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Tom Burtonwood (b. United Kingdom) is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist, curator and educator. He/they are engaged in research probing thresholds between the virtual and the real, between images and objects. Recent projects are motivated by an investigation of surface, texture and representation through sculpture, installation and time based media.
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Recent venues presenting Burtonwood's work include CICA Museum Gyeonggi-do, Korea, DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; Terrain Biennial 2017, Oak Park, IL; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mount Vernon, IL; The Elmhurst Art Museum Biennial, Elmhurst, IL; The Samuel Dorsky Museum, SUNY, New Platz; Flux Factory, NY, NY; The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA; Northeastern Illinois University Gallery, Chicago, IL; The University of Illinois Springfield, Springfield, IL; Bruce High Quality Foundation University, NY, NY; Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL; Wright State University, Dayton, OH; Purdue University Gallery, West Lafayette, IN; The Printing Museum, Houston, TX; Terrain Biennial, Oak Park, IL; Fuseworks, Brooklyn, NY; Front Room Gallery Brooklyn, NY; New Capital, Chicago, IL; The Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ and Printed Matter, NY, NY.
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Burtonwood has attended residencies at the Ryan Center, Art Institute of Chicago; Riverside Arts Center, Riverside, IL; Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, Scotland; Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH; and Make Labs, Make Magazine, San Francisco.
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His/their work is included the holdings of the following libraries and collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J Watson Library; The Boston Athanaeum, Boston, MA;The Insitut for Aestetik, Aarhus, Denmark; Yale University Library, New Haven, CT; MIT Library, Cambridge, MA; The Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA and the University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE.
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Burtonwood has curated over twenty exhibitions of contemporary art working with Chicago-based artist run galleries GARDENFresh (2002 - 2009) and What It Is (2010 - present). He/they are curating/organizing "In Real Life" at Platform Gallery in Evanston IL opening in June 2018