Project Description


Oborozuki (Moon Obscured by Clouds) – January 4 to February, 2018

Atmosphere – May 7 to June 29, 2016 


Summer – July 13 to August 18, 2018

Winter – Group Show – November 30, 2016, to January 28, 2017

Miya Ando

Miya Ando is an American artist whose painting and sculpture articulate themes of perception and examine one’s relationship to time. Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood between a Buddhist temple in Japan as well as in rural Northern California. Her work pays homage to ancient techniques and ideas, fusing them with contemporary materials and forms. She often references historic Japanese literary texts and examines the idea that the fundamental nature of reality is that all constituent forms that make up the universe are temporary; a concept found in Buddhism as well as quantum physics.

Ando’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions internationally at leading institutions including The Asia Society Museum (Houston), The Noguchi Museum (New York), SCAD Museum (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, GA; The Nassau County Museum (New York)  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), LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; The Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Bronx Museum, New York, NY and Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY. Her work is included in the public collections of  LACMA, The Nassau County Museum (New York), The Corning Museum of Glass (New York) 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. She exhibited her work in Frontiers Reimagined during the 56th Venice Biennale.

Artist Statement and Bio (PDF)



LACMA acquires Miya Ando’s Kumo (Cloud) 49.6

San Francisco Chronicle
“Miya Ando’s art influenced by heritage, ancestry” (Link)


“Miya Ando @ Nancy Toomey” (Link)


Juxtapoz Magazine
“Miya Ando ‘Atmosphere'” (Link)


Exhibition Statement – Atmosphere (PDF)

Oborozuki (Moon Obscured by Clouds)

Other Works