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America, b.1978
Ando is half Japanese and half Russian American artist based in New York. She was raised in two worlds; among sword smiths turned Buddhist priests in a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan and in a redwood forest in Northern California. She is the descendent of sword maker Ando Masakatsu. Recently Ando’s artwork has been featured on CNN News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. She has received international recognition for the 9/11 Memorial Sculpture unveiled in September, 2011 in London. Ando’s work is widely exhibited and collected with public artworks in South Korea, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York. Her work has been exhibited in Paris, Berlin, Austria, Greece and across the United States.

Ando has stated that she is interested in metals, reflectivity and light to express spirituality. Themes in her work are transformation, reflection and transcendence.



March, 2018 – “Cloud Fields”, The American University Museum, Washington, DC
September, 2018 – Solo Exhibition, Museum of Art and History, California


“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


“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


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


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


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


Madison Gallery, La Jolla


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


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


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


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


Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito CA
Galerie Sho, Tokyo



de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University
Sundaram Tagore Gallery, NYC Group Show


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


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
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


The Hermitage, Timekeeper, St Petersburg & IMAL Brussels

Sagrado Corazon University, Archives of the Ephemeral: Ten Artistic Interventions in

Nature, Puerto Rico

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Installation 1, NYC

Galerie Sho Contemporary Art/ New York Armory Fair, New York

Shibuya Seibu Gallery, Art Meets New York, Galerie Sho, Tokyo

The Market Studios, Stories To Wake Up With, Dublin, Ireland

Kunstfilmtag, Language Is The House We Live In, Auditorium of the Artists Association

Malkasten, Düsseldorf


Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Perspectives, New York

Gensler Art Gallery, Wa: The Art of Japan, San Francisco

Galerie Vanessa Quang, The Cutting Light exhibition, Paris France

Red Hook, NY Curated by Nate Trotman, Guggenheim, Wide Open BWAC

Finance Partners, Misc Art, New York, NY


Sweetcake Enso, Empty Hand Zendo, Travelling Zendo Exhibition, New Rochelle, NY

Monster Children & Element, The Happy Tree, Sydney Australia

Muriel Guepin Gallery, Diversity in Dialogue, Brooklyn NY

Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, The Art of Light, Berlin Germany


Janet Kurnatowski, Hypothetical Landscapes, Brooklyn NY

White Gallery, W Hotel, Times Square NY


Attleboro Arts Museum, Out of the Blue, Attleboro MA

Museum of Byzantine Culture, Places and Manners of Worship, Greece

ArtXchange Gallery, Theme of Compassion, Seattle, WA* (*exhibit collaboration with gathering feat. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet)

Brooklyn Arts Council, Lack of Desire, Brooklyn NY


Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Duopolis, Oakland CA

111 Minna Gallery, Distilled Moments, San Francisco CA

Galerie Sho, New Wave Contemporary, Tokyo Japan

Homo Bellicus, A Geneology of War, Berlin, Germany

Edith Caldwell Gallery, Director’s Selection, Sausalito, CA


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



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


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
“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 /