostenberg maintains this change was precipitated by "fifteen years of seeing great art on three continents". In particular he cites the major Ve-lazquez exhibition in Madrid and a visit to the Rodin Museum in Paris.
Thomas Ostenberg's sculptures explore the theme of motion and balance. His work reflects his personal search for emo-tional and spiritual equilibrium. For him, the work "touches on the moment of stepping into the unknown and doing so willingly." He is represented by galleries throughout the United States and Europe. He divides his time with his wife and two sons between Santa Fe, New Mexico and London. He also retains strong ties with Brazil and France where they maintain homes.