Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

student event
May 2, 2019

SVA New Talent Review

  • Where:

    Martinique New York on Broadway: 49W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001
  • When:

    Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 – 4:00PM
  • Etc:

    Art directors, designers, fellow illustrator, come see the works by one of the best group of seniors in recent years.
    “The School of Visual Arts is pleased to present new talent from the BFA Illustration & Cartooning class of 2019. Meet our seniors and look through the wide range of work by young artists. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. ”
    Please RSVP here.

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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.

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free event / Lecture / School Visits
October 19, 2018

free talk event in Bogota, Colombia

  • Where:

    Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • When:

    Friday, October 19, 3:30 – 5:00PM
  • Etc:

    UPDATE (Oct.3): the event is now sold out. Thank you and see you soon.

    A lecture in Bogotám Colombia.
    The event is free and open to the public. However, registration is necessary, as there are only 80 seats available.

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School Visits / Workshop
October 18 – 20, 2018

illustration workshop in Bogota, Colombia

  • Where:

    Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • When:

    October 18 – 20, 2018
  • Etc:

    I will be coming back to Bogota, Colombia for an illustration workshop. October 18-20, 2018. the event is organized by Los Andes University’s new Japan Center. The course is limited to 18 participants, first come first served bases. Registration is now open with early bird special rate.  There will also be outdoor exhibit starting September on the university campus.

    Voy a volver a Bogotá, Colombia para dictar nuevamente un taller de ilustración. Será del 18 al 20 de Octubre de 2018. El evento está organizado por la Universidad de los Andes, Centro del Japón. El taller es sólo para 18 personas así que inscríbanse pronto antes de que se acaben los cupos. Las inscripciones ya están abiertas. ¡Espero verlos allí!

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Exhibition / School Visits
September 17 – October 24, 2018

outdoor exhibit in Bogota, Colombia

  • Where:

    Universidad de los Andes, Plazoleta CAI, Bogotá, Colombia
  • When:

    September 17 – October 24, 2018
  • Etc:

    In the occasion of the opening of their Japan Center, Los Andes University of Bogota, Colombia will be having outdoor exhibit of my past illustration works, each blown up to large scale.

Conference / Lecture
September 6 – 7, 2018

speaking at REASONS festival 2018

  • Where:

    Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
  • When:

    September 6 – 7, 2018
  • Etc:

    I will be coming back to REASONS, an award winning international conference withe a festive vibe, held annually in Brighton, UK. Better yet, it’s organized and run by some of my favorite people! Looking forward to seeing you in lovely Brighton. Tickets can be purchased here.

    “Each year the very best international creative and developer speakers take to the stage to inform, inspire, entertain, thrill and educate designers and coders that attend from all over the world.

    Today’s digital creatives are multi-disciplined, they draw their inspiration to do great work from many different influences. Reasons to: is curated with that in mind, bringing content from many disciplines to give designers, coders, creatives, film makers, animators, installation builders, illustrators, artists and more the opportunity to see and hear new perspectives and the best content in the world.

    It has been said – Reasons.to is the best soundtrack of any design & codeconference festival in the world!”

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Workshop
July 16 – 19, 2018

summer illustration workshop in Vienna, Austria

  • Where:

    Atelier Olschinsky, Vienna, Austria
  • When:

    July 16 – 19, 2018
  • Etc:

    UPDATE: Thank you. This workshop is now sold out. Looking forward to seeing all of you who are attending. 

    Four day intensive illustration workshop in Vienna is back by popular demand!
    This workshop is designed for intermediate and above level illustrators/artists who want to work on strengthen your idea and thinking skills. Limited to up to 12 participants in very intimate setting.

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Exhibition / Group Show
July 11 – September 8, 2018

KRĒM illustration group show in Detroit

  • Where:

    The Scarab Club: 217 Farnsworth St, Detroit, MI 48202
  • When:

    opening reception: Friday, July 13, 2018 5:00 – 8:00 PM
  • Etc:

    A group show of illustrators’ original art opens in Detroit, during ICON Illustration Conference.
    The show is curated by local illustrator Stephen W. Schudlich, and participating artists include: Gary Baseman, Roz Chast, Sue Coe, Anita Kunz among many others. I will be showing one of the original black and white drawings from Folio Society’s Japanese Tales book.

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Exhibition / Group Show
June 19 – September 9, 2018

GO WEST! exhibition of American Illustration

  • Where:

    Designforum Wien/ Museums Quartier: Museumsplatz I/Hof7, Wien, Austria
  • When:

    June 19 – September 9, 2018
  • Etc:

    I will be taking a part in this exhibit of illustrators who are based in the USA.
    The exhibit is organized by Design Austria and curated by illustrator Peter Diamond who is a friend and also a former student of a workshop from about ten years ago. The poster image is also created by Peter.

    Prints of my work, as well as many of the participants’ will be for sale, and they are priced relatively affordably, with trusted great quality. (I know the team who’s behind the printing of works.)

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