Born and raised in Iowa, Tom Lundberg lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. His embroideries are in collections of the Arkansas Arts Center, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Racine Art Museum; Smithsonian American Art Museum; State of New Mexico; and University of Louisville.

Sky Pond, 5.8×17.1cm (2.3×6.75"). Cotton and silk threads on cotton. 1997.

Lundberg is professor emeritus in the Department of Art & Art History at Colorado State University, where he coordinated graduate and undergraduate programs in fiber media. Lundberg has lectured and taught workshops in the United States, England, Italy, Ireland, New Zealand, and South Korea.

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.