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As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

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Images from abroad , Lada Nakonechna's solo exhibition at Galerie EIGEN + ART in Berlin, considers the barriers that exist between depictions of conflict and their viewers.

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Miya Ando Biography

A descendant of Bizen sword makers, New York-based emerging artist Miya Ando was raised among sword smiths tuned Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Ando is half Japanese and half Russian-American and grew up bilingually within two distinct cultures, spending her childhood between Japan and Northern California. She received a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and attended Yale University to study Buddhist iconography and imagery.

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After university, she apprenticed at the master metal smith Hattori Studio in Japan and in 2009 did a residency at Northern California's Public Art Academy.

Combining traditional techniques of her ancestry with modern industrial technology, Ando skillfully transforms sheets of burnished steel and anodized aluminum into ephemeral, abstract paintings suffused with subtle gradations of color. The foundation of her practice is the transformation of surfaces. She produces light-reflecting gradients on her metal paintings by applying heat, sandpaper, grinders, acid and patinas, irrevocably altering the material’s chemical properties. It’s by an almost meditative daily repetition of these techniques that Ando is able to subtract, reduce and distill her concept until it reaches its simplest form. For Ando, the paradoxical pairing of metal with spiritual subject matter is intentional.

Current Exhibition | New York
9 January–8 February 2020

Winter Group Show

Miya Ando Featured Artworks

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Red Purple Gold 12.19.4.4.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoRed Purple Gold 12.19.4.4.1, 201924k gold, pigment, resin and urethane on aluminium
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Black Grey 12.19.4.4.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoBlack Grey 12.19.4.4.1, 2019Pigment and urethane on aluminium
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Tasogare (Dusk) 9.19.4.4.2.M.1.2.3.4.9.47.G.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoTasogare (Dusk) 9.19.4.4.2.M.1.2.3.4.9.47.G.1, 2019Mineral dust, pigment, resin and urethane on aluminium
48 x 48 inches
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Vermillion Crimson 8.19.40.40.1.M.1.2.G.1.L by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoVermillion Crimson 8.19.40.40.1.M.1.2.G.1.L, 2019Pigment and urethane on aluminium
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Shu-Iro (Vermillion) 6.19.3.3.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoShu-Iro (Vermillion) 6.19.3.3.1, 2019Pigment, resin and urethane on aluminium
91.4 x 91.4 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Night (Dark Green) 4.19.40.40.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoNight (Dark Green) 4.19.40.40.1, 2019Pigment and urethane on aluminium
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
Moon Purple Dark Green Shift 6.19.4.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoMoon Purple Dark Green Shift 6.19.4.1, 2019Pigment, resin and urethane on aluminium
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Enquire about this work
New Moon 4.19.2.1 by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoNew Moon 4.19.2.1, 201924k gold, pigment, resin, urethane, stainless steel
61 x 61 cm
Ben Brown Fine Arts Enquire about this work

Miya Ando Current & Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Winter Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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9 January–8 February 2020 Group Exhibition Winter Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Summer Group Show at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
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25 July–30 August 2019 Group Exhibition Summer Group Show Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Between Earth and Sky at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
Closed
23 July–24 August 2019 Group Exhibition Between Earth and Sky Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Chelsea, New York

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Miya Ando In Ocula Magazine

Miya Ando: Traversing the Edge of a Forest Ocula Insight
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GILLMAN BARRACKS
Miya Ando: Traversing the Edge of a Forest Brienne Walsh, Singapore

Born to a Japanese mother and an American father, Miya Ando is very much a creature of both the East and West. Known for creating large-scale installations, paintings and sculptures redolent of natural phenomena, as a child she split her time between the redwood forests of Santa Cruz, California, and a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan, where...

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Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York Ocula Insight Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York Katie Fallen, New York

There is something quite surprising about Miya Ando , the latest artist to have a solo show with Sundaram Tagore Gallery in New York. Half Japanese and half Russian, Ando is a descendant of Bizen sword makers and spent her childhood among Buddhist priests in a temple in Okayama, Japan. Yet today, she lives and works in New York, with her studio...

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Miya Ando In Related Press

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Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore, Hong Kong Related Press Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore, Hong Kong 26 October 2015, Artforum

Ando is a descendant of Bizen swordsmiths and spent part of her childhood among Buddhist priests at a temple in Okayama in southern Japan. She apprenticed at Hattori Studio, with a Japanese master metalsmith, and has founded her practice on the transformation of metal surfaces using heat, sandpaper, grinders, pigments, dyes, and other chemical...

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In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore Related Press In Conversation: Sundaram Tagore 8 May 2015, Laura Thomson

Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. Gallery Founder, Sundaram Tagore, is an art historian, gallerist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was born in Calcutta in 1961 and manages four galleries between New York City, Hong Kong and...

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Art World Abstracts: Ferguson'S Street Art In The Spotlight Related Press Art World Abstracts: Ferguson'S Street Art In The Spotlight 26 November 2014, Alanna Martinez for the New York Observer / 25 November 2014

The decision not to indict Darren Wilson the white police officer who shot a black unarmed teen named Michael Brown three months ago in Ferguson, Missouri has rocked the country in the few hours since its announcement, with demonstrations erupting from Ferguson to Union Square in Manhattan. This is much more than an art news story, but the public...

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Interview: Miya Ando In Hong Kong Related Press Interview: Miya Ando In Hong Kong 10 March 2014, Art Radar Asia / 07 March 2014

Descended from Bizen sword makers, half Japanese and half American artist Miya Ando grew up bilingual with two distinct cultures influencing her unusual art practice. As a child, Ando lived in a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan, and was raised among swordsmiths-turned-Buddhist priests. This upbringing led her to undertake a Bachelor’s degree...

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