Tom Burrows was born in Kitchener, Ontario. Burrows completed his BA in Art History at the University of British Columbia and did postgraduate sculpture work at St. Martin’s College in London, England. He is a sculptor, abstract painter, educator and activist, known for his use of cast pigmented polymer resin, oil, enamel, assemblage and fiberglass. He has been a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the British Columbia Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Japan-Canada Fund for the Arts. Burrows’ solo exhibitions have taken place in London, Rome, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, Edinburgh, and across Canada. His work is included in private, corporate, and public collections in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Major collections are held by the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Canada Council Art Bank, and the University of British Columbia. In 2015 the Belkin Gallery, UBC had a 50 year survey show of Burrows work.