Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

SAMURAI! show opens at Worcester Art Museum

Very excited to announce exhibit SAMURAI! opens at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts today. The show runs till September 6, 2015.
This exhibition was guest curated by Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot, and conbines historical Japanese arms and armor with works by contemporary artists ainspired by samurai and their enduring myth.
Some contemporary artists featured in the show include: Moira Hahn James Jean Audrey Kawasaki Kozyndan Mu Pan Katsuya Terada Kent Williams and myself. Thank you Worcester Art Museam and Eric for including me to be a part of it.

More information about SAMURAI! on the museum website. If you are in the area, there is a big Samurai party tonight you shouldn’t miss.

my piece blown up to the size of a wall, and the actual samurai arrows placed to look like they are attacking the superheroine
my Zatoichi piece in front of Katsuya Terada’s drawing

painting in front by Kent Williams
Zatoichi, commissioned by Criterion Collection"yuko shimizu" "asian superhero" "panda girl" "panda"Panda Bear Girl – the first Asian American Superheroine –

James Jean
Moira Hahn
Mu PanKozyndan