Birth Name: Miya Ando

Born: Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: American

Education: University of California, Berkeley, Yale University

Miya Ando is a New York based artist whose metal canvases and sculpture articulate themes of perception and one’s relationship to time. The foundation of Ando’s practice is the transformation of surfaces.

A descendant of Bizen sword makers, Ando was raised among swordsmiths and Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan.  Applying traditional techniques of her ancestry, she skilfully transforms sheets of burnished industrial steel, using heat and chemicals, into ephemeral abstractions suffused with subtle gradations of colour. 

Ando’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions internationally at leading institutions including The Asia Society Museum, Houston, TX; The Noguchi Museum, New York, NY; SCAD Museum (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, GA; The Nassau County Museum, New York, NY and The American University Museum, Washington DC. Her work has also been included in extensive group exhibitions at institutions including The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, CA; The Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Bronx Museum, New York, NY and Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY. 

Ando’s work is included in the public collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), The Nassau County Museum, New York, NY, The Corning Museum of Glass, NY and The Detroit Institute of Art Museum (DIA), The Luft Museum, Germany as well as in many important corporate and private collections worldwide.