Yuko Shimizu is an award-winning Japanese illustrator based in New York and instructor at School of Visual Arts. Her work has appeared on the pages of the New York Times, TIME, and Newsweek, on the covers of DC Comics, Penguin, Abrams and Random House books, on the Gap and Nike T-shirts, and on Pepsi cans.
Her new monograph Living with Yuko Shimizu was published in spring 2016 (ROADS Publishing). A Wild Swan, her collaboration with Pulitzer-winning author Michael Cunningham, came out in 2015 (FSG). She was chosen as Newsweek Japan's "100 Japanese People World Respects" in 2009.