2013   MFA, Visual Arts, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, UBCO, Kelowna, BC, Thesis: The Object of the Verb:              Aesthetic Exploration of Language
2004   Printmaking and Drawing, Continuing Studies courses, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
1997    MA, Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
1993   BA, Art History, Visual Art and Spanish, St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, Minnesota


2016    Seeing Language project, residence at UBCO sponsored Studio 111, Rotary Centre, Kelowna,
online @seeinglanguage on Instagram
2014    Banff Artist in Residence, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

2009   Centre for Innovation in Canadian Arts and Culture, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, 


2018   fold and unfold, paintings and drawings, SAGA public art gallery, Salmon Arm, BC
2017    All of the words of the words will find words, window gallery mural, Alternator Centre, Kelowna BC.
August 18 - October
2016    Where the Heart Is, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
2014    dis/Order, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2013    The Object of the Verb, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Members’ Gallery, Kelowna
2012    Folioscope, additive print series, FINA Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna, BC 
Please Remember to Forget, print series and installation, Platypus House, UBCO, Kelowna, BC
2009  Outside the Lines, Arnica Artist Run Centre, Kamloops, BC
Colouring Book, Speakeasy Gallery, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC


2016   Drawing from Life, drawn-mural exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna BC, opening November 2016         
Shhhhhh, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC, opening July 28, 2016
My Mind’s Eye (reflecting on characters from Shakespearean plays), in conjunction with an exhibition of          
Shakespeare’s First    Folio, Duluth Art Institute, MN, opening October 2016
2015  Verstehen, creative process exhibition, Satellite Cases, Campbell River Art Gallery, BC
Not Sent Letters multi-media event, Dear Hands that Sell, drawing-based animation, VIVO, Vancouver
2013  Saturday Morning Cartoons, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
Poetry on the Page, group exhibition within a poetry conference, FINA Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna
2011   Practice-based Research Experiment, FINA Gallery, UBCO, Kelowna, BC
2007   Little Landscapes and Miniature Worlds, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
2005  The 20, Butchershop Gallery, Vancouver


AmCor Inc  (Works created as Officer Dåhl of AmCor, with Corinne Thiessen as Officer Îdîå)

2018  LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc, performance at the Living Things Festival, Kelowna, BC. Jan 18-20
2017   LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc., Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2015   LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc.,  Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2014   LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc. drawing exhibition, audio, and participatory performance, Petit Trianon Gallery,
                         Lethbridge, Alberta


JANET Project  (Works created under the name of Janet Project, a roving collaboration)
2014   Clean Cooking for Clean Eating, performance with jello-mold sculptures, with collaborator Julia (Janet)      
                        Prudhomme, Beat Salad   poetry event, Woodshed Readings, Centre for Eco-Culture, Kelowna

2012   Janet Louise Ciccone: The Poet Speaks, performance, Word Rukus poetry event, Kelowna, BC,
2009   Congratulations! performance collaboration with Camilla Pickard, Emily Carr University, Vancouver
2007   “Feminist?,” collaborative text by the artist, Christine Ferguson, and Camilla Pickard in English Studies in
(Edmonton: University of Alberta), June to September, April, 2007, Vol. 31, Nos. 2-3, pp. 51-68.

2006   Art Star: Janet Amateur, Janet Professional, performance, presentation and panel discussion, Emily Carr      
                        University, Vancouver

2006   Collaboration, group show and performance (Amy Modahl and Camilla Pickard as Janet), Emily Carr
                        University, Vancouver

2005   The Face of Janet 2005, interactive performance game (Amy Modahl and Camilla Pickard as Janet),, Helen
                        Pitt Gallery
Z is for Zebra, Janet-curated zine exhibition (Amy Modahl and Camilla Pickard as Janet), Helen Pitt Gallery,
Snow White & Rose Red, Lesbian Twin Fantasy: 5 Whole Minutes of Implied Girl-on-Girl Action, performance
                         with publication (Amy Modahl and Camilla Pickard as Janet), Helen Pitt/Access Gallery cabaret
Bitchoff, performance and Janet-hosted show, (Amy Modahl and Camilla Pickard), Railway Club, Vancouver
2004   Fame&Shameless exhibition, performance, and Janet, Issue3 launch (Amy Modahl, Christine Ferguson, and         
Camilla Pickard as  Janet), Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver
Plagiarized, Janet, Issue 2 launch, Copyright, group show (Amy Modahl, Christine Ferguson, and Camilla
                          Pickard as Janet), Concourse Gallery, Emily Carr University, Vancouver

2003  Three Janets Sitting, performance and John Ritter Memorial Issue, Janet, Issue 1 launch, Butchershop Gallery


2018    Artist Talk, Creative research class, UBC Okanagan, January 15, 2018
2016   Artist Talk, Kelowna Art Gallery, December 7, 2016
          Talk/Workshop for
Seeing Language project residency, Studio 111, as part of the UBCO Bumping Zones
                           Conference, Kelowna, BC May 8-10, 2016
Seeing Language, Talk and short drawing/writing workshops, Creative writing courses, Okanagan College,
                           Kelowna BC, February and March 2016
Artist talk, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, February 2016
2014  Persuasive Gesture: Nonverbal Com. in Political Speeches, Research Showcase speaker series, Okanagan
ART NOW artist speaker series, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta
dis/Order: Intersection of Art and Text, exhibition catalogue launch, participatory talk/event with Jake Kennedy
                           and Kevin McPherson Eckoff, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
Creative Process, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, BC
2013   Kidnapping as Creative Practice, Endnotes Conference, paper and visual presentation UBC, Vancouver

2012   Morphosis: The Creative Convergence of Language and Art, 15/15 Seminar Series, UBCO, Kelowna, BC
2009   Artist’s talk, Center for Innovation in Canadian Arts and Culture, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops   


"Herald Nix: The Long View," catalogue essay, Headbones Gallery, Vernon, BC. December 2016.

“The Spaces Between,” essay and drawn images, Kapsula Magazine (Toronto), Vol. 2, No. 2, May, 2015, pp. 8-11.

“Ideas & Things,” Kamloops Art Gallery exhibition review, Galleries West magazine online, posted May 10, 2015

“Kevin Day and Nathan McNinch: A Scanner Ubiquity,” essay in folder for Scanner Ubiquity exhibition, with artists Kevin Day and Nathan McNinch. Kelowna: Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, 2015.

Lección, series of prints, Capilano Review, webfolio 9, 2014,

“Build your own graduate student,” pH Magazine, (Kelowna, BC, University of British Columbia Okanagan), Summer, 2011, pp. 5-6.

Transcript 108754618,” Front Magazine (Vancouver), January-February, 2009, Vol. XX, No. 1, pp. 22-3.

“Certified Mail,” W Magazine (Vancouver: Kootenay School of Writing), March, 2008, issue 13, p. 19.

“Domino Effect,” in Cobraheads. Vancouver: Butchershop Gallery Press, 2005, pp. 4-6. 


(Publications about the artist's work)

Burns, Kristin. “Artists Amy Modahl & Julia Prudhomme: It was Apple Juice that brought them here,” OOOK: Magazine of Okanagan Arts and Culture, online resources, posted May 17, 2012.

Culen, Lubos. “Amy Modahl: dis/Order,” in Amy Modahl: dis/Order. Vernon: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 2014, pp. 5-7.

Froneman, Kristin. “Artist Amy Modahl Creates her own Visual Language,” Vernon Morning Star (Vernon, BC), January 3, 2014.

Kennedy, Jake.  “Preliminary Interrogation.”  AmCor Inc exhibition text for Stride Gallery, Calgary, September 2015.

Kennedy, Jake and Kevin McPherson Eckhoff, “To Honour the Spaces that Exist…” (title truncated).  Creative response.  In Amy Modahl: dis/Order. Vernon: Vernon Public Art Gallery, 2014, pp. 13-24.

Mowatt, Gail. Interview with Amy Modahl, aired on The Muse, radio program. CKVS radio (Salmon Arm, BC), 93.7 FM, September 26, 2013.

Reising, Gunthar.  "Interactive Art Exhibit 'Liar! Liar!' Offers Critique of State Surveillance and Control.  Minnesota Daily News. June 7, 2017.

Simes, Jeremy. “Calgary Human Lie Detectors will Make You Feel Uncomfortable,” Metro News (Calgary), posted Sept. 6, 2015:

Wadsley, Helena. “Review, Liar! Liar! performance and installation by Amy Modahl and Corinne Thiessen,” PrairieSeen (Edmonton-based blog),  issue 2, Winter, 2014, pp. 20-3:

Wyllie, Laura, “Amy Modahl: Where the Heart Is interview at the Kelowna Art Gallery.”  Kelowna Art Gallery, BC, February 2016.  Youtube video:

Wylie, Liz.  “Where the heart is” Folio for solo exhibition by the same name.  Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, January, 2016.

Wylie, Liz.  "Drawing from Life" Catalogue essay.  Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC, January. 2016.

Youds, Mike. “Artist Summons Memories, Reflections through Collage,” Kamloops Daily News, July 5, 2009.