Tom Burtonwood (b. United Kingdom) is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist, curator and educator and Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Through sculpture, drawing and video Burtonwood explores how vision is structured and constructed. He/they hold an MFA from Southern Illinois University (USA) and a BA from Loughborough College of Art (UK).
Burtonwood’s video sculpture straddle a line between observing and surveilling, watching and seeing. Recent projects are an investigation of how simultaneity is perceived through networked camera systems and experienced via computational apparatuses that apprehend their zone of habitation.
Burtonwood is a member of international art collective videokaffe.
Recent venues presenting Burtonwood's work include DesignLab Gallery, Pasadena, CA; Dock 6, Chicago, IL; Monaco, St. Louis, MO; Platform, Evanston; Riverside Art Center, Riverside, IL; CICA Museum Gyeonggi-do, Korea; DEMO Project, Springfield, IL; Terrain Biennial 2017, Oak Park, IL.
Burtonwood is a board member and co-organizer of Terrain Exhibitions, an Oak Park based not for profit arts organization that makes private space public through sculpture, installation, performance and interventions. Apart from Terrain he/they have curated over twenty exhibitions of contemporary art working with Chicago - based artist run galleries GARDENFresh (2002 - 2009) and What It Is (2010 - 2015).