Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

free event / Group Show / student event
May 2, 2017

SVA Illustration and Cartooning open studio

  • Where:

    School of Visual Arts BFA Cartooning and Illustration: 310 East 22nd St. 7th floor, NY, NY
  • When:

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00PM
  • Etc:

    With Marcos Chin and Chris Buzelli, three of us taught about 30 students out of the graduating class of 2017. They all worked really hard, and many had huge breakthrough toward the end of the school year. We cannot be happier.
    They are organizing a one evening event to show off their graduation thesis work. Please come stop by!
    (illustration on the invite by Zakia Noel)

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Exhibition / free event / Group Show / Lecture
April 26 – May 16, 2017

Tolerance poster exhibition at FLUID Montenegro

  • Where:

    Ministry of Culture, Cetinje, Montenegro: Njegoševa Street
  • When:

    opening: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 12:30PM
  • Etc:

    Second stop for Tolerance poster exhibit curated by Mirko Ilić is during FLUID Dizajn Forum in Montenegro which I am attending as a speaker as well as workshop conductor. Since Mirko cannot attend the opening, I will be giving a lecture at the Ministry of Culture during the opening.

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Conference / Lecture / School Visits / Workshop
April 21-27, 2017

workshop and lecture at Fluid Design Forum in Montenegro

  • Where:

    SKC UCG (Sports and Cultural Center of the University of Montenegro), Podgorica, Montenegro
  • When:

    April 21-27, 2017
  • Etc:

    I will be speaking and conducting an illustration workshop at Fluid  Dizajn Forum. The festival is held in Podgorica, Montenegro, in SKC UCG (Sports and Cultural Center of the University of Montenegro). This event is free, but on invitation basis to art and design students from Montenegro and former Yugoslavian countries. 

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Exhibition / free event / Group Show
March 3, 2017

House of Tolerance Festival poster exhibit in Slovenia

  • Where:

    TRG Francoske Revolucije (French Revolution Square), Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • When:

    Opening: Monday, March 3, 2017 12:00PM
  • Etc:

    Open Air exhibition of tolerance themed posters designed by renowned artists from around the world for the Festival House of Tolerance 2017. Author of the exibition: Mirko Ilić. Designers: Milton Glaser (USA), Yuko Shimizu (Japan), Paula Scher (USA), Miran Mohan, Novi kolektivizem (Slovenia), Iztvan Orosz (Hungary), Peter Bankov (Russia), Jainping He (China), Fons Hickmann (Germany), Michel Bouvet (France), Chaz Maviyanne-Davies (Zimbabwue), Alejandro Magallanes (Mexico), David Tartkover (Israel), Sue Coe (Great Britain), Anette Lez (France), Tarek Atrissi (Libanon), Hamza Abdelal (United Arab Emirates), Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwue), Sarp Sozdinler (Turkey), Reza Abedini (Iran), Xiao Yong (China), Felipe Taborda (Brazil), Manuel Estrada (Spain)

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Workshop
November 24-27, 2016

illustration workshop in Seville, Spain

  • Where:

    La Galeria Roja, Seville, Spain
  • When:

    November 24-27, 2016
  • Etc:

    UPDATE (Sept.16): Thank you. This workshop is now sold out. Looking forward to seeing all of you who are attending. 

    I will be teaching a four day illustration workshop in majestic Seville, Spain.

    Unlike previous workshops that were targeted toward experienced artists, this workshop is open to all levels. Limited to around max of 18 participants.  For Spanish speakers, there will be Spanish-English translator available for the duration of the workshop. Price point is set very reasonable at EUR 450. Spots are for first come first served basis.
    To get more info, and to reserve your spot, please contact info@lagaleriaroja.com or call (+34) 955-22-12-00

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Conference / free event / Lecture / Panel Discussion / Product Release Party / Signing
September 29 – October 6, 2016

multiple events in India

  • Where:

    Jaipur, Darjeeling and Delhi, India
  • When:

    September 29 – October 6, 2016
  • Etc:

    I will have multiple events coming up in India. It is my first time visiting the country.
    Design festival Kyoorius Designyatra takes place in Jaipur from September 29 to October 1. I will have a lecture, as well as conversation with Tales on Tweet editor Manoj Pndey and book signing on September 30. You can book your tickets here. 

    Also, two Tales on Tweet book events in Kalimpong, Darjeeling and Haus Khas Village in Delhi. More details, please see here.  Looking forward to seeing you there.

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free event / Seminar / Signing
September 24, 2016

National Book Festival 2016

  • Where:

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001
  • When:

    September 24, 2016 The festival is an all day event. My signing is 4-5PM, talk is 6-6:45PM
  • Etc:

    I am participating in this year’s National Book Festival as the poster artist. I will be at the event doing a panel with A Wild Swan author and Pulitzer Award winning Michael Cunningham.

    The poster is given away for free to visitors during the event (not for sale), and I will also be singing the poster, as well as the book A Wild Swan with Michael.

    signing: 4:00-5:00PM, talk: 6:00-6:45PM 
    events will be held at Poetry and Prose pavilion

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Exhibition
June 6 – October 23, 2016

Little Nemo at Ohio State University

  • Where:

    Friends of the Libraries Gallery, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, The Ohio State University: Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St. Columbus Ohio 43210
  • When:

    June 6 – October 23, 2016
  • Etc:

    Winsor McCay (1867 – 1934) was one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, known best for his groundbreaking newspaper comics and early animated films. Much of his most beloved work appeared in Little Nemo in Slumberland, a full-page comic that ran every Sunday from 1905 to 1926. It was on these pages that McCay expanded the world of visual narrative: his stunning sequences, expressed through vivid illustrations and inventive panel compositions, became a cornerstone of modern comics.

    In 2014, Locust Moon published Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, a huge, full-color anthology featuring work by 100 comic artists and illustrators. Each of these artists was asked to create a new version of McCay’s famous strip, resulting in a rich and diverse collection of homages to a remarkable man.

    This exhibit presents original artwork from the book, and featured artists include Peter Bagge, David Mack, Paul Pope, Carla Speed McNeil, Farel Dalrymple, and more. Ohio State’s iteration of this traveling exhibit, curated by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens, will also include McCay originals from The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum collection.

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Exhibition / Group Show / party
June 8 – August 20, 2016

Point of Vision – Celebrating Women Artists in Fantasy and Science Fiction –

  • Where:

    The Society of Illustrators, 128 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
  • When:

    Friday, June 10, 2016 6:30PM (opening reception)
  • Etc:

    The show is curated by two acclaimed female art directors in the field, Irene Gallo of Tor.com and Lauren Panepinto of Orbit Books.
    I am not exactly who you think as a fantasy (or sci-fi) artist, but I do work in the field here and there, and my work is known to be surreal. The curators were kind enough to include me in the mix. There are two of my original black and white drawings, as well as one color print included in the exhibit.

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