Shige Moriya, born in Kyoto, Japan, is a video artist and curator. He has been in New York since 1993, initially working as an assistant curator at Cast Iron Gallery in Soho. In 1996, Moriya moved to Williamsburg and opened CAVE, one of the longest running experimental art spaces / artist collective in Brooklyn. He has presented his video pieces locally and in Germany, Japan, Finland and Vietnam. Moriya's artistic work includes video installations, ambient boxes (which involve creating an atmospheric mixed-media visual/sound installation), and collaborative work with dancers, musicians and visual artists. His video work has been used in several theater and dance productions, and a substantial amount of his work is performed live in an interdisciplinary environment.
Recently, Moriya has been working on a series of two-dimensional drawings and print works while continuing his primary work as a video-based installation artist. His installations are often sculptures made of the movements of light. Currently Moriya is the co-director of CAVE, co-curator of the New York Butoh Festival. and core member of performance companies LEIMAY and CAVEnsemble.