Plan for an equestrian statue, 2021. Scagliola (plaster), pigments, oil. 15.5 x 24 cm.
Boghossian Foundation Editions, Villa Empain, Brussels. 1-31 October 2021.

Nature morte (La disparition de l'objet), 2021. Scagliola (plaster), pigments, oil, steel. Variable dimensions, panel 45 x 45 cm, trestle 30 x 15 x 70 cm. La Relève III, Château de Servières, Marseille. Within the framework of Festival Parallèle 2021.

Passages, 2020. Beaux-Arts de Marseille. Received the Prix François Bret. Within the framework of Manifesta 13 and PAC.

A procession viewed from several angles, 2020. Performance. 15 minutes. Conservatoire Pierre Barbizet, Marseille. Within the framework of Manifesta 13, PAC, Art-Cade Gallery, and the exhibition Liminal, at the invitation of Flore Saunois.

Knowledge by Other Means, 2020. English and French. Cover screenprinted on marbled paper, images and texts laser printed, 56 pages. 26 x 20 cm. Published by L'Opuscule. Presented at Mucem, Marseille at the Muséographies alternatives seminar organised by Pierre Singaravélou, Camille Faucourt, and Fabrice Argounès. Includes the essay Knowledge by Other Means: Notes on Marseille, Urbanism, Allegory, and Metonymy and a photographic series entitled Curtains.

Intérieurs, 2019. Scagliola, rope. 60 x 30 cm. Le Bal du Marquis, Les Carrières du Château de Lacoste (Marquis de Sade), Lacoste.

Passage non-orientable, 2019. Installation with found objects and constructions in wood, staff, and scagliola. 2.1 x 1.4 x 1.2 m. Les Arts Éphémères, Parc de la Maison Blanche (Mairie des 9ème et 10ème arrondissements), Marseille.

Tabac, 2019. Staff (plaster, vegetable fibres), wood. 2 x 1.2 x 0.5 m.

Porte-à-faux et d'autres choses, 2018. Plaster, hemp cord, wood. Variable dimensions.

Notebook of A., 2018. English. Risograph printed, 60 pages. 18 x 12 cm. Published by L'Opuscule. Presented at Tramway, Glasgow at the Future Currents conference organised by The Doing Group.

Arc Autoportant, 2016. Installation and performance. Monnaie de Paris, Paris.

Song Cycle, 2016. Art book illustrated by Kate Timney and published by Beaumont Press, launched 28 January 2016 at The Old Hairdresser's, Glasgow.

Minimalism 2014-2016. Early musical works made while living in Glasgow.


Lucian Moriyama (born Honolulu, 1991) is an artist and writer. He studied at the University of Glasgow and the Beaux-Arts de Marseille, where he received the Prix François Bret. He has presented his sculptures at Manifesta 13 (2020), Art-O-Rama (2021), Paréidolie (2021), and the Fondation Francès (2021) and has presented his artist books at Tramway (2018) and at the Mucem (2020). He was on residency at the Villa Empain (2021) and the Collection Lambert (2021) and will present his work at Jeune Création (2022).

Lucian Moriyama revisits cultural and material histories, excavating utopian forms and exotic fantasies. He reworks these elements into his sculptures, art books, and recordings, creating objects that challenge the traditions of modernism. Artifice, fiction, and trompe-l’œil emerge as central themes in his explorations of art history, architecture, music, colonial exhibitions, World’s Fairs, and exotica.


Lucian Moriyama (né à Honolulu en 1991) est artiste et écrivain. Il a étudié à l’Université de Glasgow et aux Beaux-Arts de Marseille, où il était lauréat du Prix François Bret. Il a entre autres présenté ses sculptures à Manifesta 13 (2020), à Art-O-Rama (2021), à Paréidolie (2021), et à la Fondation Francès (2021) et a présenté ses livres d’artiste à Tramway (2018) et au Mucem (2020). Il a été en résidence à la Villa Empain (2021) et à la Collection Lambert (2021) et présentera son travail à Jeune Création (2022).

Lucian Moriyama revisite les histoires culturelles et matérielles, excavant les formes utopiques et les fantaisies exotiques. Il remanie ces éléments dans ses sculptures, livres d’artiste, et enregistrements, créant des objets qui remettent en question les traditions du modernisme. L’artifice, la fiction, et le trompe-l’œil apparaissent comme thèmes centraux dans ses explorations sur l’histoire de l’art, l’architecture, la musique, les expositions coloniales et universelles, et l’exotica.