Miya Ando is a Japanese-Russian/American artist born in 1978 in Los Angeles and raised between a Buddhist temple in Okayama, Japan and coastal Santa Cruz, California. Ando graduated from UC Berkeley and left a Master's in East Asian Studies at Yale to become an apprentice to a master metal smith in Japan. She is a descendant of Bizen sword maker Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu, and honors her lineage by exploring impermanence, transformation and transcendence through metals and light. Ando has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work is included at Aldrich Contemporary, the Newhouse Center fro Contemporary Art, the Byzantine Museum in Greece, and in Chapman University's private collection.
Miya Ando currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Miya Ando is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作