Tom Burtonwood

Tom Burtonwood (b. United Kingdom) is a Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist, curator and educator. He/they are Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Through sculpture, drawing, video and painting Burtonwood explores patterns, systems and motion.

He/they hold an MFA from Southern Illinois University (USA) and a BA from Loughborough College of Art (UK).

Burtonwood is co-founder of Chicago based creative studio, Happy Returns and a member of the international art collective videokaffe.

Recent venues presenting Burtonwood's work include MOM Art Space, Hamburg, Germany; MUU Helsinki Contemporary Art Center, Helsinki, Finland; Material, Chicago; The Donut Shop, Chicago; Bert Green Fine Art, Chicago; 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).