Artist Statement - Saya Moriyasu
My quiet comes from reviewing life and sensing a need for quiet around me. The color palette is reduced and the shine disappears.
A visual for my quiet is an imaginary couple who are professors of literature. They live in a home with lots of natural wood, natural light and evergreen trees surrounding them. Reading books surrounded by simple artwork that alludes to transcendence and eastern thought.
Creating a space in the gallery where you might imagine putting down a novel you are reading and gazing to find new meaning in the art. A calm and relaxed mind that is open to new thoughts and experiences.
SAYA MORIYASU graduated from University of Washington, attended Skowhegan in Maine and received a Hauberg Fellowship Residency at Pilchuck Glass School. She is a former member of SOIL Gallery. This is our fifth solo exhibit with Saya Moriyasu.
Saya’s work has been exhibited at The Henry Art Gallery (Seattle, WA), University of Washington, MadART (Seattle WA), Bellevue Arts Museum (Bellevue, WA), Museum of NW Art (La Conner, WA), Aqua Art (Miami Beach, FL), IC Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID) and Montserrat College of Art (Beverly, MA). Her work is the permanent collections of the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, City of Seattle, Whatcom Museum (Bellingham), Western Gallery, Western Washington University (Bellingham), NW Museum of Arts and Culture (Spokane), Museum of Art, Washington State University (Pullman), Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID), and Vulcan Inc (Seattle, WA). Saya Moriyasu lives and works in Seattle, WA.