About the Artist
Based in
Iowa City, IA

Thomas Moberg is a painter and jewelry designer living in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2018, he graduated with a BFA in 2D visual art from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, with a focus on figurative oil painting, life drawing, and portraiture. Shortly after graduation, his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Thomas moved back home to be his caregiver. While home, his practice shifted from portraiture to abstracted plein air paintings of landscapes seen along his grade school bus route. 

After his father’s passing in 2019, Thomas stepped in to help his mother run their family business, The Northwoods Goldsmith, where he apprenticed as a metalsmith and jewelry designer. After three years in business together, they closed down the shop, divided the tools, and Thomas relocated to Iowa City where he is now a freelance jewelry designer and painter. With his share of the tools, Thomas has built a new community jewelry studio in the Iowa City Fab Lab, where he teaches classes and passes on the family trade.   

Thomas has had multiple exhibitions with the Center for the Visual Arts in Wausau, WI, and has been a returning artist-in-residence with The Heist in Ripon, WI since November of 2021. His work was most recently exhibited at the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Cheyenne WY, and the Silverwood Park Gallery in Minneapolis, MN.