Tom Burrows is an internationally recognized artist whose primary medium is cast pigment polymer resin. His current practice focuses on colour fields, which play with opacity and surface texture to give the illusion of a panel lit from within.
Burrows received a Bachelor of Art in Art History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1967, and continued post-graduate studies in sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art, London, England until 1969. He has held solo exhibitions in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, and across Canada.
Following the immediate succession of solo exhibitions by Rodney Graham and Ai Weiwei at the Helen and Morris Belkin Art Gallery, the institute mounted a 50-year survey of Burrows’ work in 2015. The artist's work is held in private, corporate, and public collections across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Most recently, his polymer resin works were acquired for the permanent collection of Canada House, in Trafalgar Square, London, and the HBC Global Art Collection in New York. Tom Burrows lives and works between Hornby Island and Vancouver.