Born in Belle Plaine, Iowa, Lundberg lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. He is a professor of art at Colorado State University, where he coordinates graduate and undergraduate programs in fiber media. His teaches courses in weaving, surface design, and mixed-media textiles. Lundberg has lectured and taught workshops in the United States, England, Italy, Ireland, and New Zealand.
Tom Lundberg began university studies at Iowa State University. Following an apprenticeship with potter Clary Illian, he completed a BFA in painting at the University of Iowa, where he also studied textiles with Naomi Kark Schedl. He received his MFA from Indiana University, in the textiles program directed by Budd Stalnaker and Joan Sterrenburg. As a graduate student, he also worked with Diane and William Itter. Lundberg’s works are in collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Smithsonian American Art Museum; State of New Mexico; and University of Louisville.