Yuko Shimizu’s illustrations continue to captivate, whether they adorn books, magazine stories, comic book coveries, or gallery walls. The New York City-based, Japan-born artist is known for a diverse client list, from NIKE and The New York Times to Library of Congress. As usual, Shimizu shares thorough process documentation online, showing how she crafts her professional and personal work on a granular level.
The work above, “Dusting Off the Male Gaze,” was crafted for The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Women and Power in the Academy” issue. Female artists were asked to offer their take on the #MeToo Movement. The resulting work is a showcase of the artist’s ability to balance the surreal with the vulnerable and poignant.
See more of her work created since last time she was featured on HiFructose.com (here) below, and a set of works prior to that post.