curriculum vitae

SAYA MORIYASU

Solo Exhibitions

2016, Monkey Way, 32’ installation at 505 Union Station Building, Seattle, WA  April - October 2016

2015 Islands, SeaTac Airport, April - August 2015

2015 Parlor, G. Gibson Gallery, April - June 2015

2012 Folly, G. Gibson Gallery, March 1 - April 24, 2012

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), Deitch Art Parade, New York City, JEMA is a location variable museum, www.jema.us, September 2007

2006 Audience, JEMA (John Erickson Museum of Art),  Miami, Florida, the location variable museum traveled Art Basel and surrounding art fairs, December 2006

Floating Worlds, Gallery4Culture, Seattle, Washington, October 2006

2005 New Edition Work, monoprints, sumi and watercolor, Richard Hugo House, Seattle, Washington, October - November 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

Commission Work

2018 Yesler Terrace LLC’s Batik Apartment building, Maya, bronze, 134” x 48” x 60”  

2017 AC Hotel Bellevue, Washington, Portraits of Ladies and Man Servers, 35 portraits on porcelain, 3 porcelain sculptures, glaze, underglaze and ribbon, 8’ x 20’ x 4”

2014 MadCampus (MadArt Seattle and University of Washington) project, Hortus Curiosus, collaborative project with Maki Tamura, September - October, 2014, approx 10’ x 20’ x 20’.  A temporary outdoor concrete and fabric work that the public could sit on and enjoy in the medicinal herb garden.

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.  Commissioned work for entry to the museum.  $40,000

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

Collections

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)

Collaborative Projects

2014 MadCampus (MadArt Seattle and University of Washington) project, Hortus Curiosus, collaborative project with Maki Tamura, September - October, 2014.  A temporary outdoor concrete and fabric work that the public could sit on and enjoy in the medicinal herb garden.

2011 ACT Theatre window project, with Nicholas Nyland and Maki Tamura, February 2011

2010 Henry Gift Store Project, Champagne Truffles, with Jennifer Campbell, Nicholas Nyland, Maki Tamura and Ian Toms, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, March – April 2010

2006 Hardline Organics, a tale of absurd optimism, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington, January 2006 and June 2006 (two part exhibition)

1998 Not Quite the 11th Floor, King County Arts Commission Gallery, with Nora Mukaihata and Craig Miller  

1998 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

Awards/Grant Projects

2016 Museum of Northwest Art, Alfredo Arreguin Award for Mid-Career Artists Award

2013 Artist Trust Fellowship Award

2012 Artist Trust Gap Grant, Museum of Northwest Art, new work for Tulipiere show

2010 Hauberg Fellowship for Pilchuck residency

2008 4Culture Individual Project Grant for exhibit at SOIL Gallery

2006 4Culture Special Projects Grant and Artist Trust Gap Grant, to produce work for Floating Worlds exhibition at Gallery 4Culture

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.   Available for checkout at the King County and Seattle Public Libraries.

2003 New Work by Saya Moriyasu, presented at the Seattle Center's NWCC Gallery, Artist Trust Gap Grant.  New work for the group show titled, Innocence and Jest.  

1993 Skowhegan Fellowship to attend Skowhegan a nine-week intensive residency for emerging artists