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Artist Miya Ando builds silent bridges

Contemplative works reflect creator's diverse background, Buddhist heritage

Miya Ando's allusive art is hard to pigeon-hole. (Photo by Fran Kuzui)

TOKYO Miya Ando's place on the contemporary art scene is made all the more remarkable by what she is not. Her palate shimmers with Japanese color and sensibility, but she is not an artist who is easily labeled. Of partial Japanese ancestry, she is also Russian-American and Jewish, and embraces the sum total of her heritage.

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