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
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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Competition / Exhibition / Group Show
Jan6 – 30, 2016

Society of Illustrators’ ILLUSTRATORS 58 (part 1)

  • Where:

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

    Friday, January 8, 2016, 6:00PM (opening reception)
  • Etc:

    The first of the two-part annual exhibition Illustrators 58 will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators January 6 to January 30, 2016. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals.
    The first exhibit includes works in the categories of Institutional, Advertising, and Uncommissioned.

    This illustration for popular Japanese band Maximum the Hormone receives a silver medal in institutional category. Please see and read more here. 

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Panel Discussion / Signing
November 4, 2015

Locust Moon’s Prometheus Eternal at the Society of Illustrators

  • Where:

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

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 6:30 – 8:00PM
  • Etc:

    In September of this year, Philadelphia small press Locust Moon teamed with the Philadelphia Museum of Art to produce a very unusual comics project. PROMETHEUS ETERNAL is a comic book companion to an exhibition which explores artwork historically connected to Peter Paul Rubens’ painting PROMETHEUS BOUND. The stapled comic is itself on display alongside Rubens’ piece and others by Michelangelo, Titan, and more historic masters. The cartoonists, illustrators, and storytellers inside the comic — including Dave McKean, Grant Morrison, and Bill Sienkiewicz — have created new adaptations of the myth of Prometheus, carrying the torch into a new medium and new millennium.

    Locust Moon publisher Josh O’Neill will moderate a conversation with contributors Yuko Shimizu, Lisk Feng, and Andrea Tsurumi, focusing on the challenge of adapting ancient mythology through the lens of art history. The talk will be followed by a reception and book signing.

    Ticket purchase necessary to attend this event: $15, $10 for members, $7 for seniors and students

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Charity Event / Exhibition / Group Show / party
auction: September 28 – October 7, 2015

VISIONARIUM charity auction & party

  • Where:

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

    auction: September 28 – October 10, 2015 party: September 30, 2015 6:00 – 10:00PM
  • Etc:

    Based off of the successful MicroVisions exhibit and auction, Visionarium features artwork created by illustrators who have generously donated their time and talent to create a painting to help tomorrow’s illustrators. Curated by Society of Illustrators members Lauren Panepinto and Marc Scheff, the exhibit includes twelve pieces by award-winning artists.
    Each painting will be auctioned on eBay with all of the proceeds going to the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Fund. The Auction will go live on September 28th and will end on October 7th.
    A Happy Hour and Celebration will take place on September 30th. A $5 cover charge will go towards the Student Scholarship Fund.

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Exhibition / free event / Group Show
August 22 – September 19, 2015

The Sports Show at SVA Gallery

  • Where:

    SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City
  • When:

    August 22 – September 19, 2015
  • Etc:

    The School of Visual Arts Alumni Society presents “The Sports Show,” a survey of creative work in various media that brings fans closer to the action—before, after and during the game. The exhibition brings together more than 30 leading artists and designers who graduated from SVA in commercial design and advertising, film and video, illustration and cartooning, motion graphics, painting and photography. These artists are behind some of the most iconic imagery and creative direction in the world of sports.
    I will be a part of this exhibition showing Barbed Wire Baseball artwork.
    Opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 10, 6:00 – 8:00PM

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Exhibition / Group Show
June 3 – August 15, 2015

New York View: MTA Arts & Design Illustrates the City

  • Where:

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

    June 3 – August 15, 2015
  • Etc:

    New York View celebrates a selection of work by artists, illustrators and graphic designers who have been commissioned by the MTA to design posters and who have been selected to create permanent public work for the MTA system. This show examines the way the artists move from pen and paper to more durable materials like glass, mosaic and stainless steel as work is translated to become a permanent fixture in the neighborhoods of New York.
    My poster which was created in 2011 is also on view during this exhibit.

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