Sean Burns is an artist and writer. He is the director of the film Dorothy Towers and the co-founder of QSP, an independent publishing imprint.

He writes extensively on visual art and culture and is a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London. He sits on an advisory council at Tate. Currently, he is editing a series of essays by Sam Moore and developing a project for Edinburgh Art Festival.  

He lives in London, where he is an assistant editor of frieze.