Join us for a reception Saturday, September 24th from 4-7 pm to celebrate the opening of the solo exhibition, Kumoji (Cloud Path / A Road Traversed By Birds And The Moon) by Japanese-American artist Miya Ando. This celebration will take place concurrently with the opening of Chinese-born, Pittsburgh-based artist Su Su's solo exhibition, From Your Special Friend at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd Fl.1.
Ando lived her formative years between a Buddhist temple in Japan and the mountains of Northern California. The unique vantage point expressed in Kumoji (Cloud Path / A Road Traversed By Birds And The Moon) reflects her experiences as an artist occupying the margins between Japanese and Western culture.
Kumoji (Cloud Path / A Road Traversed By Birds And The Moon), will be on view at Kavi Gupta | Washington Blvd. Fl. 2 from September 3 through November 5, 2022.
Ando’s work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Asia Society Museum, Houston; The Noguchi Museum, New York; Savannah College Of Art and Design Museum, Savannah; The Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor; and The American University Museum, Washington DC. Her work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Haus Der Kunst, Munich; The Bronx Museum; and The Queens Museum of Art, NY. Ando’s work is included in the public collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); The Nassau County Museum, NY; The Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; The Luft Museum, Amberg, Germany; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, AZ; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA; Jean Paul Najar Foundation Museum Collection, Dubai UAE; and The Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA; among many other public and private collections. Among Ando’s many acclaimed public commissions is 9/11 MEMORIAL (SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL), a thirty-foot-tall sculpture built from World Trade Center steel installed in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Zaha Hadid Aquatic Centre, London, UK. Ando holds a bachelor’s degree in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, studied East Asian Studies at Yale University and Stanford University, and apprenticed with a Master Metalsmith in Japan.