Concordia University

Barbara Todd, BFA

Part-time Instructor, Fibres and Material Practices


Barbara Todd is an interdisciplinary artist marrying a minimalist aesthetic to a poetic and politicized sensibility. She is best known for her innovative, quilted textile works. Her "Security Blankets", which have been exhibited internationally, link the mortal body, domesticity and warfare. Subsequent bodies of work draw inspiration from children's drawings, poems, the everyday and stones from the shores of Lake Huron. Todd's work is represented in museum and private collections and public commissions, in Canada and the U.S. Her recently completed "Healing Garden" is a 100 foot-long public artwork incorporating light, color, and glass, produced for Sacred Heart Hospital in Montreal. Todd divides her time between Troy, New York, where she teaches weaving at Emma Willard School, and Montreal where her work is represented by Galerie Art Mûr.


BFA      University of Guelph, 1975


textiles, drawing, installation

Research interests

public art, material culture, weaving, art and the everyday

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