Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

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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Exhibition / Group Show
June 14 – July 23, 2018

Football theme art exhibit in Moscow

  • Where:

    Zaryadye Park, Moscow, Russia: Москва, ул. Варварка, домовладение 6, стр. 1
  • When:

    June 14 – July 23, 2018 (opening reception: June 13)
  • Etc:

    “Works by renowned contemporary artists paying tribute to soccer have been brought together in the Ball in Art exhibition, which was inaugurated here Wednesday on the eve of the 2018 World Cup kick-off in the Russian capital.

    The exhibition at Zariadie park, near the Kremlin, brings together more than 60 works from 20 different artists, including pioneering Spanish video artist Antoni Muntadas.

    Three videos created by Muntadas are projected in a separate room in the 560-sq.-mt. (6,028 sq. ft.) facility that houses the exhibition.

    Ball in Art also brings together works by other renowned artists such as Dario Escobar, from Guatemala, Marcos Marin, from Brazil, and Japanese illustrator Yuko Shimizu, whose works pay tribute to the extraordinary goals scored by Argentine legend Diego Maradona.
    A light and sound concert by German artist Karsten Winkels will also be presented in Moscow during the World Cup.

    The Ball in Art exhibition will be open to the public until July 23.”

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Exhibition / Group Show
June 13 – July 14, 2018

Women Who Draw exhibit at RISD

  • Where:

    Rhode Island School of Design ISB Gallery: 55 Canal Walk
  • When:

    June 13 – July 14, 2018 Show is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, 12:00 – 5:00PM
  • Etc:

    My work is included in this group show of female illustrators at Rhode Island School of Design. Curated by their illustration department.

    “The ISB Gallery proudly presents an exhibit of artwork by artist-members of the community and online database Women Who Draw. Founded in 2016, Women Who Draw showcases the work of approximately 5,000 talented female, trans and non-binary professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists from all over the world and highlights the work of illustrators of color, LBTQ+ and other less visible groups. Women Who Draw aims to introduce more diverse voices and visuals into mainstream publications and build a stronger, more engaged community of professional, working artists.”

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free event / Lecture
June 2, 2018

free talk event in Madrid

  • Where:

    Museo ABC: Calle de Amaniel, 29, 28015 Madrid, Spain
  • When:

    Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:30 – 2:00PM
  • Etc:

    As a part of RIZOMA Film Festival in collaboration with Museo ABC, a museum in Madrid dedicated to illustration and drawing, we have realized the last minutes talk event that is free and open to public.

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