Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

Society Of Illustrators Book/Editorial Show Now Open

Society Of Illustrators: February 2010
Society of Illustrators‘ Annual Book/Editorial showis now open. If you are in New York, don’t miss all the original paintings and drawings that got accepted into this competition. I am taking my SVA students up there for a class trip next week and they are very excited. The show is up till February 20th.Reception and award ceremony was held last Friday. I was excited to receive gold medal for this piece. Thank you judges and thank you ADs. I am really really honored.You can read my recent blog post about the creative process of this image.But actually, what excited me the most was that my high school classmate and talented Tatsuro Kiuchi flew in from Tokyo to this cold-cold New York to receive his Silver Medal! We kept in touch, but haven’t seen each other since our graduation. Wow.

On the photo, from left to right: Ai Tatebayashi, Hiromichiito, me, Tatsuro Kiuchi