Miyoko Ito

Miyoko Ito (1918–1983) was a Japanese-American artist who lived and worked in Chicago, Illinois, for most of her career. Known for virtuosic abstractions that appear both otherworldly and utterly earthbound, she was little known outside of Midwestern art circles until recently.In her lifetime, she showed with the legendary Phyllis Kind, and her work was featured as part of the 1955 Carnegie International and the 1975 Whitney Biennial, as well as in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Hyde Park Art Center, and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. More recently, her work has been shown at the Berkeley Art Museum (2017–2018), Artists Space in New York (2018), and at the Matthew Marks Gallery (2023).

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