Linds Miyo

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, ON

Self-taught artist Linds Miyo is a Canadian abstract painter. Born and raised in California, her work strives to evoke the strong, direct light of her childhood. A trauma survivor, Linds is interested in the balance between intention and that which is beyond our control, the meeting place between our best efforts and happenstance. She often uses broad representational panes of textured black in her work, washing layers of colour over top - folding the dark relief of the past into multi-dimensional present-day, with honesty, happiness and sparkle.

Linds Miyo lives and works in Toronto, Canada. She is currently in studio residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto.


Inside the Studio


Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Curious, open-minded, authentic

Why is it important for people to have art in their home or life?

We need light and color that expands our perceptions, which shakes us out of our predictable routines. I want to create the story of that beauty. I want to engage with the joy, to celebrate color, to revel in the power and energy it brings to even the smallest of our experiences.

When did you start making art, and why?

I've always made art. I still have my first painting on canvas, I made it at age 8. Art makes me happy.

Favourite artist(s) right now

Raymond Saunders is my forever fave. Genius.

Favourite book

To A God Unknown, by John Steinbeck

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

Probably under a pile of kiddos or baking cookies. #momlife

Upcoming Exhibitions

Hair Holistic, Toronto
Work With What You Have


Collision Gallery, Toronto
New Measures


158 Sterling Rd, 4th Fl, Toronto
At Intervals

Select Past Exhibitions

Black Cat Showroom, Toronto


Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto


Akin Holiday Show, Toronto


Proof Studio Gallery, Toronto


Queen West Art Crawl


Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto
VAM Visual Arts Movement Exhibition


Stackt Market, Toronto
Pop-up Gallery / Wonder*&Story


Riverdale Art Walk, Toronto
Outdoor Exhibition / Wonder*&Story


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto
Outdoor Exhibition / Wonder*&Story


Gallery 1313, Toronto
The Parkdale Biennial - Part II


Small Cures, Toronto
Small Cures


Daegu, South Korea
Partial.Gallery Canadian Emerging Artists Digital Showcase


Queens Shop, Toronto
things I've been thinking, things that I've thought


MOCA, Toronto
Akin Holiday Party and Show


Black Cat Gallery, Toronto
Salon of Inclusiveness


Artist's Network Gallery, Toronto
The Big Holiday Smalls Show


Better Living Centre, Toronto
The Artist Project 2020


Yorkville Village, Toronto
The Artist Project + The FIX


Hair Holistic, Toronto
Work With What You Have


Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
Loved By Tiffany Pratt / The Art Love Envoy


Partial Gallery Stories
Meet the Artist: Linds Miyo


Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
July 2019 - October 2020

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