Miya Ando is an American artist who lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. She is known for her metal paintings, which encapsulate movement and permanence in their subtle, brilliant color gradients. Ando’s art contains abstract painting and sculpture, including large-scale public art pieces. Viewers move around each of her works; interacting with them from different vantage points as a way to change their perceptions with respect to light, distance, and time.
Drawing from Buddhist philosophical underpinnings, Ando pays acute attention to how light is expressed in space and seamlessly transfers her observations into the art. Her self-developed process of painting onto the surface of the aluminum creates tranquil, scenes of atmosphere, while her glass sculptures capture ephemeral cloud formations. Beauty can always be found in these fleeting, temporary moments of existence. Ando’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions internationally at leading institutions including The Noguchi Museum (New York), SCAD Museum (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, GA; The Nassau County Museum and The American University Museum. Her work has also been included in extensive group exhibitions at institutions including LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Bronx Museum, New York, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY and The Nassau County Museum, NY. Her work is included in the public collections of LACMA and The Detroit Institute of Art Museum (DIA), The Luft Museum (Germany) as well as in numerous private collections. Ando has been the recipient of several grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award and commission for The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT. he exhibited her work in “Frontiers Reimagined” during the 56th Venice Biennale.