photo credit James Harnois   

photo credit James Harnois

 

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Champagne Truffles

Champagne Truffles

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

Jennifer Campbell, Saya Moriyasu, Nicholas Nyland, Maki Tamura, Ian Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

 A Clearing in the Clouds    ACT Theatre Window Project           Maki Tamura  ,   Nicholas Nyland   and Saya Moriyasu    (Courtesy of James Harris Gallery, Pulliam Gallery (Portland) and G. Gibson Gallery)    "A Clearing in the Clouds," - our collaboration at the ACT Theatre windows in Seattle in the spring of 2011 is the starting point for this print project.  The diverse influences acting upon the local cultural ecology - Asian and Northwest Coast Indian art, jet-age Modernism and the NW mystics - have continued being our inspiration.  We designed the pattern called "Northwest chinoiserie" - oversized, invasive blackberries ramble about cloud-lofted space needles and cottages adorned with orca whales.     Photos by Amanda Ringstad

A Clearing in the Clouds

ACT Theatre Window Project

  Maki TamuraNicholas Nyland and Saya Moriyasu

(Courtesy of James Harris Gallery, Pulliam Gallery (Portland) and G. Gibson Gallery)

"A Clearing in the Clouds," - our collaboration at the ACT Theatre windows in Seattle in the spring of 2011 is the starting point for this print project.  The diverse influences acting upon the local cultural ecology - Asian and Northwest Coast Indian art, jet-age Modernism and the NW mystics - have continued being our inspiration.  We designed the pattern called "Northwest chinoiserie" - oversized, invasive blackberries ramble about cloud-lofted space needles and cottages adorned with orca whales. 

Photos by Amanda Ringstad

 A Clearing in the Clouds    ACT Theatre Window Project           Maki Tamura  ,   Nicholas Nyland   and Saya Moriyasu    (Courtesy of James Harris Gallery, Pulliam Gallery (Portland) and G. Gibson Gallery)    "A Clearing in the Clouds," - our collaboration at the ACT Theatre windows in Seattle in the spring of 2011 is the starting point for this print project.  The diverse influences acting upon the local cultural ecology - Asian and Northwest Coast Indian art, jet-age Modernism and the NW mystics - have continued being our inspiration.  We designed the pattern called "Northwest chinoiserie" - oversized, invasive blackberries ramble about cloud-lofted space needles and cottages adorned with orca whales.     Photos by Amanda Ringstad

A Clearing in the Clouds

ACT Theatre Window Project

  Maki TamuraNicholas Nyland and Saya Moriyasu

(Courtesy of James Harris Gallery, Pulliam Gallery (Portland) and G. Gibson Gallery)

"A Clearing in the Clouds," - our collaboration at the ACT Theatre windows in Seattle in the spring of 2011 is the starting point for this print project.  The diverse influences acting upon the local cultural ecology - Asian and Northwest Coast Indian art, jet-age Modernism and the NW mystics - have continued being our inspiration.  We designed the pattern called "Northwest chinoiserie" - oversized, invasive blackberries ramble about cloud-lofted space needles and cottages adorned with orca whales. 

Photos by Amanda Ringstad

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

  Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010      Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

   Henry Gift Shop Project , 2010       Jennifer Campbell  ,   Saya Moriyasu,   Nicholas Nyland    ,   Maki Tamura  ,   Ian Toms      Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

Henry Gift Shop Project, 2010

 Jennifer CampbellSaya Moriyasu, Nicholas NylandMaki TamuraIan Toms

Photo credit Saya Moriyasu

A Clearing in the Clouds

A Clearing in the Clouds

ACT Theatre Window Project

 Maki Tamura, Nicholas Nyland and Saya Moriyasu

"A Clearing in the Clouds," - our collaboration at the ACT Theatre windows in Seattle in the spring of 2011 is the starting point for this print project.  The diverse influences acting upon the local cultural ecology - Asian and Northwest Coast Indian art, jet-age Modernism and the NW mystics - have continued being our inspiration.  We designed the pattern called "Northwest chinoiserie" - oversized, invasive blackberries ramble about cloud-lofted space needles and cottages adorned with orca whales. 

Photo credit all photos Amanda Ringstad

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Bloom & Collapse

Bloom & Collapse

curated by 

Susanna Bluhm and Amanda Manitach

collaborative work by seven pairs of artists who have come together to address concepts of decay, fragmentation and decomposition.

February 2011, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

Dusty and Ashley

Elise Richman and Saya Moriyasu

clay, plaster and paint

Photo credit Amanda Manitach

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Drama on the Wall of the Basement Bar

Drama on the Wall of the Basement Bar

part of Troy Gua's Meet Greet Rinse Repeat

Saya Moriyasu + Troy Gua, 

ceramic, glaze, wallpaper and ribbon on gatorboard glyph

This photo credit Sean Kardinal, detail photos by Saya Moriyasu

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:   a special project by Matthew Offenbacher and Yoko Ott

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: a special project by Matthew Offenbacher and Yoko Ott

​Saya Moriyasu and Charles Tung

Assistant Professor, English and Women’s Studies, Seattle University

for the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University

January – March, 2010

What makes an intellectual? What is the basis of property? What is the relationship between the life of the mind and the sensual world?

Curator Yoko Ott and artist Matthew Offenbacher teamed up to investigate the aesthetic power of objects and ideas in the lives of artists, curators, and university professors by carefully pairing thirteen artists with thirteen professional thinkers. The artists were asked to visit their assigned person’s workplace, engage them in conversation, and select several things to borrow for the duration of the exhibition. The objects brought back from these expeditions—tools, raw materials, décor, texts, and other (harder to classify) items—have been installed by the artists in a setting especially designed by Ott and Offenbacher. The resulting exhibition is a hands-on database: a non-hierarchical collection of objects available for reading, touching, and looking.

photo credit Saya Moriyasu

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Hardline Organics

Hardline Organics

Jenny Heishman

Etsuko Ichikawa

Craig Miller

Saya Moriyasu

Yuki Nakamura

​SOIL Gallery, Seattle Washington, April

2006

An immersive and transformative installation. Keying in on the concept of absurd optimism the gallery is an interactive space alive with; object, sound and projection. The idea of absurd optimism plays off the ideal of futurism we grew up with, melded with our own current artistic sensibilities. The altered space is a new world of our own creation, with architectural elements that invite the viewer to explore the space and the future that is now. The work is an exciting collaboration between the artists, ambitious in concept, design and realization. (SOIL press release)

A five person collaboration explore absurd optimism.  Saya Moriyasu primarily worked on the Geo cheer piece with Jenny Heishman.  Also shown is her tiny people (available via www.ggibsongallery.com)

Photo credit Richard Nichol and Saya Moriyasu.

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Portraits of Ladies and Man Servant

Portraits of Ladies and Man Servant

Gallery4Culture, box set edition, 2006

In collaboration with Dirk Park’s Olivianna Press, this is a box set of prints and a porcelain sculpture inspired by Japanese products that come in wooden boxes.  These are the preliminary unique edition, one full set and individual 8”x8” prints are available via www.ggibsongallery.com.  The works was inspired by the experience of fine dining and waiters as observers of other people’s lives.  

photo credit Steven Miller.

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