Pedro Nel Ospina is a Colombian-American sculptor born in Bogotá and raised in New York City. He earned his BFA from the State University of New York, Purchase, and his MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. He has had artist residencies at Taller Puertorriqueño, Brandywine Workshop and Archives, and through the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia; a Philip Morris Graduate Studies Fellowship in Baltimore, MD; and a Pioneer Arts Community Artist Fellowship.
Ospina taught art at the American School of Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Sao Paulo, he helped establish Casa de Cultura Santa Tereza, a community-based art center in an underdeveloped neighborhood; Ospina led workshops, implemented community projects, and created his own work. His time is divided between Sao Paulo, New York, and Philadelphia.