MIYA ANDO
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MIYA ANDO: A WOMAN OF STEEL
Not quite Superwoman, but
every bit a woman of steel,
artist Miya Ando is best
known for her metalwork in the
form of anodized aluminium that is
hand-dyed to achieve beautiful end
results; work that is industrial and
ephemeral at the same time.
The choice of working with metal as
canvas was not by accident. Miya,
who is of Russian and Japanese
ancestry, and is currently based
in Brooklyn, was for a part of her
childhood raised by Buddhist
priests in a temple in Japan. Her
ancestors were swordsmiths before
becoming Buddhist priests.
“Initially my interest in metals was
influenced by my family history;
as an adult I’ve chosen to work
with metals for their ability to
reflect light and convey my artistic
expressions,” she explained.
We asked Miya to define beauty and
she only had four Japanese words
for us: “Wa, ke, sei, jyaku (harmony,
respect, purity, tranquility)”. The
four qualities are reflected in her
work. There truly is beauty in
simplicity.
But let not the abstraction of her
work fool you; there’s nothing
simple about the process behind it.
We are told categorically that it is
“laborious and repetitive” but that
“it is something of a ritual” that “is
meditative and calming” for Miya.
She typically works in layers and
applies a layer a day, sometimes for
months per piece. Depending on her
task at hand, her music of choice
ranges from Led Zeppelin to Israel
Vibration, UA, Chemical Brothers or
Boards of Canada.
Her hard work does pay off. In
January this year, Miya held a solo
show at the Sundaram Tagore
Gallery in Hong Kong titled Light
Metal, which garnered critical
acclaim. Even brands such as Bang
& Olufsen and Element have taken
notice and have engaged her to
collaborate on exclusive speakers
and skateboards respectively.
Metal aside, Miya has been dabbling
in making works on paper with
some monotypes she has created.
It shouldn’t surprise since, as she
reminds us, she has worked with
a range of mediums from metal,
to wood, to paper and even leaves.
What next? “It’s a blank page as to
the future work,” she said.
All images: the Artist

42 First published in Straatosphere Vol. 1 (July 2014); For more information, visit www.straatosphere.com
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MIYA ANDO: A WOMAN OF STEEL

Not quite Superwoman, but

every bit a woman of steel,

artist Miya Ando is best

known for her metalwork in the

form of anodized aluminium that is

hand-dyed to achieve beautiful end

results; work that is industrial and

ephemeral at the same time.

The choice of working with metal as

canvas was not by accident. Miya,

who is of Russian and Japanese

ancestry, and is currently based

in Brooklyn, was for a part of her

childhood raised by Buddhist

priests in a temple in Japan. Her

ancestors were swordsmiths before

becoming Buddhist priests.

“Initially my interest in metals was

influenced by my family history;

as an adult I’ve chosen to work

with metals for their ability to

reflect light and convey my artistic

expressions,” she explained.

We asked Miya to define beauty and

she only had four Japanese words

for us: “Wa, ke, sei, jyaku (harmony,

respect, purity, tranquility)”. The

four qualities are reflected in her

work. There truly is beauty in

simplicity.

But let not the abstraction of her

work fool you; there’s nothing

simple about the process behind it.

We are told categorically that it is

“laborious and repetitive” but that

“it is something of a ritual” that “is

meditative and calming” for Miya.

She typically works in layers and

applies a layer a day, sometimes for

months per piece. Depending on her

task at hand, her music of choice

ranges from Led Zeppelin to Israel

Vibration, UA, Chemical Brothers or

Boards of Canada.

Her hard work does pay off. In

January this year, Miya held a solo

show at the Sundaram Tagore

Gallery in Hong Kong titled Light

Metal, which garnered critical

acclaim. Even brands such as Bang

& Olufsen and Element have taken

notice and have engaged her to

collaborate on exclusive speakers

and skateboards respectively.

Metal aside, Miya has been dabbling

in making works on paper with

some monotypes she has created.

It shouldn’t surprise since, as she

reminds us, she has worked with

a range of mediums from metal,

to wood, to paper and even leaves.

What next? “It’s a blank page as to

the future work,” she said.

All images: the Artist

42 First published in Straatosphere Vol. 1 (July 2014); For more information, visit www.straatosphere.com

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Title: “02.08.03”, Pigment, Patina & Lacquer on Steel Plate, 48x 40 inches, 2003. Miya Ando
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Title: “02.08.03”, Pigment, Patina & Lacquer on Steel Plate, 48x 40 inches, 2003. Miya Ando

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#Meditation Red #48x48 inches @sundaramtagore #sundaramtagore #miyaando
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Title: “Ukigumo ( 浮き雲 ) Floating Cloud Triptych”, 30 x 90 inches, pigment, lacquer, dye on aluminum plate, 2014. Miya Ando
On view in Summer Group Exhibition July 24 - August 23 Sundaram Tagore Gallery New York.
contact: gallery@sundaramtagore.com — with Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Art Gallery.

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#七夕 #Tanabata Outdoor installation July 7,2014 @marblehouseproject #Vermont #Artist Residency #miyaando #photo dana levy 🙏
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#七夕 #Tanabata Outdoor installation July 7,2014 @marblehouseproject #Vermont #Artist Residency #miyaando #photo dana levy 🙏

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#white triptych #summer group show #sundaramtagore #nyc #on view through august 23 #miyaando @sundaramtagore #30 x 90 inches
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#white triptych #summer group show #sundaramtagore #nyc #on view through august 23 #miyaando @sundaramtagore #30 x 90 inches

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#hand dyed anodized aluminum painting #sundaramtagore #miyaando #detail
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Sundaram Tagore Gallery NYC, Summer Group Show July 24 - August 23, 2014. Opening Tonight 6-8PM in conjunction with Art Walk Chelsea.

Pictured: Miya Ando Hand Dyed Anodized Cube Sculptures. 4 x 4 x 4 inches each. 

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#rainbows this morning on #shelterserra #birkin bag

#rainbows this morning on #shelterserra #birkin bag

#steel diptych #2006 #48x48 inches #patina, lacquer, steel #miyaando #美夜  安籐

#steel diptych #2006 #48x48 inches #patina, lacquer, steel #miyaando #美夜 安籐

#36”x36” #sundaramtagore #miyaando
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#36”x36” #sundaramtagore #miyaando

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#transformation gold light #hand dyed anodized aluminum #art aspen #sundaramtagore #miyaando 24 x 24 x 1 inch
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