Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


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I am finally coming out of “hermit” schedule which went on from January till…now. School year is over at SVA and my students are off to early “summer” vacation which gives me 4 months of time off as well.Friends from abroad are flying in on the perfect timing next week. Agata Nowicka from Warsaw, Thilo Rothacker from Stuttgart, and Monika Aichele from Berlin. Looking forward to spending some time with them!

And yes, I will take care of forever neglected Illustration Section of the site. Please don’t think I don’t have any new work. I have been working a lot, and that is why it hasn’t been updated.

New online interview is up now. I was able to talk about my serious obsessions with WNYC here, which was fun. Thank you Daniel Eckler, editor of Format, and writer Carmel Hagen.