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.”

     

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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.

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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!”

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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.

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free event / Group Show / student event
May 2, 2017

SVA Illustration and Cartooning open studio

  • Where:

    School of Visual Arts BFA Cartooning and Illustration: 310 East 22nd St. 7th floor, NY, NY
  • When:

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00PM
  • Etc:

    With Marcos Chin and Chris Buzelli, three of us taught about 30 students out of the graduating class of 2017. They all worked really hard, and many had huge breakthrough toward the end of the school year. We cannot be happier.
    They are organizing a one evening event to show off their graduation thesis work. Please come stop by!
    (illustration on the invite by Zakia Noel)

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Exhibition / Group Show / party
June 8 – August 20, 2016

Point of Vision – Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction –

  • Where:

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

    Friday, June 10, 2016 6:30PM (opening reception)
  • Etc:

    The show is curated by two acclaimed female art directors in the field, Irene Gallo of Tor.com and Lauren Panepinto of Orbit Books.
    I am not exactly who you think as a fantasy (or sci-fi) artist, but I do work in the field here and there, and my work is known to be surreal. The curators were kind enough to include me in the mix. There are two of my original black and white drawings, as well as one color print included in the exhibit.

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free event / Lecture / Signing
May 28, 2016

signing + talk at Kinokuniya New York

  • Where:

    Books Kinokuniya NY: 1073 Avenue of the Americas (between 40 & 41 St.)
  • When:

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 3:00PM
  • Etc:

    UPDATE: Kinokuniya NY has small number of signed copies in stock. Please call  (212) 869-1700 to check availability and to place an order. They can ship within US, but not abroad.

    This is a publishing event for recently released book Living with Yuko Shimizu (published by ROADS Publishing of Ireland).

    The book is dedicated to friend and art director SooJin Buzelli, because half of the 32 images in the book was initially created for various magazines she art directs. We will be discussing about illustration and art direction, followed by my signing your book(s).

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Conference
May 5 – 6, 2016

99U Conference

  • Where:

    New York, NY
  • When:

    May 5 – 6, 2016
  • Etc:

    Thank you. This event is now sold out.
    I will be speaking at Adobe and Behance’s 99U Conference this year.

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Exhibition / Group Show
Feb 10 – 27, 2016

Women in Illustration exhibit

Competition / Exhibition / Group Show / party
Feb 3 – 27, 2016

Society of Illustrators’ ILLUSTRATORS 58 (part 2)

  • Where:

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

    Friday, February 5, 2016 6:00PM (opening reception)
  • Etc:

    The second of the two-part annual exhibition Illustrators 58 will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators from February 3 through February 27, 2016. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals. The exhibit includes works in the Editorial and Book Categories.
    This illustration for MAD Magazine receives a silver medal in book category. Please see and read more here. 

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