Miya Ando

Education

Yale University, New Haven, CT, East Asian Studies 1998
Apprentice to Master Metal Smith, Hattori Studio, Okayama, Japan, 1997
UC Berkeley, CA, East Asian Studies 1996, BS degree, Magna Cum Laude

Public Commissions


2012

“Obon: Puerto Rico”, Fist Art Foundation, Puerto Rico. Outdoor, ephemeral public art commission.

2011

“Obon: Temple”, Haein Art Project, Outdoor public commission, 108 luminous resin and phosphorescent cube sculptures for the millennial celebration of The Haeinsa Buddhist Temple, South Korea
“Reflectivity”, September 11 Memorial Sculpture made from a 24” piece of World Trade Center Steel, for CalFire California Fire Department.
“After 9/11”, September 11 Memorial Sculpture, created from 30 foot pieces of World Trade Center Steel, London UK

2010

“Quietness”, Non Denominational Chapel, San Francisco General Hospital/ / San Francisco
“Obon [Meditation 1-8]“, Thanatopolis Outdoor Memorial Sculpture / Norwalk, CT
 “Sakura Reichstag”, temporary outdoor installation, invisible luminous paint on snow / Berlin, Germany
“Beautiful Night”, Invisible luminous wall mural, Safdi Plaza Realty / Brooklyn, NY
“Shelter [Meditation 1-12]“, 40’ installed, The Healing Place Non Denominational Chapel Woman’s Shelter / Louisville, KY

2009

“8-Fold Path” Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society / Los Angeles, CA
“Let There Be Light”, Non Denominational Chapel St. John’s Bread & Life / New York, NY


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2013

“The Tides & The Phases of the Moon” K. Imperial Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Mujo" [Impermanence], Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, NY

2011

"The Color of Light", Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Elements” Galerie Sho, Tokyo
“Reflections” Shibuya Seibu Artspace, Tokyo
“Chado: The Way of Tea” Artxchange Gallery, Seattle


2010

“Miya Ando Solo Exhibition” Galerie Sho / Tokyo Japan
“Shinobu” de Castallane Gallery / Brooklyn NY
“Meditations”, Art Ecology Gallery / Louisville KY
“Small Meditative Works”, Lora Schlesinger Gallery / Santa Monica CA


2009


“"Luminous Transcendent", Bryant Street Gallery / Palo Alto CA
"Meditative Fields", Michael Ingbar Gallery / New York  NY
"Next Post: 18 Solo Projects", Rupert Ravens Contemporary / Newark NJ


2008

"Vanishing Point of Departures", Anne Reed Gallery / Sun Valley ID
"Revelation and Reflection", Bandini Art Gallery / Culver City CA
"Introspective Environments", Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art / Staten Island

2007

"Miya Ando Stanoff", Edith Caldwell Gallery / Sausalito CA
"Miya Ando Stanoff", Galerie Sho / Tokyo Japan

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013

“To Be a Lady”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Singapore
“Surface Tension”, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
“Summer Group Show” Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica

2012

“Summer Group Show” Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica

2011


“Perspectives” Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York
“The Cutting Light” exhibition, Galerie Vanessa Quang, Paris France
“Wide Open” BWAC, Red Hook, NY Curated by Nate Trotman, Guggenheim
“Misc” Art Finance Partners, New York, NY

2010

“Sweetcake Enso” Travelling Zendo Exhibition, Empty Hand Zendo New Rochelle / NY Village Zendo / NY, Brooklyn Zen Center / New York
“The Happy Tree” Monster Children & Element / Sydney Australia
“Diversity in Dialogue” Muriel Guepin Gallery / Brooklyn NY
“The Art of Light”, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery / Berlin Germany
“Post No Bills: Art is Not A Crime”, Art Ecology Gallery / Louisville KY

2009

"Hypothetical Landscapes", Janet Kurnatowski / Brooklyn NY
"nAscent Art", Cipriani Club / New York  NY
"ScopeNY", Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery / New York NY
"W Hotel", White Gallery / Times Square NY

2008

"Out of the Blue", Attleboro Arts Museum / Attleboro MA
"Places and Manners of Worship", Museum of Byzantine Culture / Greece
"Theme of Compassion", ArtXchange Gallery / Seattle, WA*
(*exhibit collaboration w/gathering feat. His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet)
"Lack of Desire", Brooklyn Arts Council / Brooklyn NY

2007

"Duopolis", Chandra Cerrito Contemporary / Oakland CA
"Distilled Moments", 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco CA
"New Wave Contemporary", Galerie Sho / Tokyo  Japan
"Homo Bellicus, A Geneology of War" / Berlin Germany
"Director's Selection", Edith Caldwell Gallery / Sausalito CA

2006

"Coast East", Art Gotham / New York NY
"The 69th Regiment Armory", Art (212) / New York NY
"Miya Ando & Jeremy Morgan", Concourse Gallery: Blue Tangerine / San Francisco CA
"New Visions: Introductions 2006", Pro Arts Gallery / Oakland CA
"2-d-2", Energy Gallery / Toronto, Canada
"Engineered Constructs" SJ Works / San Jose  CA

Selected Bibliography (2008 – pr)

“Miya Ando’s refined, subtle works of rolled steel, made of sheets of burnished and chemically treated metal, are also a must-see for anyone interested in post-minimalist contemporary art.”
- The New York Times / Mar ’0
9

"The 28-foot-tall London shard, adapted into a sculpture by a New York-based artist, Miya Ando, was erected in London’s Battersea Park last week." 
 -  New York Times, September 10, 2011

2013


Newsweek: Mighty Miya: ‘Artist Miya Ando’s alchemy on display at Sundaram Tagore’
Blouin Artinfo review: Miya Ando’s burnished metals at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Modern Metals Magazine: Metal Masterpieces
Qidye (Chinese) : Miya Ando
Artspace Magazine: Artist Miya Ando on her connections to the natural world
I09: The bioluminescent leaves of Puerto Rico
Tricycle Magazine: Miya Ando Solo Show Mujo ‘Impermanence’
Studio Visit Magazine: Miya Ando
Wall Street International: Miya Ando Mujo ‘Impermanence’ at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
The Forward: The Sisterhood ‘Searching for Impermanence’
Shambhala Sun Magazine: Roses, Steel and Slave Ships
Avant Garde Diaries: Easy Pieces, Miya Ando
Government Technology Magazine: Photo of the Week – 1000 Bioluminescent Leaves
Tricycle Magazine: Miya Ando ‘The Alchemist’ studio visit video
Who and Whom Magazine: Miya Ando: her upcoming exhibition
Buddhist Art News: Miya Ando
Surface Asia: Brevity and Light
This is Colossal: Miya Ando’s floatilla of 1000 bioluminescent leaves
Inhabitat: Artist Miya Ando’s bioluminescent leaves emit a soft night time glow
Artseen – Miya Ando solo exhibition video
My Modern Met: Miya Ando
The Wild Magazine: Miya Ando’s meditative metals
La Mono Magazine: Element Eden Advocate Miya Ando
Artpulse Magazine: Archives of the Ephemeral
Art Radar Journal: Drawing Attention: female artists across asia
XOXO Magazine: Miya Ando Interview

2012


Sculpture Magazine: Commissions in Brief, Miya Ando Obon
Artpulse: Miya Ando Obon, Fall 2012
Written River Journal: Feature Interview Miya Ando, Winter
The Village (Russia): Office of the Week Moscow, December
The Artpoint: Miya Ando, Ceremonies of the Ephemeral, December
Huffington Post: Remebering September 11th, 2001: 20 Artworks Inspired by 9/11,
September
Nasaji (Iran): Miya Ando Iron & Silk
Cool Hunter: Miya Ando Studio Visit, July
Yanko Design: Iron and Silk Scarf, July
Design Sponge: "Miya Ando", July
Design Boom: "Miya AndoTetsu to Kinu Scarf", July
Moco Loco: "Iron and Silk Scarf by Miya Ando", July
NotCoture, NotCot: "Tetsu to kinu scarf", July
Spoon and Tamago:"Studio Visit: Miya Ando", July
Spoon and Tamago: "Obon: Miya Ando's installation of 1000 bioluminescent floating leaves", June
London Design Journal: "Obon Installation || Miya Ando" June
Artista International Miya Ando Obon, June
Clam Mag (Paris): "Fresh by Miya Ando" May
Visual Art Beat Magazine: "New Collections; Miya Ando" January
Minimal Exposition: “Miya Ando Color of Light Exhibition”, January

Eden Behind the Seams: "Miya Ando, Eden Advocate"

2011

“Lost Lives, Diminished Power” New York Times, September 10, 2011
“The Remains of that Day” The Financial Times, September
“9/11 Defining a Decade: Towering Peace Symbol” Documentary of Miya Ando’s 9/11 Memorial project, NHK News
“London Unveils 9/11 Memorial” The Wall Street Journal, September
“9/11 Sculpture Unveiled in Battersea Park” BBC London, September
“Britain Launches 9/11 website for schoolchildren” Yahoo News Canada, September 5,
“London unveils 9/11 Memorial” Reuters
“9/11 Ten Years On Families Mark date around the world”, The Irish Times, September
“9/11 Unveiling” The Star, September
“A Decade on, project aims to explain the events of 9/11 to the teenagers of 2011” The Evening Standard, September 2, 2011
“Why a Piece of 9/11 has found a home in Britian” Sunday Express London
“Remembrance” Evening Standard, September
“American Artist Miya Ando poses with Sculpture” Getty Images
“What’s Bringing Boris Johnson, Simon Schama, Thomas Von Essen, the New York Fire Commissioner on 9/11, Tracey Emin and Wim Wenders Together Next Week”, Education Today, September
“September 11 Sculpture Unveiled in Battersea Park” Jewish Chronicle, September 6
“Sculpture created from Sept 11 Ruins” Sky News Austrailia, September 6
“London Unveils 9/11 Memorial” Market Watch, September 6
“Britain launches 9/11 website for schoolchildren” NDTV
“9/11 Artwork Unveiled in Battersea Park as part of educational project” Surrey Comet
“9/11 Artwork unveiled in Battesea Park as part of educational project” Your Local Guardian
“Britain launhes website on U.S. Attacks, Windsor Star September 6
“9/11 artwork unveiled in Battersea Park as part of educational project” This is Your London
“A Nation Hit Hard” Deutsche Welle WORLD, September 11
“Lost Lives, Diminished Power” International Hearld Tribune, September 10
“Lessons in Terror” The Australian September 7
“Britain pays tribute to 9/11 victims” Mid-Day, September 7
“Art exhibitions reflect on the tenth anniversary of 9/11” My Daily, September 10
“Art Historian Simon Schama on Why He Supports London's Controversial 9/11 Memorial” Art Info, September
 “Artdaily Best Photo of the Day: New York Artist Miya Ando poses next to her sculpture After 9/11 in Battersea Park in Central London”  Artdaily, September 6
“World Trade Center Steel in London: A sculpture by the New York artist Miya Ando uses wreckage from the 11 September Attacks” The Art Newspaper, September
“Today in Pictures: Eagle scout Jeff Cox looks up at New York artist Miya Ando’s sculpture”  ABC News, September
“Remnants of Twin Towers find role in London’s 9/11 Memorial” Washington Times, September
“Brooklyn Artist’s 9/11 Sculpture Debuts Across The Pond” NY1 News, September
“US Artist Miya Ando poses for photographers after the unveiling of her artwork ‘After 9/11”  Forbes, September
“New York artist Miya Ando poses next to her sculpture ‘After 9/11’” World News, India Times, September
“Steel from Twin Towers used for 9/11 Artwork” Artwork of Contemporary Artists Magazine, September
“Sculpture Created from 9/11 Ruins” Big Pond, September
"Pictures of the Day Telegraph London, couple looks at Miya Ando Sculpture"  Telegraph London, September
“Why a piece of  9/11 has found a home in Britain”  Express UK, September
“Remnants of twin towers find role in London 9/11 Memorial” Epak Magazine
“9/11 Artwork unveiled in Battersea Park as part of Educational Project” Guardian UK, September
“9/11”  Haunqiu China, September
“Britain launches 9/11 website for schoolchildren”  Interaksyon France, September
“11 Settembre: in Gran Bretagna un sito per I ragazzi”  La Stampa Italy, September
“Mangled girders from Twin Towers unveiled as 9/11 London Memorial” Mail online News UK, September
“London unveils memorial for 9/11” The Sun, London, September
“9/11 haunts New York fire chief”  Montreal Gazette, September
“No pleasure in Bin Laden’s death: Bush”  Mid Day, September
“Simon Schama delivers Southwark’s John Harvard Memorial Lecture” London SE1, September
“London launches  9/11 website for schoolchildren” OFW Magazine, Philippines, September
“El ex jefe de bomberos de Nueva York recuerda a ‘sus hombres’ Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, September
“UK Memorial Events on the 10th Anniversary of September 11th” Suite 101, September
“9/11 Memorial Sculpture made from World Trade Center Girders unveiled in London” The Daily Mail London, September
“Boris Johnson: ‘people believe a load of tripe about 9/11’ The Telegraph, UK, September
“Dez Anos Do 11 De Setembro, Terra Brazil, September
“Gran Bretana lanza programa para explicar el 11-S a los ninos” Univision Noticias Mexico, September
“Anh lap trang web day sur kien 11/9 cho tree m” VN Express Tin Nhanh Vietnam, September
“New York artist Miya Ando poses for photographers next to sculpture, Yahoo Photo of the Day, September
“Steel From Twin Towers used for 9/11 Artwork”, Yorkshire Post UK, September
“Peace [After 9/11] A Monumental New Sculpture by Miya Ando” Shambhala Sun, July
“Blinded out Adrenaline Rush” Business Insider, July
“Perspectives at Sundaram Tagore Gallery” Art In NYC, July
“Miya Ando Kimono” Japan Design Collective, July
“Miya Ando Furisode Kimono” Luxury Launches, July
“Weekend Picks: Sundaram Tagore Gallery” NY1 News, July
“Impermeable Dressing Gowns Miya Ando Kimono” Trend Hunter, July
“Miya Ando at Sundaram Tagore Gallery” Global Asian Culture, July
“Miya Ando Benefit Editions for Japan” Art We Love, July
“Temporal by Miya Ando” Art of the Day, July
"Miya Ando: Stainless Steel and Sterling Silver Kimono," Spoon & Tamago, July
“Miya Ando Kimono” Another Magazine, July
"Miya Ando's Stainless Steel Kimono," Audrey Magazine, July
“Japan is in My Heart: Ando donates 100% Print Proceeds to Japan" Element, June
“Miya Ando ‘Cutting Light’ Exhibit,” Foam Magazine June
"Miya Ando - Ausstellung in Paris," Heartbeat Media June
“Talent You Should Know: Miya Ando 9/11 UK Memorial,” Household Name June
“Recent Images from Miya Ando’s ‘Cutting Light’ Exhibition,” Lodown Magazine “The Cutting Light,” Lodown Magazine May
“Miya Ando” Hesa In Print Magazine, May
“Miya Ando NYC,” Monster Children April
“Miya Ando: Cold Steel, Warm Heart,” Red Bull, March
"Pure Metal (Art): Miya Ando," Red Bull USA, March
“Dharma & Steel: Meet Miya Ando,” Shambala SunSpace, March
“How Much Bearing Should Private Grief have on Public Art,” Guardian News and Media, March
“Victims’ concerns put London 9/11 Sculpture on Hold,” Reuters, March
“And Now…Ando is Hot,” The Bare Square, March
“Studio Visit, Miya Ando” MoMA PS 1
“Miya Ando,” Art Log Magazine


2010

"Ten Years On, New York Donates 9/11 Girders to Make London Sculpture" London Evening Standard, December
"9/11 Sculpture for London's South Bank"  Artylyst, December
"Sculpture made from 9/11 ruins to be installed in London park", Fox News / December
"9/11 Memorial for Potter's Field Park?", Londonist /  December
"London to Unveil 9/11 Memorial"  Daily Mail UK /  December
"9/11 Memorial for Potter's Field Park" Ethiopian News / December
“Shinobu Skate Art Opening in Brooklyn, NY” ESPN / October
“Miya Ando Shinobu [Perseverance] Solo Exhibition” Who What Wear Daily / October
“Shinobu Opens at de Castellane Gallery” Talk Art World /  October
“Miya Ando’s Art Show/Ramp Etched with Acid Creates and Is Art” About.com / October
“Works at the Empty Hand Zen Center Exhibition” Sweetcake Enso /  October
“Miya Ando’s Okyoo (Prayer 108) Scroll” Thus I have seen Blog / October
“Swords and Steel and Subtle Traces of Nothingness” The Awakened Eye / October
“Wool, Clay, Felt and Steel: Artists and the Crafts they Love” Oh Comely Magazine(UK) November/December
“Juice Magazine Daily Dose of Art:  Miya Ando October 11, 2010” Juice Mag / October
“Shinobu [Perseverance] by Miya Ando  at  de Castellane Gallery Brooklyn, NY”   Hypebeast / October
“Recap: Shinobu with Element Eden Advocate Miya Ando” Foam Magazine / October
“Miya Ando Steel Painting” Crashingly Beautiful / October
“Continued Steady Belief—Miya Ando” Push.ca /  October
“Perseverance is a Virtue: Miya Ando Solo Exhibition” Brooklyn: The Borough / October
“Miya Ando Artwork” Beautiful/Decay / October
“Meditations in Steel” Ragazine Online Art Magazine /  September/October
“Fall Issue Extra: Miya Ando” Audrey Magazine / September
“Night Light: Miya Ando Artwork” Audrey Magazine /  September
“Diatom, Miya Ando” Greg Brewer, Diatom Wines /  Fall
“Mrs. Smith | So vergänglich wie Stahl” StyleMag / August
“Miya Ando Veins of Luminous Steel” Lodown Magazine / Summer
“Mrs Smith” Miya Ando Profile and Interview, Style and the Family Tunes / June
“Miya Ando Girls in Da Hood” Slider Magazine (Japan) / May
“Art of Light Ausstellung in Berlin”, Fauxami (German) /  March
“Miya Ando, I’m Beautiful Night”, Blonde Magazine (German) / March
“Over My Pride: Miya Ando” Vodka Tearz / March
“Miya Ando Steel Skateboard” Chile Magazine /  March
“Hikari Cube” Sk8boarder Magazine / March
“Miya Ando Acel Element Boardja” Offline Magazine, (Hungary) / March
“Miya Ando Skateboard Steel” Skateboard Magazine /  March
“Die Stahlschmiedekunstlerin Miya Ando”, Epoch Times Interview / March
“Miya Ando Sakura Reichstag”  World News / March
“Meditative Space for The Healing Place Miya Ando in Louisville”, Leo Weekly / March
“Miya Ando Art of Light” India Times / February
“Miya Ando @ Berlin” Clark Magazine (France) / February
“Element Advocate Miya Ando Art of Light Ausstellung”, We Are (German) /  February
“Miya Ando Ausstellung Morgen!” Vice Magazine (Germany) / February
“Resplendency Art Exhibit” Lodown Magazine / February
“Element Eden Advocate Miya Ando” Disoriented Magazine (Italy) /  February
“Hikari Cube//Miya Ando” Spoon and Tamago (Japan) / February
“Miya Ando Art of Light Exhibition” Huck Magazine /  February
“Hikari Cube by Miya Ando” MoCo Loco Fresh /  February
“Miya Ando” Quinquabelle ou Les Imperfections Parfaites (France) / January
“Second coming of Ando Steelworkers” Art Daily / January
“Artxchange” International Examiner / January
“New Fades and Small Meditative Fields” Santa Monica Mirror / January
“Miya Ando” Heyoka Magazine Interview /January 16
“Miya Ando” Conteart Fine Art News / January
“Miya Ando’s Work is sublime”, Art As Authority, Doug Simay / February
“Meditative Fields” Miya Ando at Lora Schlesinger / LA Times
“Post Minimalist Miya Ando”, Buddhist Art News / January
“Miya Ando ‘Art of Light’”, We Are (German) / January
“Miya Ando” Imperfections are Beautiful (French) / January
“New Fades” Lora Schlesinger Exhibition, LA Weekly / January

2009

“Elemental Advocate…” interview by Anna Langer, Cooler Magazine / Nov
“Miya Ando on Steel” Lowdown Magazine / December
“Metal Artist to Create for Center”, Core Form-ula / Nov
“Miya Ando x Indigo Youth Movement” by Shelley Lee Jones, Huck Magazine / Oct
“Miya Ando” by Diane Chang, astory Magazine / Nov
“St John‘s First…” by Stephen del Percio, gbNYC / Oct
“Art for Food Pantry” by --- , Daily News / Sept
Brooklyn People by Caitlin McNamara, Brooklyn Eagle / Oct
“Artist’s Work Feeds Hungry…” by National Coalition Against Hunger / Oct
“Miya Ando” profile in Art In Brooklyn / Sept
“Kickstarter Creative…”, by An Xiao, art 21 / Sept
RI Selects, Rural Intelligence / July
“New Techniques / New Ideas” by Leon Graham, Lakeview Journal / June
“Hypthetical Landscapes” by Justin Terry, artcritical / May
“Pic of the Day”, artcritical / May
“18 Solo Shows Under one Roof” by Tate Olsen, Flash Art International / May
“Newark Day Trip” by Grace Smith, Time Out NY / April
“Works from New Talent…” by Benjamin Gnocchi, New York Times / March
“Museums On Us” by L. Craig Schoonmaker, Newark USA, March
“Element” featured artist in national Campaign for Element, Nylon Magazine / Jan ‘09


2008

“Surprising Idaho” by Richard Speer, art ltd. / Dec
“Miya Ando Standoff” by Anna Meliksetian, The Magazine LA / Jul
"Hot Summer Exhibits", Lux Magazine / May, Jun
"Review of Miya Ando Stanoff" by Michael Freesola, Staten Island Advance / Apr
"Miya Ando Stanoff", Studio Visit Magazine / Mar
“Miya Ando Stanoff”, Beautiful Bokeh / Feb
"Miya Ando Stanoff: Steel paintings …" Artist of the Day by D.Durhrkoop, Empty Easel / Jan
“Sculptor Tanaka in ‘Duopolis’” Hokubei Magazine / Jan

Residencies

2009

Northern California’s Public Art Academy / San Jose CA

Museums


Aldrich Contemporary
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art
Byzantine Museum, Greece
Chapman University Collection

Selected Awards / Honors


2011

Gilbert Slomowitz Foundation Grant

2010

Thanatopolis Special Artist Award and Public Outdoor Commission Winner
Puffin Foundation Grant Award Winner

2009

Fundraiser Co-Chair, The Indigo Youth Movement / New York, NY & Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Public Ambassador, Element Advocate, International print and media campaign

2007

Best Emerging Artist Award, Glaad Out Auction / New York NY
Jury Prize Honorable Mention, Nascent Art / New York, NY

Speaking Engagements


Pratt University, Guest Artist for Karl Chu Architecture / 2011
Artist Talk in Conjunction with Exhibition, Bryant Street Gallery / 2009
Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Louisville / November 2009
Cipriani Club Artist Talk / New York NY / /2009

Television


BBC London News September 5, 2011 London Memorial Unveiling
ITV 1 London Tonight “London Memorial Unveiling” September 5, 2011
China Broadcast September 6, 2011 London Memorial
Sky News Austrailia, Sepbember 6, 2011 “Miya Ando Commissioned to create ‘After 9/11” Sculpture for London
ITV 1 London Today “London Memorial Unveiling” September 5, 2011
“9/11 Artist Miya Ando Documentary” Good Morning Nippon, NHK News Japan, month of September
“Brooklyn Artist Debuts 9/11 Memorial Sculpture Across the Pond” NY1 News, September
“9/11” Sky News England, September  5, 2011
“Artist Helps Forge Mission of Brooklyn Soup Kitchen” Stephanie Simon, New York One Arts Report, NY1 Television News / 2010
“Subtraction and Steel” Miya Ando Interview on The Morning, Noon and Night Show, Plum TV / 2008
Radio
BBC London 94.9 FM September 5, 2011  London Memorial
LBC 97.3 London
Heart 106.2 London September 5, 2011
BBC Radio Cumbria September 5, 2011

Education


‘1o Certificate of Completion, Public Art Academy Northern California
‘99 Apprentice to Master Metal Smith, Hattori Studio / Okayama Japan
‘98 Yale University, East Asian Studies / New Haven CT
‘96 UC Berkeley, East Asian Studies BS Magna Cum Laude / Berkeley CA Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List
Robert Louis Stevenson School, Pebble Beach CA, honors

Selected  Private and Public Collections


Collection of Daitoku-ji former Head Priest / Japan, Edward Bronfman Private Collection / New York, NY, Fogcreek Software / New York, NY, Michele Clement Studio / San Francisco, CA, Diablo Publications/Rivera / Sun Valley, CA, Fine Design Group / San Francisco, CA, The Emerald Fund / San Francisco, CA, Jonathan Rose Companies / New York, NY, Wachtel Private Collection / Berkeley, CA, Iron Stone Real Estate Group / Philadelphia, PA, Denka Seiken Corporation, Campbell / CA & Japan, MKD Architecture Firm / San Francisco, CA, Altair Advisors LLC / Chicago, IL, Arcanum Architects / San Francisco, CA, Steve Lopez Private Collection / San Francisco, CA
Galman Group Collection / Philadelphia, PA, Candace Barnes Private Collection / San Francisco, CA, Pierre Roset Private Collection, France, Ligne Roset Corporate Collection / Briord, France, Met-A Architecture Firm / San Francisco, CA, Dominic Pangborn Design Studio / Detroit, MI, Goldman Architects / San Francisco, CA
Paramount Pictures / Los Angeles, CA, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein / Tokyo, Japan
Brewer-Clifton Winery / Lompoc, CA, A Studio / San Francisco, CA, Commercial Property Associates / Louisville, KY, Peggy Cooper Cafritz Private Collection / New York

 

Philanthropic Collaborations

The Healing Place Woman’s Homeless Shelter and Rehabilitation Facility
Sojourn Chaplaincy of San Francisco
Juvenile Diabetes  Association of Louisville
Elemental Awareness & YMCA programs for kids
BAM Brooklyn  academy of music
Art of Elysium for children battling serious medical conditions.
Love 146 Louisville to prevent human  trafficking
Haiiti Envoy  New York artists for Haiti crisis
Hospitality House San Francisco for homeless
Alcoholism Prevention – AA Louisville, KY
Rush Hour for St Johns Bread and Life Emergency Food provider, New York
Ovarian Cancer  Research and Prevention
Shambhala Sun Auction for Buddhist publication
Collective Sound  Music Education for  Children
Dress For Success, Boston
Indigo Youth Movement for Art Supplies and Educational  Materials for Children, Zulu-Natal Durban South Africa
Silk Road/Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Art for the Animals, Kentucky
Shamrock Foundation, Kentucky
Brooklyn Breast Cancer Program at  the Maimonides Cancer Center
Glaad Out Art Auction, New York
Common Ground Collective: Benefit for Katrina Victims, Brooklyn
Southern Exposure nonprofit Arts collective, San Francisco
Visual Aid Auction to Benefit Artists with Life Threatening Illnesses, San Francisco
David Dawes Nee II Foundation/ Columbia University Teen Screen Program for the prevention of Suicide, New York
Artspan  nonprofit Arts Organization  San Francisco
Morgan Adams ARTMA Foundation to Benefit Children’s Cancer Research, Colorado
San Francisco Zen Center Benefit Auction
Maverix Auction to Benefit Hurricane Katrina Survivors,
Covenant House of San Francisco
Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization, San Francisco