2014 Mr Tako, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, donation box sculpture, Seattle, Washington
2008 Sweet Hello, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, permanent commission Seattle, Washington
2015 Islands, SeaTac Airport, April - August 2015
2015 Parlor, G. Gibson Gallery, April - June 2015
2012 Folly, G. Gibson Gallery
2012 Verdant, SOIL Gallery, July 2012
2011 Folly (Vizcaya), fountain installation, Aqua Art Miami, Florida, December 2011
2008 Floating Worlds, Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Florida, project space, December 2008
Oriental / Occidental, new ceramic work, SOIL Gallery, September 2008
2007 Waiting Ladies, Indie Collective Gallery, Culver City, Los Angeles, October 2007
Audience, JEMA (John Erickson Museum of Art), September 2007, Deitch Art Parade, New York City, JEMA is a location variable museum, www.jema.us
2006 Audience, JEMA (John Erickson Museum of Art), December 2006, Miami, Florida, the location variable museum traveled Art Basel and surrounding art fairs
Floating Worlds, Gallery4Culture, October 2006, Seattle, Washington
2005 New Edition Work, monoprints, sumi and watercolor, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, Washington, October 20 – November 30, 2005
Lamplight Lavish Gathering, Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March 31 – May 7. 2005.
2003-2004 Peeks, excerpts from my book Street Peeks, 17 pages on 5' x 5' vinyl panels, Sound Transit's Beacon Hill Station site, Seattle Washington
2002 Service, Esther Claypool Gallery window display, Seattle, Washington
Lava 2002, (room installation titled Service within group show) organized by Yuki Nakamura, Claude Zervas, and Jennifer West, Noodleworks, Seattle, Washington
2000 crowded craft, King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Safeco (Liberty) Art Collection, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Asian Counseling and Referral Services, City of Seattle Portable Works Collection, Whatcom Museum (Bellingham), Western Gallery, Western Washington University (Bellingham), NW Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane) and Museum of Art, Washington State University (Pullman) (cities outside of Seattle noted all are in Washington State)
2014 MadCampus (MadArt Seattle and University of Washington) project, Hortus Curiosus, collaborative project with Maki Tamura, September - October
2011 ACT Theatre window project, with Nicholas Nyland and Maki Tamura, February 2011
2010 Henry Gift Store Project, Champagne Truffles, March – April 2010, with Jennifer Campbell, Nicholas Nyland, Maki Tamura and Ian Toms, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2006 Hardline Organics, a tale of absurd optimism, January 2006 and June 2006, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1998 Not Quite the Eleventh Floor, King County Arts Commission Gallery, with Nora Mukaihata and Craig Miller
Well Being and Other Disorders, a seven person collaborative installation, first at Ilk on Santa Fe in Denver, Colorado and another incarnation at SOIL in Seattle, Washington
Selected Group Shows
2015 - Out of Sight, A survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson. July 31 - August 2, 2015.
Wrappings, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March - May 2015
JUGS, The Alice Gallery, Seattle, Washington September 10 - October 15, 2015
2014 - Sidestitched and In Between: Soap Lake Through the Lens and More, Moses Lake Museum and Art Center, May 2 - June 13, 2014.
2013 Japan’s Beckoning Cats – From Talisman To Pop Icon, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
NIHON/WA Japanese Heritage, Washington Artists, White River Valley Museum, Auburn, Washington
2012 Two-person show with Gala Bent at G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March 2012
Museum of Northwest Art, Tulipiere show curated by Carol Guthro, La Conner, Washington, March 2012
Prole Drift at Aqua Art Miami
2011 SOIL and Prole Drift Galleries at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach Florida
Scattershot (SOIL collective), Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington
Wild / Life, Museum of NW Art in La Conner, Washington, curated by Kathleen Moles
2010 Bellevue Arts Museum, Clay Throwdown, biennial
Charm, two-person show with Maija Fiebig at G. Gibson Gallery
SOIL in Residence, Seattle Design Center, March – June, Seattle, Washington
Hedreen Gallery, Intellectual Property, curated by Yoko Ott and Matt Offenbacher, Seattle, Washington
2009 Fixed Chaos, Montserrate College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, October - January 2010
Parallel Lines, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, curated by Tracey Fugami
2008 Pack of Fu, G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, November 2008 – January 2009
Heads (dis)Embodied, Kirkland Art Center, curated by Jim McDonald
2007-2008Gallery Homeland, Portland, Oregon, NW Thang (sic), group show.
2007 Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, How the Soy Sauce was Bottled, Seattle, Washington, an installation called Doll Time explores the museum's connection to the Asian American community through their doll collection
2006 SOIL Gallery at Aqua Art, Miami Florida, curated by Jess Van Nostrand
Seven Days in March, Catherine Person Fine Art exhibition, Seattle, Washington
2003 Innocence and Jest, a five-person ceramic show at the Seattle Center's NWCC Gallery, curated by John A. Taylor.
2003 Fashion is Art, Thread for Art's four-part project: Bumbershoot Gala opening runway performance, Bumbershoot exhibition, Fashion is Art publication and storefront display. Fashion is a Butter Sprite, Butter Sprite Band Uniforms - project title.
2002 From the Ground Up, Toby Philpot's Grave, site installation, Duvall, Washington
Kustom Purse (curator Elizabeth Jameson) and Kustom Shoe (curator Kipling West), Kuhlman, Seattle, Washington
2013 Artist Trust Fellowship Award
2012 GAP Grant, Artist Trust, Museum of Northwest Art, new work for Tulipiere show
2010 Hauberg Fellowship for Pilchuck
2008 4Culture Individual Project Grant for exhibit at SOIL Gallery, September 2008
2006 4Culture Special Projects Grant and Artist Trust Gap Grant, to produce work for Floating Worlds exhibition at Gallery 4Culture
Gallery4Culture show in October 2006
2004 City Artist, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City Artist Program, City of Seattle - to produce work for Platform Gallery show in 2005
2003 Street Peeks, North Beacon Hill Walking Tour, a book, King County Special Project Grant. This is a design book documenting the architecture and gardens of the diverse community of Beacon Hill, Seattle. June 2003, available for checkout at the King County and Seattle Public Libraries.
New Work by Saya Moriyasu, presented at the Seattle Center's NWCC Gallery, Artist Trust GAP grant award recipient. The production, presentation and documentation of new work for the group show Innocence and Jest.
1993 Skowhegan Fellowship
MadArt, MadCampus related articles click here
SOIL, Maria Porges artist profile essay, SOIL Publications, 2011, pages 30-31.
Fixed Chaos, Shana Dumont, catalog for exhibition, Montserrate College of Art, 2010.
Deitch Art Parade, publication included Audience, Jema exhibition 2007.
Pretty Functional, Katie Kurtz, Craft: transforming the traditional craft, Volume 5, 2007, page 19.
SOIL: 2006, Katie Kurtz essay, SOIL Publications, 2006, pages 35-36.
SOIL: Artist-Run Gallery 1995-2005, Jill Connor, SOIL Publications, 2005, pages 76-77.
Bright Lights, Saya Moriyasu's Conversation Pieces, Katie Kurtz, The Stranger, April 21, 2005, page 49.
Lamplight Lavish Gathering, Saya Moriyasu at Platform Gallery, Molly Norris, Art Access, Volume 14, April 2005, Number 3, page 11.
You are what you buy: A bright take on consumerism, Judy Wagonfeld, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 29, 2005, page 22.
Saya Moriyasu, Platform Gallery Exhibition, Etsuko Ichikawa, Youmaga.com, April 2005 (on-line and in print)
Lava 2002, Essays by Rhonda Howard, Design by Rebecca Richards, Artist Entry by Anna Fahey, in conjunction with Lava exhibition organized by Yuki Nakamura, Jennifer West and Claude Zervas.
Henry Art Gallery: Make your own story, panel discussion of local art collectives, panelist for SOIL Gallery
University of Washington, speaker for art class, October 2008
Washington State Arts Commission, grant coordinator, 2006-2008
SOIL member, grant writing, auction chair
Aqua Art Fair, Production Associate, 2007-present
Education and Residencies
2010 Hauberg Fellowship / Residency, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2009 Pratt/Pilchuck scholarship to take Maria Porges and Stephen Paul Day’s class at Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2001 Centrum's Creative Residencies, Port Townsend, Washington, Poncho stipend
1993 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine, faculty included Ann Hamilton, Kiki Smith, Alison Saar, and David Ireland, Fellowship Award
1991 Bachelor of Fine Art, Ceramic Sculpture, University of Washington, faculty included Akio Takamori and Patti Warashina and Bachelor of Art, General Art, University of Washington