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,
2017 forthcoming, All of the words of the words will find words, window gallery mural, Alternator Centre, Kelowna BC.
Opening August 18.
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)
2017 LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc. drawing exhibition, audio installation, and participatory performance, Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2015 LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc. drawing exhibition, audio installation, and participatory performance, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
2014 LIAR! LIAR!, AmCor Inc. drawing exhibition, audio installation, 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, UBCO, Kelowna, BC
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 Canada (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, Vancouver
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, Vancouver
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, Vancouver
2016 Artist Talk, Kelowna Art Gallery, December 7, 2016
Seeing Language project talk/workshop, 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 College, Kelowna
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 presentation with visual component, 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
PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST
"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 http://www.gallerieswest.ca/art-reviews/exhibition-reviews/%22ideas-%26-things%2C%22-kamloops-art-gallery%2C-march-28-to-june-13%2C/
“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.http://alternatorcentre.com/explore_art/archives/exhibition/exhibitions_2015/a_scanner_ubiquity_kevin_tsuan_hsiang_day_nathan_mcninch
Lección, series of prints, Capilano Review, webfolio 9, 2014, http://www.thecapilanoreview.ca/webfolio/9/
“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. http://www.stride.ab.ca/arc/archive_2015/amcor/amcor_main_upcoming.html
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. http://www.mndaily.com/article/2017/06/interactive-art-exhibit-liar-liar-offers-a-critique
Simes, Jeremy. “Calgary Human Lie Detectors will Make You Feel Uncomfortable,” Metro News (Calgary), posted Sept. 6, 2015: http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary/2015/09/07/calgary-human-lie-detectors-will-make-you-feel-uncomfortable.html
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: http://issuu.com/prairieseen/docs/ps_notes_issue_2
Wyllie, Laura, “Amy Modahl: Where the Heart Is interview at the Kelowna Art Gallery.” Kelowna Art Gallery, BC, February 2016. Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZLJf6B7zm4
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.