Lucian Moriyama


Lucian Moriyama, born in Honolulu in 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 works at Manifesta 13 (2020), Art-O-Rama (2021), Paréidolie (2021), Limited Edition Air Fair (2022), and Jeune Création (2022), and has participated in conferences at Tramway (2018), Mucem (2020), and Pianofabriek (2021). He was on residency at the Villa Empain (2021) and the Collection Lambert (2021). He lives and works between Belgium and France.


Lucian Moriyama revisits cultural and material histories, excavating utopian forms and exotic fantasies. He integrates these elements into his documents and plaster-based works between painting, sculpture, and geology. Artifice, fiction, and trompe-l'œil emerge as central themes in his explorations of art history, architecture, music, World's Fairs, and exotica.

  • Lucian Moriyama, Delft-esque Lekythos, 2020
    Delft-esque Lekythos, 2020
  • Lucian Moriyama, Wax candle (Bougie de cire), 2021
    Wax candle (Bougie de cire), 2021
  • Lucian Moriyama, Plan for an obelisk, 2021
    Plan for an obelisk, 2021
  • Lucian Moriyama, Vase (and its tragic double), 2022
    Vase (and its tragic double), 2022
  • Lucian Moriyama, Mineral lekythos (purple), 2022
    Mineral lekythos (purple), 2022
  • Lucian Moriyama, Flat landscape (Paysage plat), 2022
    Flat landscape (Paysage plat), 2022
  • Lucian Moriyama, Lekythos with fragments, 2022