-

Linds Miyo

Artist member since 2018
Pro
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.


Work

A Calm Moment
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $395 buy — $31 try
The Voice of Reason
Linds Miyo
  • 36" x 48" x 0.75"
  • $1150 buy — $63 try
Middle
Linds Miyo
  • 15" x 30" x 1.5"
  • $895 buy — $47 try
Building Boundaries
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $350 buy — $28 try
As Is (#1)
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $365 buy — $31 try
Influence (#2)
Linds Miyo
  • 16" x 16" x 1.5"
  • $575 buy — $34 try
Totem (#1)
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 20" x 0.75"
  • $540 buy — $43 try
Find A New Angle
Linds Miyo
  • 16" x 16" x 1.5"
  • $525 buy — $43 try
As Is (#2)
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $325 buy — $32 try
Six Lines
Linds Miyo
  • 30" x 40" x 0.75"
  • $825 buy — $83 try
Holding Space
Linds Miyo
  • 30" x 40" x 0.75"
  • $1280 buy — $90 try
Breath
Linds Miyo
  • 11" x 14" x 0.75"
  • $395 buy — $33 try
Ways&Means v2
Linds Miyo
  • 16" x 20" x 1.5"
  • $625 buy — $34 try
Ways&Means v1
Linds Miyo
  • 11" x 14" x 0.75"
  • $425 buy — $25 try
The One With The Cracks
Linds Miyo
  • 36" x 48"
  • $1250 buy — $77 try
Unavailable
Relative Balance (#1)
Linds Miyo
  • 16" x 20" x 1.5"
  • $440 buy — $31 try
Unavailable
This. Is. Mine.
Linds Miyo
  • 20" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $730 buy — $52 try
Unavailable
Small Celebration
Linds Miyo
  • 6" x 6" x 1.5"
  • $215 buy — $25 try
Unavailable
Relative Balance (#2)
Linds Miyo
  • 12" x 16" x 0.75"
  • $425 buy — $30 try
Unavailable
Unpredictable
Linds Miyo
  • 9" x 12" x 0.75"
  • $365 buy — $36 try
Unavailable
Transparent
Linds Miyo
  • 14" x 18" x 0.75"
  • $615 buy — $42 try
Unavailable
Passing Through
Linds Miyo
  • 10" x 12" x 0.75"
  • $485 buy — $24 try
Unavailable
Journey
Linds Miyo
  • 10" x 12" x 0.75"
  • $485 buy — $24 try
Unavailable

Inside the Studio


Q+A

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

2020-10-01

Collision Gallery, Toronto
New Measures

2020-10-14

158 Sterling Rd, 4th Fl, Toronto
At Intervals

Select Past Exhibitions
2018

Black Cat Showroom, Toronto

2018

Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto

2018

Akin Holiday Show, Toronto

2018

Proof Studio Gallery, Toronto

2018

Queen West Art Crawl

2019

Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto
VAM Visual Arts Movement Exhibition

2019

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

2019

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

2019

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

2019

Gallery 1313, Toronto
The Parkdale Biennial - Part II

2019

Small Cures, Toronto
Small Cures

2019

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

2019

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

2019

MOCA, Toronto
Akin Holiday Party and Show

2019

Black Cat Gallery, Toronto
Salon of Inclusiveness

2019

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

2020

Better Living Centre, Toronto
The Artist Project 2020

2020

Yorkville Village, Toronto
The Artist Project + The FIX

2020

Hair Holistic, Toronto
Work With What You Have

Accolades
2019

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

Press
2019

Partial Gallery Stories
Meet the Artist: Linds Miyo

Residencies

Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto
July 2019 - October 2020

Social
What do you mean, “try”?

Try-before-you-buy with a 3 month rental. 100% of your rental payments go towards the purchase (interest free). Message the artist directly, and start the conversation.


Art made (truly) affordable

We make it easy for you to try art with smart payment plans and try-before-you-buy models.

See How It Works
You’re covered.

Artwork protection is included on all art rentals up to $5K. Our Customer Care team is always here to help.

Contact Us
Unlock Trade Access

For industries including interior design, film/TV production, & real estate staging: rent original pieces that fit with your project vision, budget and timeline.

Apply for Trade Access

1% from every transaction goes towards a Canadian arts nonprofit.