Tom Burckhardt was born in New York City in 1964 and received his BFA from SUNY Purchase in 1986. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture the same year, and lives and works in New York City.

He has had numerous solo shows at Tibor de Nagy gallery, NYC and has had recent one person shows at the Pierogi Gallery NYC, Caren Golden Fine Arts, NYC and the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro NC. He is in the collection of MoMA, the Neuberger Museum, and the Kemper Museum, as well as various private collections. He has received grants from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, NYFA and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.