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Linds Miyo

Artist member since 2018

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.


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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
2019-06-01

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

2019-07-12

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

2019-04-19

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

2019-04-22

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

2019-04-23

Freedom Factory Gallery, Toronto
VAM Visual Arts Movement Exhibition

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

Press
2019

Partial Gallery Stories
Meet the Artist: Linds Miyo

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