Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

on my own.

My studio-mate just moved out. I started this studio in Midtown Manhattan with two classmates (John Hendrix and Katie Yamasaki) from graduate school upon graduation in 2003. We started from the smallest room on the floor, to current biggest room in the floor (though not so big, it is Manhattan, after all). One of my closest friends Marcos Chin was here for years after John moved back to Midwest, then Sara Varon was here for a while too.  Katie and I always stayed here, till it was time Katie moved out.

I have decided to keep the studio on my own for a while and see how it goes. The studio will go through some renovation to transition into more comfortable and cozier one person office. Wish me luck!
For now, a mess and emptiness after the move (photo below). I hope to post a nice picture of renovated space in a month or so.