Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimazu Yuko Shimizu

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

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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Conference
June 24, 2016

BUMP Festival

  • Where:

    Kortrijk, Belgium
  • When:

    Friday, June 24, 2016
  • Etc:

    “Join us to get your mind blown by illustrators, graphic designers, UX experts, creative coders and motion graphic artists.”
    What does Belgium need right now? More fun and exciting events. I am happy to be invited to this one day event of creativity in Kortrijk, Belgium.
    Tickets are super affordable, (actually, unheard-of-affordable for a conference like this!) and even better discounts for students. And great lineup of speakers.
    Come join us for one day filled with design and inspiration.

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free event / Lecture / Signing
May 28, 2016

signing + talk at Kinokuniya New York

  • Where:

    Books Kinokuniya NY: 1073 Avenue of the Americas (between 40 & 41 St.)
  • When:

    Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 3:00PM
  • Etc:

    UPDATE: Kinokuniya NY has small number of signed copies in stock. Please call  (212) 869-1700 to check availability and to place an order. They can ship within US, but not abroad.

    This is a publishing event for recently released book Living with Yuko Shimizu (published by ROADS Publishing of Ireland).

    The book is dedicated to friend and art director SooJin Buzelli, because half of the 32 images in the book was initially created for various magazines she art directs. We will be discussing about illustration and art direction, followed by my signing your book(s).

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Conference
May 5 – 6, 2016

99U Conference

  • Where:

    New York, NY
  • When:

    May 5 – 6, 2016
  • Etc:

    Thank you. This event is now sold out.
    I will be speaking at Adobe and Behance’s 99U Conference this year.

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Exhibition / Group Show
Feb 10 – 27, 2016

Women in Illustration exhibit