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
January 8 – February 1, 2020

Illustrators 62 annual competition exhibition

Lecture / Panel Discussion / Product Release Party / Signing
October 5, 2019

Masters of Comics event at the Society of Illustrators

  • Where:

    Society of Illustrators: 128 E 63rd St, NYC 10065
  • When:

    Saturday, October 5, 2019 8-11PM
  • Etc:

    I don’t do events often in NY area, but I will be participating in this fun event during NY ComicCon.
    Tickets: $20 Non-members | $15 Members | $10 Seniors/students (Undergrad with valid ID)

    “Tripwire’s editor-in-chief Joel Meadows has spent the last three decades covering the best in comics and genre, and Masters Of Comics is a book that takes a look at the studios and work practices of the world’s finest comic artists and illustrators. This talk and signing will feature a selection of the artists featured in the book including Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Eight), Bill Sienkiewicz (Legion TV show, Elektra Assassin), Yuko Shimuzu (The Unwritten, New York Times) and Walter Simonson (Ragnarok, Thor, Manhunter), Dan Panosian (cover artist 100 Bullets, The Punisher), and Dave Johnson (artist, X-Men, Logan) talking about their working practices and their studios.”

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Class / free event / Workshop
July 17, 2019

Creative Mornings x Skillshare evening drawing workshop

Exhibition / Group Show
March 26 – June 8, 2019

Illuminated Editions: Classic Books, Reimagined Through Illustration

  • Where:

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

    March 26 – June 8, 2019
  • Etc:

    My original drawings for The Fairy tales of Oscar Wilde will be shown alongside originals by Bill Sienkiewicz and Paul Pope, three launch projects from indie publisher Beehive Books of Philadelphia.

    “Like many high-end small press publishers of the 18th and 19th century, Beehive Books takes a community-based subscription approach to funding their projects: each book is paid for via a crowdfunding campaign. This pre-funding mechanism allows Beehive to take a highly experimental, author- and artist-driven approach to publishing, including taking on projects far off the beaten track of book trade distribution. In Illuminated Editions, this enables them to select books based on the passions of their contributors, including forthcoming editions by lesser known authors like Margaret Cavendish, David Lindsay, and even Blackwood. 

    The artwork for three launch projects is on display until June in the MoCCA Gallery at the Society of Illustrators. The Illuminated Editions project continues, with forthcoming editions of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, illustrated by Dave McKean, J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN, illustrated by Brecht Evens, and Margaret Cavendish’s THE BLAZING WORLD, illustrated by Rebekka Dunlap. This collective adventure in illustration, design, and publishing has only just begun…

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student event
May 2, 2019

SVA New Talent Review

  • Where:

    Martinique New York on Broadway: 49W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
  • When:

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 – 4:00PM
  • Etc:

    Art directors, designers, fellow illustrator, come see the works by one of the best group of seniors in recent years.
    “The School of Visual Arts is pleased to present new talent from the BFA Illustration & Cartooning class of 2019. Meet our seniors and look through the wide range of work by young artists. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. ”
    Please RSVP here.

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Signing
April 6, 2019

signing at MoCCA Festival

  • Where:

    Metropolitan West: 639 W 46th St. New York, NY Table A116
  • When:

    Saturday, April 6, 2019 Noon – 1:00PM
  • Etc:

    I will be signing at Beehive Books table (A116) at MoCCA Festival.
    I know $100 book is not for everyone. You can bring any books to get signed, or just come say hi. I will be there for one hour between noon and 1PM, the first day of the festival (Saturday).

Exhibition / Group Show
October 6 – November 3, 2018

Art as Witness – Political Graphics 2016-2018 –

  • Where:

    SVA Chelsea Gallery: 601 West 26th St. 15th floor, NY
  • When:

    Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6–8PM
  • Etc:

    I will take a part in this political art exhibit curated by illustrator Steve Brodner and School of Visual Arts.
    The show features a diverse group of artist-activists, many of them also SVA faculty and/or alumni.

    In today’s political climate, using satire to record and respond to the current state of affairs is an act of survival. This is no more apparent than in “Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016 – 18,” a group exhibition of over 200 satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists, including Milton Glaser (SVA’s acting chairman of the board), 2018 SVA Masters Series Award recipient Roz Chast and Art Spiegelman.
    Each artist’s work addresses the issues and controversies surrounding the most polarizing presidential election and administration in recent history. Timed to coincide with the final weeks of the highly anticipated midterm elections, “Art as Witness” comments on the Trump presidency; the #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and #NeverAgain movements; the opioid epidemic; and the gun-control and immigration debates to encourage activism, spark discussion and, hopefully, inspire action.

    “Art as Witness” was curated by illustrator, caricaturist and SVA faculty member Steve Brodner and SVA’s Director of Galleries Francis Di Tommaso.

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Competition / Exhibition / Group Show / party
PART 1: January 4 – 27, PART 2: January 31 – February 24, 2018

Society of Illustrators’ ILLUSTRATORS 60

  • Where:

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

    Friday, February 2, 2018 (PART 2 reception)
  • Etc:

    The two-part annual exhibition Illustrators 60 will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators in January to February. The exhibit features works by leading contemporary illustrators worldwide, selected by a prestigious jury of professionals. PART1 exhibit includes works in Advertising, Institutional, Surface/Product, and Uncommissioned Categories. PART 2 exhibit Editorial and Book Categories.

    I will have total of 8 illustrations accepted into this year’s annual.
    During PART 2, I will be receiving Hamilton King Award for this piece created for PLANSPONSOR Magazine for SooJin Buzelli.

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