Miya Ando is an American artist who lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. Her artistic practice explores our relationship to nature and meditation, particularly in the transformation of surfaces through metal, painting, glass, and light. She uses materials to create ephemeral objects that change depending upon the light or time of day or viewer’s perspective. Ando creates artworks that encourage the viewer to be in the moment as they encounter transitory qualities of light. A practicing Buddhist, she wants to draw people into experiential environments that instill an awareness to nature and natural phenomena. Her artistic practice is a comment on environment and how our actions are reflected through and in response to nature. Ando’s work has been acquired and exhibited extensively throughout the world, including the Queens Museum, the Noguchi Museum, the Los Angeles County Art Museum (LACMA) the De Saisset Museum, the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art (SCAD MoA), the Second Bronx Biennial at the Bronx Museum, The Hermitage Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara satellite space, The Attleboro Arts Museum, The Museum of Byzantine Culture, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Worcester Museum, among others. Miya’s public commissions include projects in South Korea, Berlin, London, Puerto Rico, New York and California. Ando’s large scale artwork “Emptiness The Sky” was also featured in the “Frontiers Reimagined” exhibition in the 56th Venice Biennale. She is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, the Thanatopolis Special Artist Award and Public Outdoor Commission Winner and Puffin Foundation Grant winner. A critics’ picks of ARTFORUM, Ando received her Bachelor of Science in East Asian Studies at UC Berkeley and continued her studies at Yale University, in addition to serving as an apprentice to a master swords smith in Japan.
Miya's ArtPrize Entries
These are Miya's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Miya's Past Work
These are images of past work that Miya has done.