Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

Exhibition / Group Show
October 6 – November 3, 2018

Art as Witness – Political Graphics 2016-2018 –

  • Where:

    SVA Chelsea Gallery: 601 West 26th St. 15th floor, NY
  • When:

    Reception: Thursday, October 11, 6–8PM
  • Etc:

    I will take a part in this political art exhibit curated by illustrator Steve Brodner and School of Visual Arts.
    The show features a diverse group of artist-activists, many of them also SVA faculty and/or alumni.

    In today’s political climate, using satire to record and respond to the current state of affairs is an act of survival. This is no more apparent than in “Art as Witness: Political Graphics 2016 – 18,” a group exhibition of over 200 satirical and politically charged illustrations, cartoons and animations from 53 artists, including Milton Glaser (SVA’s acting chairman of the board), 2018 SVA Masters Series Award recipient Roz Chast and Art Spiegelman.
    Each artist’s work addresses the issues and controversies surrounding the most polarizing presidential election and administration in recent history. Timed to coincide with the final weeks of the highly anticipated midterm elections, “Art as Witness” comments on the Trump presidency; the #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and #NeverAgain movements; the opioid epidemic; and the gun-control and immigration debates to encourage activism, spark discussion and, hopefully, inspire action.

    “Art as Witness” was curated by illustrator, caricaturist and SVA faculty member Steve Brodner and SVA’s Director of Galleries Francis Di Tommaso.

    More Details Here