About The Artist
“Barbara Astman’s career has spanned more than 23 years of photo-based media innovations, but has always been about more than the lure of new technology.”
– art/text 1998
Barbara Astman’s art practice is a hybrid of photography, new media, sculpture, and light projection installations. Her staged and sequential work explores issues of identity, history, systems of representation and gender perspectives. Astman has been exhibiting across Canada and abroad since1975 at venues such as the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, and Galleria Luca Polazzoli in Milan, Italy. She has produced numerous public commissions, the most recent include the Canadian Embassy in Berlin, (2005) and the new Loblaw Headquarters in Brampton, Ontario (2006). Astman is represented by the Corkin Gallery and teaches at the Ontario College of Art and Design.