1     a top curator pick

Artist Barbara Astman curated by preeminent contemporary art dealer Jane Corkin

Jane corkin portrait
Through personal performance, self-portraiture, and manipulation of materials, Barbara Astman has embraced technological change since the beginning of her career. Barbara makes unconventional work which defies categorization and has always been at the forefront of change in photography.”

PREEMINENT CONTEMPORARY ART DEALER • CORKIN GALLERY • AIPAD FOUNDING DIRECTOR

Jane Corkin is a preeminent contemporary art and vintage photography dealer and curator. A graduate of Queen’s University, Jane is a former associate of the David Mirvish Gallery, a founding director of AIPAD, and former president of the ADAC, among other appointments. Jane founded Corkin Gallery, one of Canada’s most distinguished international spaces for visual art and the first dedicated photography gallery in Toronto, in 1979.

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2     an investigative photo documentary

Exclusive 18-page photo documentary from our investigative journalist team in collaboration with award-winning photojournalist Marta Iwanek. Location: Toronto, Canada. Copyright Wondereur 2017.

MEET with artist Barbara Astman curated by preeminent contemporary art dealer Jane Corkin.

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PHOTOJOURNALIST FOR WONDEREUR MARTA IWANEK

A winner of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award and the NPPA Best of Photojournalism Award, Marta Iwanek’s focus is on local communities. A regular contributor to the Toronto Star and the Canadian Press, she is currently in Ukraine, exploring family history and documenting the conflict.

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3     an artist to invest in

Exclusive career analysis and market overview from our investigative journalist team.

GET the facts behind Barbara Astman’s success, career development and price. The value of her art is expected to significantly increase in the next few years.

PRESENT IN 41 NOTABLE COLLECTIONS
Including Victoria & Albert Museum
59 SOLO EXHIBITIONS
7 in the last 5 years
145 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
13 in the last 5 years
32 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
1 in the last 5 years
10 SOLO EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
Including Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
37 GROUP EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
Including Art Gallery of Ontario
Price Relative Indicator
PR1
Career Span
41 years
Prestige Category - Exhibition Venues
A+++

Key Dates

2016 "Looking: Then and Now," Retrospective exhibition, Corkin Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2014 Top artist pick for preeminent art dealer Jane Corkin for Wondereur
2013 Solo exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Canada
2003 Public Art Commission, Canadian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
1995 "Barbara Astman: Personal/Persona," 20-Year Survey Exhibition Tour, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Canada
1979 "Electroworks," Group exhibition, George Eastman House, Rochester, U.S.
1977 First solo exhibition, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1950 Born in the United States

Barbara Astman's Brain Map

Delve into this photographer's universe by exploring the artists and thinkers who have played an important role in her process. This Wondereur investigation reveals this larger creative context, both past and present.

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Artist Portfolio

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handpicked works by Barbara Astman exclusively on Wondereur