Visual artist, poet and art historian

Carol Barbour has worked as a gallery curator, editor, and translator. Currently an MPhil/PhD student at the Warburg Institute, University of London, Carol’s research project examines the transmission of the iconography of the Tabula Cebetis, 1500 – 1600.

A chapter titled “The Artist’s Frame of Frame of Reference in Antoine Sucquet’s Via Vita Aeternae” was published in 2021 in Ekphrastic Image-Making in Early Modern Europe, 1500 – 1700, edited by Art diFuria and Walter S. Melion.

Her paintings, sculptures and artist books have been exhibited at galleries, libraries, and books fairs in Canada, USA, and Europe. Recent books include the poetry collection Infrangible (2018) and the artist book Alter Pieces (2019). Poems and essays are published by Scintilla, Canthius, The Fiddlehead, Sein und Werden, among others.

Carol Barbour. Tabula Cebetis (after de Hooghe). Oil on wood and plaster, 2018.

Si Dominus Volverit, oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm, 2022. Carol Barbour.