Dr. Leah Modigliani
Leah Modigliani is an artist and writer. She earned a BFA degree from Concordia University, a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a PhD in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University. Modigliani has taught undergraduates and graduate students in visual studies, studio art and modern and contemporary art history at California College for the Arts, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design University. Her visual work has been exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto, and the Moore Space in Miami, among other galleries and museums. Her critical writing can be found in academic journals and contemporary art magazines such as Prefix Photo, Art Criticism and C Magazine. Her visual and written work is marked by an interest in critiquing the institutional context of art within contemporary economics and politics, with particular research interests in the history of conceptual art, the dynamics of the art market, the history of the avant-garde, and the relationship of all these to historical and contemporary critiques of capitalism.