Thomas Broadbent was born in Miami, Florida before moving to New York City in 1998 where he studied at Empire State College studio program and the School of Visual Arts. He served a term as vice president of the Sculptors Guild in 2008-2009. Aside from showing extensively in the New York area he also has been a regular participant in the vibrant Belgium art scene since 1995 with several solo and group exhibitions. He was the winner of the Pulse Prize in 2016 for best installation-Pulse Art Fair NYC. Also in 2016 he received the ‘Trustees Purchase Award’ from the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming. Thomas has exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and China. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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My fascination with animals especially birds provide an essential narrative in my work. I like to think that the birds that inhabit my paintings are completely heedless to the all important works of man.
We as humans create our own meaning as to our place in the world in the form of literature (books), architecture, and technology… But we basically exist in a bubble. In my art I want to emphasize that we live in a symbiotic relationship with wildlife. We are not separate from the nature that surrounds us, we are nature.