Don’t miss Miya Ando’s major new work Elements comissioned by curator Michelle Bello premiering exclusively on the West Coast at Sloan Miyasato in San Francisco.

Michelle, an early champion of Miya’s work, is also proud to announce her art will be featured at the internationally prestigious 56th Venice Biennale and mounted at the historic Museo di Palazzo Grimani. Congratulations, Miya!

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Miya Ando
Copper, Rose Gold, Silver, Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Gold, Pewter, Gold Single, 2014
Aluminum and Pigment
Nine 24 x 24 Inche Pieces (Configuration Variable)
76 x 76 Inches (Configured)
Pieces are also available individually

A descendant of Bizen sword makers, New York-based and Post-Mimimalist artist Miya Ando was raised among swordsmiths turned Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Half Japanese and half Russian-American, she grew up bilingually within two distinct cultures, spending her childhood between Japan and Northern California. Ando combines traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology to transform sheets of steel and anodized aluminum into meditative, abstract paintings.

The foundation of her practice is the transformation of surfaces. Ando produces light-reflecting gradients on her metal paintings by applying heat, sandpaper, grinders, acid, and patinas, irrevocably altering the material’s chemical properties. By an almost meditative daily repetition of these techniques, she is able to subtract, reduce, and distill her concept until it reaches its simplest form. For her, the paradoxical pairing of metal with spiritual subject matter is intentional.

“My work is an exploration into the duality of metal and its ability to convey strength and permanence, yet in the same instance, to absorb shifting color and capture the fleetingness of light. It reminds us of the transitory nature of all things in life,” says Ando.


Miya Ando
Copper, Rose Gold, Silver, Steel, Aluminum, Brass, Gold, Pewter, Gold Single, 2014 (Installation View)
Aluminum and Pigment
Nine 24 x 24 Inche Pieces (Configuration Variable)
76 x 76 Inches (Configured)
Pieces are also available individually


Miya Ando
Rainbow, 2014
Aluminum and Pigment
48 x 48 Inches

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Miya Ando – Changing all the Rules.
Directed by Takeshi Fukunaga
4:10 Minutes


Miya Ando

Miya Ando is the recipient of many awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been exhibited extensively around the world, including in a recent show curated by Nat Trotman of the Guggenheim Museum. Ando has produced numerous public commissions, most notably a thirty-foot-tall commemorative sculpture in London built from World Trade Center steel to mark the ten-year anniversary of 9/11. She lives and works in New York.

Pricing
Tommy Talbot
(415) 431-1465 tommyt@sloanm.com

Sloan Miyasato
2 Henry Adams Street, Suite 212
San Francisco, CA 94103

Hours
Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Curator
Michelle Bello Fine Art Consulting
(415) 317-5975 info@michellebello.com

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