Tom Brydelsky is among prestigious recipients to receive a 2017 Pollock-Krasner grant. His mixed-media encaustic paintings are an investigation into the nature of perception, memory, and the living environment. His work has appeared in numerous publications, televised features on art and home décor, as well as group and solo exhibitions in the US and Europe.

Brydelsky is also a seasoned museum educator. He has served at many notable New York intuitions including; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Queens Museum of Art, The Hecksher Museum of Art and the Parrish Art Museum. He has taught several Introduction to Encaustic classes at the East End Arts Council and Gallery North, on the north shore of Long Island.

His work is among many prominent public and private collections including the Ben Shahn Center Galleries, William Paterson University and the Hecksher Museum of Art. Brydelsky exhibits his work in Chicago, New York, Nashville, and Louisville.