Miya Ando’s steel canvases and sculpture articulate themes of contradiction and juxtaposition of ideas. The foundation of her practice is transformation of surfaces.

Half Japanese & half Russian, Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and was raised in a buddhist temple in Japan and in coastal Northern California. she has continued her 16th generation Japanese sword smithing and Buddhist lineage by combining metals, reflectivity and light in her transcendent paintings and sculpture. In 2011 she completed two memorial sculptures for the 9/11 in which she utilized 30 foot tall...

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