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BIOGRAPHY

America, b.1978
Miya Ando is an American artist known for her metal paintings which encapsulate both ephemerality and permanence in their subtle, brilliant color gradients. Working across two and three dimensions, Ando’s oeuvre contains abstract painting and sculpture, including large-scale public art pieces, that reflect the transitory essence of life.

A practicing Buddhist, Ando imbues her work with principles of her practice with a focus on the interconnectedness between the viewer and the artwork, and between the viewers themselves. The pieces exist as conduits for human experience, bringing people together to perceive each in their own way. Ando’s practice is built on the experiential qualities of her output. Viewers are meant to move around each of her works; interacting with them from different vantage points as a way to change the viewers’ perception with respect to light, distance, and time. Drawing from these philosophical underpinnings, Ando pays acute attention to how light is expressed in space and seamlessly transfers her observations to her art.

Ando constantly refines her work to remove any extraneous elements until the core of the piece remains. This distillation marks her artworks as Post Minimalist, though she does not merely recreate the tenets of this movement through her paintings, objects, and installations, but acts from the same sources of inspiration and creativity. Blending the natural with the industrial, Ando utilizes the enduring materiality of metal with evanescent scenes of the environment. Her self-developed process of painting into
the surface of the aluminum creates tranquil, mutable scenes of the atmosphere, while her glass sculptures capture cloud formations through infinitesimal fractures within. Beauty can always be found in these fleeting, temporary moments of existence.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

“Drifting Cloud, Flowing Water”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery
“Clouds”, The Noguchi Museum, Queens, NY
“Cloud Field”, The Katzen Arts Center, The American University Museum, Washington, DC
“The Cathedral (The Shrine of Trees, The 6 Sisters and The Mother)”, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California
“Drifting Cloud, Flowing Water”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
“Oborzuki (The Moon Obscured By Clouds)”, Nancy Toomey Gallery, San Francisco, California

2017

“Temporal”, SCAR Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
“Solo Exhibition”, The Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York
“Sui Getsu (Water Moon)”, The Shibuya Seibu Art Gallery, Tokyo
“Sui Getsu (Water Moon)”, Hiroshima SOGO, Tokyo

2016

“The Nature of Perception”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
“Atmosphere”, Nancy Toomey Fine Art, San Francisco
“銀河 Ginga (“The Silver River” / “Galaxy”) and Mandala”, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles
“Tasogare/Twilight (The Time of Moonlight, Sunlight and Starlight)”, Winston Wachter Seattle

2015

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
Madison Gallery, La Jolla

2014

Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne, Australia
Narthex Gallery Saint Peter’s Church, New York
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Mead Carney Fine Art, London
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong
Lora Schlesinger, Los Angeles

2013

K Imperial Gallery, San Francisco
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Martin Asbaek Gallery & Bang Olufsen, Copenhagen
Miya Ando, Dixten Les Docks, Paris

2012

Madison Gallery, La Jolla

2011

Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles
Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Shibuya Seibu Artspace, Tokyo
Artxchange Gallery, Seattle

2010

de Castallane Gallery, Brooklyn
Art Ecology Gallery, Louisville KY
Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles

2009

Bryant Street Gallery, Palo Alto CA
Rupert Ravens Contemporary,Newark NJ

2008

Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley ID
Bandini Art Gallery, Culver City CA
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art Museum, Staten Island NY

2007

Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito CA
Galerie Sho, Tokyo

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

True Colors, The Nassau Museum, New York, NY
Water and Fire, Spartan Art Museum, South Carolina
National Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, New Jersey
Flora, The Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

2017

Japan Gallery Exhibition, DIA (Detroit Institute of Arts) Museum, Detroit, MI
Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, LACMA (Los Angele County Museum of Art) Group Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
Crossing Boundaries: Art and the Future of Clean Energy, Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Looking Glass, Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL
Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
Lunar, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Landscape, Cica Museum (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art), Gyeonggi, Korea
Wonder Ball, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Primary Source, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
5×5, Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum, Santa Barbara, California
Small Works, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Material Matters, BWAC, New York selected by Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA, NY, NY

2016

Madison Avenue Group Show, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
Winter, Nancy Toomey Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Abstraction, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gold Rush, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY

2015

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong Winter Group Show
212 Gallery, Aspen Colorado
Winston Wachter, Seattle
Little Piece, Video Installation, Custom House, Ireland
Nova Gallery, Manila Philippines
Memorial Sloan Kettering, Vantage Points curated by Sarah Campbell, NYC
Worcester Art Museum: “Samurai In Contemporary Culture”
2015 56th Venice Biennale, “Frontiers Reimagined” Exhibition, Museo Di Palazzo Grimani
Scope 2015 Tribeca Grand Hotel curated by Natalie Kates

2013

Wutang, Wallplay, New York, NY
Unseen, Cult Exhibitions/ San Francisco
All Of The Above, Church of St Paul The Apostle, New York
Surface Tension, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles
Archives of the Ephemeral: ten interventions in Nature, Escuela de Bellas Artes de Ponce, Puerto
Rico
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Hong Kong
A Strong Hand That Nonetheless Gets You Nowhere, Kunsthalle Galapagos, New York
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum: “Limuw: An Ode To The Sea”
K Imperial Gallery, San Francisco & Hatch Gallery, Oakland

2012

The Hermitage, Timekeeper, St Petersburg & IMAL Brussels

2012

Timekeeper, The Hermitage, St Petersburg & IMAL Brussels
Archives of the Ephemeral: Ten Artistic Interventions in Nature, Sagrado Corazon University, Puerto Rico
Installation 1, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
New York Armory Fair, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Art Meets New York, Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan
Stories To Wake Up With, The Market Studios Dublin, Ireland
Kunstfilmtag, Language Is The House We Live In, Auditorium of the Artists Association
Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany

2011

Perspectives, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY
Wa: The Art of Japan, Gensler Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Cutting Light, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris, France
Wide Open, BWAC, Red Hook, NY Curated by Nate Trotman, Guggenheim
Misc, Art Finance Partners, New York, NY

2010

Sweetcake Enso, Travelling Zendo Exhibition, Empty Hand Zendo New Rochelle, NY
Village Zendo
The Happy Tree, Monster Children & Element, Sydney, Australia
Diversity in Dialogue, Muriel Guepin Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Art of Light, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2009

Hypothetical Landscapes, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
W Hotel, White Gallery, Times Square, NY

2008

Out of the Blue, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
Places and Manners of Worship, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Greece
Theme of Compassion, ArtXchange Gallery / Seattle, WA (exhibit collaboration w/gathering feat. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet)
Lack of Desire, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

2007

Duopolis, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oaklan, CA
Distilled Moments, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New Wave Contemporary, Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan
Homo Bellicus, A Geneology of War, Berlin, Germany
Director’s Selection, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA

MUSEUMS

De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara Group Exhibition
Queens Museum Group Exhibition
Bronx Museum Group Exhibition Aim Biennale
The State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Group Exhibition
Attleboro Contemporary Museum Group Exhibition
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Solo Exhibition
Byzantine Museum, Greece Exhibition
Chapman University Collection

SELECTED PRESS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Asia Society Hong Kong “The Nature of Perception” Artist’s Talk
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York “Spark Lecture” 2014
Guest Artist Lecture, Pratt University, February 2013
Fashion Institute of Technology, January 2013, Guest Artist Critic
Guest Artist Lecture, Pratt University, October 2012
Visiting Artist Critic, Pratt University, September, 2012
Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto Rico May, 2012
Artist’s Talk and Panel Discussion: 3/11 Japan, Pratt University New York, June 2012
Artist’s Talk, The New School, New York “Rethinking Inheritance: Creating Kinship”, April 2012
Artist’s Talk with Yoko Kobayashi-Baker, Galerie Sho Contemporary Art, Tokyo November 2011
Artist Talk in conjunction with solo exhibition ‘Chado’ The Way of Tea, Artxchange Gallery,
Seattle October 2011
Pratt University, Guest Artist for Karl Chu Architecture, 2011
Artist Talk in Conjunction with Exhibition, Bryant Street Gallery 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Louisville / November 2009
Cipriani Club Artist Talk / New York NY / /200

TELEVISION

BBC London News September 5, 2011 London Memorial Unveiling
ITV 1 London Tonight “London Memorial Unveiling” September 5, 2011
China Broadcast September 6, 2011 London Memorial
Sky News Austrailia, September 6, 2011 “Miya Ando Commissioned to create ‘After 9/11”
Sculpture for London
ITV 1 London Today “London Memorial Unveiling” September 5, 2011
“9/11 Artist Miya Ando Documentary” Good Morning Nippon, NHK News Japan, month of
September
“Brooklyn Artist Debuts 9/11 Memorial Sculpture Across the Pond” NY1 News, September
“9/11” Sky News England, September 5, 2011
“Artist Helps Forge Mission of Brooklyn Soup Kitchen” Stephanie Simon, New York One Arts
Report, NY1 Television News / 2010
“Subtraction and Steel” Miya Ando Interview on The Morning, Noon and Night Show, Plum TV /
2008