Saya Moriyasu

Seattle, WA USA

Hello, I'm Saya Moriyasu, a contemporary artist fully immersed in Seattle's vibrant art scene and exploring geology when I get to explore other areas.

Originally from Portland, Oregon, my father's Japanese heritage and my mother's farm upbringing wove a rich tapestry of influences into my life. Growing up with creative family members—choreographers, abstract expressionists, tea ceremony enthusiasts, and photographers—was magical! Our home was often a spot for many gatherings with artists and the Japanese American community.

During high school, I lived abroad in Japan, an experience that deepened my appreciation for the art and culture, which has only grown over the years. The influence of the Japanese indigenous religion of Shinto colors how I see the world.