Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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


Just came back from a business trip to Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. This was my third visit to MICA, and this time I did six hour senior thesis crit with a faculty and good friend Jose Villarrubia. I had a lot of fun as always, and the seniors there are SO GOOD!

MICA has been so nice to me since more than three years ago when then faculty Celia Johnson invited me for a guest lecture out of the blue. Nobody knew who I was or cared what I was drawing, and I was so surprised and flattered by the offer. I made lots of friends there since then, and I keep going back. Again, thank you everyone. I had a wonderful time, as always.