Photo of Barbara Fletcher
Photo of Barbara Fletcher
Barbara Fletcher
Faculty of Art
416-977-6000, Ext. 282

Area(s) of Expertise

Acrylic Casting, Aluminum Casting, Bronze Casting


Barb Fletcher has been a faculty member/technician in the Bronze and Aluminum Casting area at the Ontario College of Art & Design since January, 1984. She replaced Art Lee as Head of the area during his sabbatical leave in 1991. She worked as a class assistant in Mould Making and Foundry in the Department of Technological Studies at the Ontario College of Art from 1982 to 1984. She is an active artist and sculptor. She is a British citizen and Canadian landed immigrant, who immigrated to Canada in 1976 from Belgium. She has lived, worked and studied art in five countries: Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Belgium.


1981 5th Year Assistantship, Ontario College of Art

1980 AOCA, The Ontario College of Art

1977 - 1979 Post-graduate studies, University of Toronto, Faculty of Art

1969 B.Sc.Ed. English, Secondary Language Arts, Faculty of Education, The University of Oklahoma

1969 U.S. State Teaching Certification

Selected Exhibitions

2000 Go Figure 2, Juried Group, Arts Week, 2000 Exhibition, Canadian Sculpture Centre

2000 Sculpture 2000, Juried Group, John B. Aird Gallery

1999 Go Figure, Juried Group, Canadian Sculpture Centre

1998 Remembering Montreal, Group, Atrium Gallery Caf?, OCAD

1998 70th Anniversary of the Sculptors Society of Canada, Juried Group, Canadian Sculpture Gallery

1997 SSC Annual Juried Group Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery

1996 Remembering, Group, Atrium Caf?, OCAD

1996 Ten Works, a Tenth Anniversary Retrospective of ten works from the following groups: The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, The Ontario Crafts Council, The Ontario Society for Artists, The Royal Academy of Arts, The Sculptors Society of Canada, The Society of Canadian Artists, Juried

Awards \ Grants

1987 First Prize for Sculpture, Aviva Juried Show, Simpson's Gallery

1986 1st Award Winner, Ministry of Education Juried Presentation to Bette Stephenson

1984 Honourable Mention, Burlington Guild of Sculptors, Juried Exhibition

1980 Josephine M. Harper Sculpture Scholarship, Ontario College of Art

1980 George A. Reid Scholarship, Ontario College of Art

1979 Martin Kastner Memorial Scholarship and Cowan Medal, Ontario College of Art

1978 Sculpture Award for Part-time Students, Ontario College of Art

1967 Joseph E. Taylor, Rhodes Scholar, Award for Outstanding Figurative Sculpture, The University of Oklahoma

Selected Publications

"OCA's Involvement in Artists Environment Forum," Alumnus Magazine, 1989

Mould Making, A Visual Teaching Package, Slides and Video produced in conjunction with Art Lee, Harvey Townsend, by the Art Gallery of Ontario, 1980/1981

Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries

2000 OCADFA Board of Directors

1994 The Sculptors Society of Canada

1989 - 1990 Artists Environment Forum

1987 - 1989 OCA Status of Women Committee, Equity 2000

1985 Canadian Artists Representation Ontario

1985 Women's Art Resource Centre

1980 OCA Alumni Association

1977 Visual Arts Ontario