Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.

Mariko Ando

Biography

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka and Nara Japan. She has over 25 years experience as a freelance illustrator. (including work as an illustrator for a magazine publishing company for seven years). In 1999 she moved from Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Mariko has been a member a of the Malaspina Printmakers Society /Studio, in Granville Island (Vancouver, B.C.), since 2002.

 

She has had solo exhibitions in Japan, Australia, USA and Canada.

Mariko has also ad group shows in Japan, UK, USA,Canada, Argentina and Italy

"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

 

Artists Statement

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.

Available Art Work for Purchasing

For enquiry, please contact the gallery at info@visualspace.ca or call 1 604 559 0576

Viewing is available by appointment at the gallery. Artist's other works are also available by request.