Mariko Ando



2009 3rd Place “Open Print Show” Federation Gallery (Vancouver ,Canada)

2005 Honorable Mention

               “International Mini Print Competition in Rosario” (Rosario,Argentina)

2004 Honorable Mention 

                 “Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition”   (Vancouver,Canada)

1998 Special Prize “Artex Contemporary Art Show”  (Osaka, Japan)



Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan.


Over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years) 


In 1999 moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. 


 a member of Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio(Granville Is. Vancouver, B.C.) since 2002


Mariko had her solo exhibition at JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, USA, CANADA.




“I love pen and ink drawings. Intaglio printmaking is very similar, but you’re able to create many more interesting details that you couldn’t draw by pen. I’ve always been attracted to the more “raw” feel of prints created by traditional techniques. There’s a conversation between beautiful paper and the ink and the etched plate.



 Ando happy to working on "Bunny" recently.



"Mariko's Prints, on the other hand, have a storybook character about them. Animals take on the personalities of humans; there is sometimes an Alice in Wonderland distortion of scale; and inanimate objects have traits of living creatures. But, as we all know from our experience with childhood fairytales, storybooks can be rife with monsters, malevolent tricksters or jealous stepsisters that threaten the well being of the innocent. There seems to be such a story behind many of Mariko's finely wrought images."


(written by Catherine Stewart - Printmaker)

Unwelcome Letter

Etching, Aqua Tint & Chine Colle


2016   Limited Edition 20

Image size: 9" x 6"

Paper Size: 16" x 12"

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery.

Little Red Bird

Etching, Chine Colle and Hand-colouring.


2015  Limited Edition 20

Image Size: 5 7/8" x 3 1/2"

Paper Size: 12" x 9"

Quiet Place

Etching, Chine colle & Hand-colouring.


2012  Limited Edition  20

Image Size: 6" x 4"

Paper Size: 12" x 9"


Mind the Egg

Etching, Aquatint, Chine Colle

Ed: 20

Image size: 4"X 4"


Surprise Mail

Etching, Aqua Tint, Chine Colle & Hand-colouring


2009  Limited Edition 25

Image Size: 6 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Paper Size: 14" x 11"

Fish in the Velvet Woods

Etching, Aqua Tiny, Chine Colle & Hand-colouring.


2016  Limited Edition  20

Image Size: 6" x 4.5"

Paper Size: 12.5" x 9.5"


Mind the Feather

Etching, Aquatint, Chine Colle

Ed: 20

Image size: 4"x 4"



Small Life, to the Sky

Etching, Aquatint, Chine Colle, Ink hand-colouring

Ed; 20

Image size: 10"x 7.75"



Circle of Life_Ash

Etching, Aquatint, Chine Colle

Ed; 20

Image size: 9.5"x 14.75"



Circle of Life_Egg

Etching, Aquatint, Chine Colle

Ed: 20

Image size: 9.5"x 14.75"


Artist's other works are also available by request.

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