Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

thank you for Gold Medal. Society of Illustrators 56 Annual Exhibit opens

Society of Illustrators’ annual juried exhibition ILLUSTRATORS 56 opens this week (January 7) in New York City. This is part 1 of two exhibitions, and the next exhibit opens in February. 
I am honored to have two pieces accepted in this show, one of them will be receiving Gold Medal.
The medal winner is Sketchtravel exhibit poster for Kyoto International Manga Museum in Japan, art directed by one and only Dice Tsutsumi. Please read more about Sketchtravel project Dice has started here.  I am extremely excited that I was able to take a small part in this amazing project, and rewarded with a medal. Thank you judges and thank you Society of Illustrators.

Another piece accepted into the show is recently completed YES! mural in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in collaboration with Sagmeister and Walsh. Since I won’t be able to bring the mural to the museum, I will be showing large original ink drawing I have created as the preliminary drawing for the mural.

Opening reception and award gala will be on Friday, January 10. More info and purchase your ticket here.  The exhibit runs until February 1st at the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration. Please come stop by to see this year’s winning art works.

Last but not least, big shout out to SkinkInk Fine Art Giclee Printing and One Stop Framing Shop for accommodating tightschedule and doing an awesome job in preparation for the exhibit."yuko Shimizu" "sketch travel" "poster"