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

He writes extensively on art and culture and sits on an advisory council at Tate. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London, and Ruskin School of Art, Oxford.

His book Death is out now from Tate Publishing. He lives in London, where he is an editor of frieze.