Artist Talk: Miya Ando

Miya Ando

Photo © Roy Ritchie

Join featured artist Miya Ando as she describes the inspiration she draws from the Buddhist text, the Heart Sutra, for this site-specific response to the unique architecture of Yoshio Taniguchi, captured in her new exhibition Form is Emptiness, Emptiness is Form. Ando will discuss her studio processes as they relate to working with elemental materials such as wood, metal, and light.

The exhibition runs through March 29, 2020, and is open free to the public Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


1:15 p.m. Reception (free)
2 p.m. Artist Talk (ticketed)

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About the Artist

Miya Ando is an American artist who lives and works between New York City and Los Angeles. Ando’s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions including The Noguchi Museum (New York), SCAD Museum (Savannah College of Art and Design), Savannah, GA; The Nassau County Museum and The American University Museum. Her work has also been included in extensive group exhibitions at institutions including LACMA, Los Angeles, CA; Bronx Museum, New York, NY; and Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY. Her work is included in the public collections of LACMA and The Detroit Institute of Art (DIA), The Luft Museum (Germany), as well as in numerous private collections. Ando has been the recipient of several grants and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Award and commission for The Philip Johnson Glass House, New Canaan, CT. She exhibited her work in “Frontiers Reimagined” during the 56th Venice Biennale.

This exhibition is organized by Asia Society Texas Center. Exhibitions at Asia Society Texas Center are presented by Nancy C. Allen and Leslie and Brad Bucher. The Japan Series is presented by Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas).  Major support comes from Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Houston Endowment, and the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Clayton Fund, Texas Commission on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Wortham Foundation, Inc., the Franci Neely Foundation, Olive Jenney, Nanako and Dale Tingleaf, and Ann Wales. Additional support comes from United Airlines and The Southmore.Funding is also provided through contributions from the Exhibitions Patron Circle, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional visual art to Asia Society Texas Center.

Japan Series Presenting Sponsor

Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Presenting Sponsors

Nancy C. Allen
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Chinhui Juhn and Edward Allen

Program Sponsors


Event Details

Sat 16 Nov 2019
1:15 - 3:30 p.m.

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, Texas 77004


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Artist Talk (2 p.m.) is free for Members, $5 Students and Seniors, $8 Nonmembers. Reception (1:15 p.m.) is free and open to the public.
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