EDUCATION

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

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

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, 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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

COLLABORATION

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

ARTIST TALKS  

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. 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

(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.