Curriculum Vitae

601-580 Christie St., Toronto, ON, CAN. M6G 3E3. 1-416-653-2767.

carol.barbour@mail.utoronto.ca 

carolbarbourart@gmail.com 

carolbarbour.com

Current Research

Early Modern European Art. Painting and emblem books. Georgette de Montenay.

Iconography of Tabula Cebetis, Fortuna/Occasio. 

Education

2014    M.A. History of Art, University of Toronto (Renaissance Art)

2013    B.A. Hon., University of Toronto (History of Art and Visual Studies)

1993    Ontario College of Art (Associate degree)

Conference Presentations

2018  (Upcoming)   Rebuilding the Temple in Georgette de Montenay’s Emblèmes. 

International Congress of Medieval Studies

2017    Fit for a Queen of Reform: Georgette de Montenay’s Emblèmes.

Biblyon, livre et création littéraire à Lyon au XVIe siècle. Lyon, France

Fortuna’s Role in the Tabula Cebetis

11th International Society for Emblem Studies Conference. Nancy, France

Emblems Turned Upside Down: Tabula Cebetis and Allegories of an Unbridled World

Renaissance Society of America. Chicago, USA. The Society for Emblem Studies

Publications

(Forthcoming) Infrangible: Poems. Lancaster, Buffalo, Toronto: Guernica Editions.

“Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo’s Self Portrait,” poem in Ekphrastic Review, ed. Lorette C. Luzajic, Toronto, online journal, 2016. Link

“Finding without looking,” poem in Canthius, ed. Clare Farley and Cira Nickel, 2016. Link

“Forced Beauty” and “Untitled,” poems in Sein und Werden: Corpus, ed. Rachell Kendall, Manchester, UK, online Journal, Feb. 2016.

“Viral Load,” poem in TransVerse14: Gold Rush/Human Resources: Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

“J.E.H. MacDonald: Designs for Reading,” essay in The Group of Seven Project, 1920-2005, ed. Dennis Reid et al, 79-81. Toronto: Ontario Association of Art Galleries.

“Farewell to Woodsyman,” poem in The Fiddlehead (Winter), no. 242: 89.

“Excrete,” poem in The Toronto Quarterly, no. 6: 56.

Reading the Face: Portraits, ed. Gordon Haat, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON., 2000.

“Second Reading: Body Works,” essay on artist Jeanie Thib, in Matriart: a Canadian Feminist Art Journal 5, Gender/Identity issue, no. 4: 8-11.

“Crafting the Psyche: Picking up the Pieces: Quilted Stories,” review in Matriart: a Canadian Feminist Art Journal: Art/Craft hierarchy issue 4, no. 4: 32-7.

“Jeannie Thib: Survival Tips,” interview in Artword (Spring/Summer): 24-25.

“What Do I Believe In?” interview with artist Lisa Neighbour, in Artword (Fall): 5-6.

“Posted Her Incoherent Epistle,” essay in Resources for Feminist Research: Writing and Literature issue 21, no. 3-4: 16.

Artist Books

1997     Running to the Tower: an artist writing on her paintings.

1993     Votive Spindle Whorl.

1991     Slips of Nature.

1990     The Wind People.

Books collected by National Gallery of Canada (Art Metropole Collection), University of Western Ontario, York University, University of Toronto (E.J. Pratt), Woman’s Art Library/Goldsmiths at University of London, British Library, Museum of Modern Art (Franklin Furnace Collection), ArtTexte, Banff Centre Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Columbia College, and others.

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions   

Sacristy at Gallery 76, Ontario College of Art, 1980

Edifice, Orifice at Chromozone Gallery, 1981

Five Women Painters at Studio 620, 1984

Painting Beyond the Zone at Art Resource Centre, 1984

What Strange Weather we are Having Lately… at the Goëthe Institute, 1988

Kaläzh at Alma Gallery, 1990

Mixed Media at Cambridge Galleries, 1990.

Small Press Centre Book Fair at the Mechanics Institute, New York City, 1991

Learn to Read Art at Basel Art Print Fair, 1991

Bookworks at Harbourfront Gallery, 1993

Red Head Light at Grunt Gallery, 1993

View: Paintings and Books at Samuel J. Zacks Gallery at York University, 1993

Away at OO Gallery, 1995

Paintings, Towers and Bridges, and Ingresso at Red Head Gallery, 1993, 1996, 1998

Windbags at The Music Gallery, 1997

A Thin Black Line at Artword Gallery, 2000

Paintings of Places Known and Beyond at AWOL Gallery, 2000

Pilgrimage at John P. Robarts Library at University of Toronto, 2002

Whimsical Architecture at University of Guelph at Humber College Art Gallery, 2006

Their Stories at Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 2016

Curatorial Work

Gallery and Exhibits Curator, TD Gallery, Special Collections, Toronto Reference Library. 2004-2017

Guest Curator, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge, ON. Reading the Face: Portraits, 2000.

Memberships

Renaissance Society of America, Sixteenth Century Society, Italian Art Society, ICOM, SHARP, Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, The Society for Emblem Studies, Historians of Netherlandish Art, Association of Print Scholars.

Former member of the collectives: Red Head Gallery, Toronto Small Press Group, Work Seen/Artword, and Matriart.