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SAYA MORIYASU

EDUCATION
1991    
Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Washington
Bachelor of Fine Art, Ceramic Sculpture, University of Washington
Bachelor of Art, General Art, University of Washington


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019   
Quiet, G. Gibson Gallery, March - April 2019
Lotus Islands, 13’ x 54’ installation, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA  January - March

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

2015   
Islands
, SeaTac Airport, April - August 2015
Parlor, G. Gibson Gallery, April - June 2015

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

2002  
Service, Esther Claypool Gallery window display, Seattle, Washington
Lava 2002, (room installation titled Service within a group show) organized by Yuki Nakamura, Claude Zervas, and Jennifer West, Noodleworks, Seattle, Washington


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


COMMISSIONS
2018   
Yesler Terrace LLC’s Batik Apartment building, Maya, bronze, 134” x 43” x 47” 

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, a 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 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

2003-04 Peeks, excerpts from my book Street Peeks, 17 pages on 5' x 5' vinyl panels, Sound Transit's Beacon Hill Station site, Seattle Washington


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

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

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
MadArt, MadCampus related articles see www.madartseattle.com
SOIL, Maria Porges artist profile essay, SOIL Publications, 2011, pages 30-31.
Fixed Chaos, Shana Dumont, catalog for the exhibition, Montserrat College of Art, 2010.
Deitch Art Parade, publication included Audience, Jema exhibition 2007.
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.


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)
Museum of Art, Washington State University (Pullman)