- (505)690-8158- - 302 Don Fernando Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505

THO logo TOM OSGOOD Photo of Tom Osgood

I start with an act, be it a mark, a shape, a doodle. I prefer learning by the commitment of the act- leading to the next. The narrative is in the series of unfolding actions. It is metaphoric. Nothing novel in concept, yet forever new. If there is a concept I adhere to, it is that in spite of all our research into the new and our natural inclination to explore the unknown (myself included), we all will make our own marks, our own decisions, and have our own processes even if we were to strive to be and do the same. It takes a spiritual belief to give yourself over to this and an equal amount of courage and obliviousness.

I have been focusing on sculpture using steel, sometimes forged, mostly rolled and formed. Using laps and rivet like welds, I have been building forms with a melding of robotics and the organic,segmentally simplifying compound curves. I enjoy the simplicity of my starting point. We all love to doodle. It is 2D mind exploration. I have just taken that mindset to 3D.

Exhibition History

2016 Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME
ACP College Park, Md
2015 Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014 Winterowd Fine Arts
Red Dot Gallery Santa Fe, NM
The Armory Show at CCA Santa Fe, NM
2013 Winterowd Fine Arts Santa Fe, NM
2012 Sculpture Showcase Santa Fe Community College Santa Fe,NM
Winterowd Fine Arts Santa Fe,NM
Birch- a benefit for New Mexico School for The Arts
SFCC Annual Juried Show
2011 SFCC Annual Juried Show
99 Show- a benefit for NMSA
2010 SFCC Annual Juried Show
2007 SFCC Annual Juried Show
2000 Shidoni Gallery Tesuque, NM( furniture)
1994 Caldbeck Gallery Rockland, ME
1992 DeAndino Fine Arts, Washington, D.C.
1991 Gallery 68 Belfast, ME
Glen Echo Gallery, Glen Echo, MD
1989 Beyond Function/Artists Screens Frick Gallery Belfast, ME
1988 Landon School Bethesda, MD
Ellington Gallery, Washington, D.C
1986-87 National Red Cross Ball Art Direction- design, execution, and installation of multi-media concepts
1986 Ellington Gallery Washington, D.C.
Emerson Gallery Mclean, Va
Artfellows Befast, ME
1985 Various Group Shows
Studio Show Washington,D.C.
1984 Caldbeck Gallery Rockland, ME
Portland Performing Arts Center Portland, ME
Artfellows Belfast,ME
Installation Show 1249 35th St. NW Wash.,D.C.
1983 Widener Gallery Trinity College Hartford, CT
Brandeis University Annual Art Exhibit Washington, D.C. Artfellows Belfast, ME
1981 Barridoff Galleries Portland, ME
1979 Arts Club of Washington, D.C.
Diana Gallery Philadelphia, PA
1978 Maine Coast Artists “No Art, Just Sculpture” Rockport, ME
Landon School Bethesda, MD
1977 Wadsworth Atheneum Hartford, CT
Maine Coast Artists (July and August shows) Rockport, ME


2016 Recipient of Ignite Grant- Public Art, City of Santa Fe, NM
Finalist for New Mexico AIPP Purchase Initiative
2014 Finalist for New Mexico AIPP Purchase Initiative
2012 Finalist for City of Albuquerque City-wide Sculpture Project
1986-2015 Designing Furniture (one of a kind and multiples)
1986/87 Taught Art History, Duke Ellington School For The Arts (featuring a co-operative program with The Phillips Gallery of art, concurrent with the retrospective of Jacob Lawrence paintings).
1984 Accepted to Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1981 Accepted to Ossabaw Island Project
1977 Graduated Trinity College Hartford, CT (with honors) B.A., Studio Art
1976 National Finalist, Watson Fellowship Friends of Studio Art Painting Prize Trinity College
Program Assistant Trinity College, Taught PTA-sponsored art classes for grades 3-6 Kenneally Elementary School,Hartford, CT
1973-74 Barbieri Center Rome, Italy
1972 Graduation Landon School Bethesda, MD (505)690-8158