Miya Ando’s paintings, sculptures, and installation artworks have been the subject of solo exhibitions at Asia Society Texas, Houston; The Noguchi Museum, New York; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgie; Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York; and the American University Museum, Washington, DC. A large public installation titled Flower Atlas was recently on display in the Winter Garden in New York’s Brookfield Place.
Work by Ando (b. 1973, Los Angeles) has also been included in group exhibitions at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Haus Der Kunst, Munich; and the Bronx Museum and Queens Museum, New York.
Ando’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Nassau County Museum of Art; the Corning Museum of Glass, New York; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; the Santa Barbara Museum of Art; The Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, California; among other public institutions 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 has produced numerous public commissions, most notably a thirty-foot-tall sculpture built from World Trade Center steel installed in Olympic Park in London to mark the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, for which she was nominated for a DARC Award in Best Light Art Installation. Ando was also commissioned to create artwork for the historic Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT.
The artist holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian studies from the University of California, Berkeley, persued East Asian studies at Yale University and Stanford University, and apprenticed with a master metalsmith in Japan.
Ando lives and works in New York.