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.
Group show at JAPAN,UK,USA,CANADA,ARGENTINE,ITALY
“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)