Visual artist, poet and art historian.

Carol Barbour is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and University of Toronto (MA, History of Art). Paintings, sculptures and artist books have been exhibited at galleries, libraries, and books fairs in Canada, USA, and Europe. Poems, essays, and fiction are published in arts journals and catalogues. Artist books are collected by Artexte, the British Library, the National Gallery of Canada (Art Metropole), Banff Centre, Museum of Modern Art (Franklin Furnace), Woman’s Art Library/Goldsmiths at University of London, among others.

She has delivered papers at conferences such as the Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Society Conference, International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, and the Society for Emblem Studies.

Recent books include the poetry collection Infrangible (2018) and the artist book Alter Pieces (2019).


Two Heads, oil on wood. Mary Magdalene and St.John, oil on wood with plaster.
Poems by Carol Barbour
Poetry Collection