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Tom Burtonwood

Artist / Creative Director / Educator, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago United States

Tom Burtonwood is an artist and educator based in the Chicago area. Like many people he discovered 3D printing by way of the laser cutter and quickly became enamored by the alchemy of it all. He is the first Ryan Center Artist-in-Residence at The Art Institute of Chicago. Recent projects include Orihon “the world’s first” 3D printed book, which was featured on The Huffington Post, Boing Boing, The Paris Review and Tech Crunch. His 3D printed art works have been exhibited by the Metropolitan Museum at World Maker Faire in New York; and at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University in New York; Terrain Biennial in Oak Park; Medium Cool Book Fair, Chicago; Fuseworks and Front Room Gallery both in Brooklyn, New York; New Capital in Chicago and the Chicago Cultural Center. Burtonwood has presented his work and demonstrated 3D printing at numerous events and venues including The United States Department of Labor Administration, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week, kCura, Pecha Kucha Chicago, 6018 North and Columbia College Chicago. He is a contributor to Make Magazine and his reviews are included in the current Make Magazine Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014. Burtonwood teaches at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. He is currently working on a new 3D printed book project with Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson. It will be an architectural reference book of Louis Sullivan’s early decorative ornaments.

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Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book

@ VOL 138 ON JUL 27, 2016

In Publishing in the Round - the 3D Printed Book from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 138, Artist Tom Burtonwood shares his 3D printed book projects Orihon, Folium and Twenty Something Sullivan. Burtonwood shares in depth about his process and motivations for making his books.

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PAST PechaKucha Event

Chicago @ Apple Store Michigan Avenue
Jun 27, 2018

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Tokyo @ SuperDeluxe
Jul 27, 2016

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PAST PechaKucha Night at the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Chicago @ Chicago Cultural Center
Oct 30, 2015