Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

Award winning Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.

Exhibition / Group Show / party
November 1 – December 30, 2017

The Original Art 2017 Exhibit

  • Where:

    The Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
  • When:

    opening reception: November 2, 2017 6:00PM
  • Etc:

    I will be showing an original drawing from recently published illustrated chapter book A Crack in the Sea written by H.M. Bouwman (published by Putnam) Thank you AD Cecilia Yung for the project.

    “The Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators is proud to present The Original Art, an annual exhibit celebrating the fine art of children’s book illustration, on display from November 1 through December 30, 2017.

    Founded in 1980 by illustrators’ agent and art director Dilys Evans, this exhibit showcases the original art from the year’s best children’s books. The 2017 exhibit features a diverse list of books selected by a jury of outstanding illustrators, art directors, and editors.”

     

    More Details Here
Exhibition / free event / Group Show
October 12, 2017 – January 9, 2018

Facing Humanity exhibit at Northeastern University, Boston

  • Where:

    Gallery 360, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • When:

    opening reception: October 26, 2017 5:00 – 7:00PM
  • Etc:

    I will be showing RZA and Freddie Mercury portraits in this show curated by my friend Scott Bakal.
    RZA piece includes rough sketches as well as unrevised original ink drawing to show the whole process.

    “Facing Humanity is an exhibition of work by renowned illustrators who create images for books, magazines, posters, and other types of publication. Artists featured in this show range from the rising stars of illustration to some of the most prominent illustrators in the world. All have the unique ability to capture the personality and emotions of their subjects.

    Several of these images have appeared in international publications and some pieces were created specifically for this show and are being exhibited here for the first time. The portraits shown here depict everyday people and well-known figures from popular culture. Each artist sought to illustrate not only the features and forms of their subjects, but the significance the subjects have in culture and society.”

    Participating Artists: Scott Bakal, Wesley Bedrosian, Rick Berry, Louisa Bertman, Barry Blitt, Steve Brodner, Calef Brown, Marc Burckhardt, Chris Buzelli, Kristina Carroll, Domenic Civiello, Joe Ciardiello, John Cuneo, Lisa Desimini, John S. Dykes, Daniel Fishel, Jody Hewgill, Yohey Horishita, Robert Hunt, Victor Juhasz, Gary Kelley, Edward Kinsella, Shannon Knight, Stephen Kroninger, Anita Kunz, Matt Mahurin, Greg Manchess, Victoria Maxfield, Tim O’Brien, Roberto Parada, CF Payne, Rich Pellegrino, Krista Perry, Hanoch Piven, Sean Qualls, Irvin Rodriguez, Greg Ruth, Yuko Shimizu, Bob Staake, Dale Stephanos, Mark Todd, Eric Velasquez, Gizem Vural, Sam Weber and Alan Witschonke.   

    More Details Here

free event / Lecture / School Visits
October 18, 2017

Lecture in Barcelona, Spain, open to the public

  • Where:

    Máster de Ilustración y Cómic de Elisava, Galeria Cromo iTzmin
  • When:

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00PM
  • Etc:

    Máster de Ilustración y Cómic de Elisava of Barcelona kindly invited me to speak at the school. This event is mainly for students of Elisava but also open to the public. The event will be held from 18h on Wednesday, November 18.  Those of you who are interested in attending, please RSVP to info@galeriacromo.com

    Read more about the event, location, etc on Máster de Ilustración y Cómic de Elisava’s Facebook page. 

    Nos traemos a Yuko Shimizu! Te ofrecemos un encuentro cercano con ella el próximo miercoles 18 oct. en @galeriacromo donde nos hablará de sus alucinantes ilustraciones- Confirmacion x mail imprescindible – En el Master @ilustracionycomicelisava nos vamos superando en eventazos! Con @vinomonologo #yencimagratis #ilustration #japan #japanese #illustration #freeentrance #confirmation #artist #meeting

    Posted by Máster de Ilustración y Cómic de Elisava on Friday, October 13, 2017

     

    More Details Here
Conference
October 17 – 18, 2017

speaking at Smashing Conference in Barcelona, Spain

  • Where:

    Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona, Spain
  • When:

    October 17 – 18, 2017
  • Etc:

    I will be speaking at Smashing Conference in Barcelona, Spain this fall. Event info is as follows. Tickets are now available. 

    “With a lineup of 15 brilliant speakers and the best scenarios to offer you a valuable and unforgettable 1 track, 2 full conference days and 7 workshops. Our mission is to explore real-life web design problems and techniques that are relevant and applicable to your work straight away. Join us for a few special days of friendly conversation, learning and new ideas — we’d love to see you there!”

    photo by Anton Repponen

     

    More Details Here
Class / Seminar / student event / Workshop
August 10, 2017

Dumb Questions & Dinner, with Marcos Chin and Yuko Shimizu

  • Where:

    The Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
  • When:

    Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:30 – 8:00PM.
  • Etc:

    UPDATE (July 25): Applications are now closed. Thank you and see you at the event.  If this first attempt goes well, we may plan more dinners in future. 

    Marcos Chin and I will be inviting 6 of you, students and emerging professionals in illustration, to have informal conversation over dinner. Event is hosted by Society of Illustrators.
    This is an attempt to reach out to motivated young illustrators to have chance to ask any question you have about the industry, business and marketing. No question is a dumb question.

    Seating is limited to 6. There will be $20 charge. If you are interested in chosen to be on this dinner table, please apply here by Monday, July 24 at noon EST.

    More Details Here
Conference
June 13 – 14, 2017

speaking at Smashing Conference in New York

  • Where:

    New World Stage Theater, New York City
  • When:

    June 13 – 14, 2017
  • Etc:

    I will be speaking at Smashing Conference in New York City. Event info is as follows. I am also teaching one day illustration workshop for the conference. (workshop tickets are sold out. But you can still reserve last minutes Smashing Conference tickets.)

    “Don’t you feel like Wonderwoman or Superman when squishing that annoying bug or crafting those fancy pixels? Well, we do! Up, up and away we go, to SmashingConf New York 2017! With pratical front-end and UX techniques, battles, fights, wins and losses, we’d love you to learn and share your special abilities and your experiences! So reserve that plane, that bird, or flying superhero and meet us in New York City!”

    More Details Here
Workshop
June 12, 2017

one day illustration workshop in New York

  • Where:

    New York City
  • When:

    Monday, June 12, 2017 all day
  • Etc:

    UPDATE (June 8): The workshop is now sold out. Thank you and see you next week.
    I will be teaching workshop in my hometown for the first time. Come join me for one day of fun, working on multiple small projects that help flex your illustration thinking brain. Because, good illustration is not just about making pretty pictures, but actually about making pictures with good ideas.
    This is a part of Smashing Conference, however, you do not need to be a part of the conference to attend the workshop.

    More Details Here
Exhibition / free event / Group Show
May 18 – June 30, 2017

exhibit for the love of handball in Stuttgart, Germany

free event / Lecture / School Visits
May 18, 2017

Lecture in Mainz, Germany, open to the public

  • Where:

    Aula Hochschule Mainz, Holzstrasse 36, 55116, Mainz, Germany
  • When:

    Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:00PM
  • Etc:

    As a part of school visit to Hochschule Mainz in Germany (I will be teaching a three day workshop to its students), there will be an evening of lecture and Q&A session. This event is free and open to the general public. If you are in Mainz, Frankfurt area, please come stop by.