Congratulations to OCAD University Photography Professor Barbara Astman (’73) on being appointed Vice President, Board of Directors, Prefix (ICA) Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON!


Barbara Astman’s work has received national and international recognition. Her work is represented in many museum, corporate, and private collections, in Canada, United States, and Europe.

Astman has degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen, and Ontario College of Art. Active in the Toronto arts community, Astman has sat on numerous boards and advisory committees. She was a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at the Art Gallery of Ontario and an appointed member to the Canadian Curatorial Committee at the AGO from 2009 – 2013.  Currently she is Chair of the Koffler Gallery Art Advisory Committee.  Most recently she was appointed Vice President, Board of Director, Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art.

Astman is represented by the Corkin Gallery, Toronto and a feature profile on her appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of Canadian Art.

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