Tom Burrows received a BA in Art History and Sociology from the University of British Columbia in 1967 and continued to do post-graduate studies in sculpture at St. Martin's School of Art, London, England until 1969.
Burrows has had solo exhibitions in London, Tokyo, Berlin, New York, and across Canada. In immediate succession to a solo exhibition of the art of Rodney Graham and then of Ai Weiwei, the Belkin Gallery, UBC mounted a 50-year survey of Burrows’ work in the first four months of 2015. Burrow's most prominent current medium is cast pigmented polymer resin with which he creates subtle, luminescent abstractions. Color fields, sometimes transparent, sometimes opaque, give the illusion of a panel lit from within. Tom Burrow's work is held in private, corporate, and public collections in Europe, Asia and the Americas, most recently in the newly reconstructed Canada House, Trafalgar Square, London.
Tom Burrow's luminous panels are cast pigmented polymer resin sculptures constructed in separated UV resistant thin layers. Light reflects through the contained layers to illuminate the piece from within. The panels are more durable and weigh about the same as a stretched canvas of the same size. They should be hung unframed due to their sculptural quality.