Born in Tokyo, Japan
Lives & works in Albuquerque, NM
Education
 

Mills College

Oakland, California                 

 

California College of the Arts

Oakland, California

Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art

New York, New York

 

Master of Fine Arts, Printmaking

1991             

 

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Printmaking

1987

1986

ONE-PERSON EXHIBTIONS

2018      Engraving on Land, The Fine Arts Gallery

                        College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada

 

2015      Mistreated Islands, (Two-person exhibition) Todd Art Gallery, Department of Art,

                        Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

 

2014      One Thousand Prayers, Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky 

           

               Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee

2013      One Thousand Prayers, Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmark

 

               Alcove 12.8: Small one person exhibitions featuring work being made in New Mexico,

                        New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012      One Thousand Prayers, Olin Art Gallery, Washington & Jefferson College,

                        Washington, Pennsylvania,

 

2008      Above Us, Hass Gallery of Art, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

 

2006      Eternal Home, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

 

2005      Prints, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

 

                Unity Brings Peace, Art Gallery, Shasta College, Redding, California

 

2003      Requiem, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

 

                Requiem, Gallery Burikiboshi, Tokyo, Japan

                       

                Dry Land and Living Water, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

                Requiem, The University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2002      The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

 

                University Galleries, Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas

 

2001      The Mountain Burst in Song, Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan

 

1996      Invitation to Heaven, Skydoor Art Place Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

 

1994      Centers, (Two-person exhibition), Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California

 

               Natural Inclination, Pro Arts, Oakland, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS in the last ten years

2018 -   Currency, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  2019

               

2018      Print, Printed, Printing, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico

2017      Inspiration 101- Works by New Mexico Art Educators. New Mexico Cancer Center,

                        Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

               Encompass, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

               The Carved Line: Block Printmaking in New Mexico,

                        The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

2016      Printmaking Mini-Conference, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico

 

2015      A SHOW OF HANDS, A1LabArts,

                        Conjunction with Southern Graphics Council, Knoxville, Tennessee

 

2014      Works by Artists in Residence and Visiting Artists, Seacourt Print Workshop,

                        Bangor, Northern Ireland

 

               Under Pressure: Contemporary Printmaking and Changing Landscapes,

                        Meramec Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Community College,

                        St. Louise, Missouri

 

2013      Women of the West: Portfolio exhibition

                        University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

                        Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

                        University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

 

               Portfolio exhibition, at Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance Symposium,

                        University of Utah, Salt Lake, Utah

 

               Narrow Road to the Interior,

                        Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

               SIZE MATTERS: Big Prints from around the World, Enterprise Square Galleries,

                       University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

 

2012      Printmaking Mini-Conference, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico

               New Mexico Showcase, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

               Beyond Printmaking III, Landmark Arts at Texas Tech University School of Art,

                        Lubbock, Texas

 

2011      Hands Together for Japan - Art Auction to benefit relief work in Japan,

                        The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

2009      Albuquerque Now – Fall, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History,

                         Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

                West Southwest ABQ-LA Exchange

                        516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

                        LA Artcore, Los Angeles, California

 

2008      Small Treasures, Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California    

 

                INprint, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico

           

                Mark, Martha Street Studio, Manitoba Printmaking Association, Winnipeg, MB,                                     Canada

                Art from Asia – Artists to Watch Series, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                Giving Shelter, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

2007      Print Exchange Exhibition, Art Gallery Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts, Xi’an, China

VISITING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

 

Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands                       

Okinawa Creators Village, Okinawa, Japan                               

 

Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California                                                

 

Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmark                    

 

Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland                

 

The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico,                   

 

Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan,                                          

 

2015

 

2014

 

2014

 

2013

 

2012

 

2004

2003

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

"Currency What do you value?", Exhibition catalogue, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2018

Reed, C. Moon, “Two Artists Visualize Universal Truths in Unique Ways.”

            Las Vegas Weekly, March 29, 2018

Roberts, Kathaleen, “Block party: Exhibit celebrates printmaking in New Mexico across a range of styles”

            Albuquerque Journal, January 20, 2017

 

Lopez, Josie “The Carved Line Block Printmaking in New Mexico”,

            Museum of New Mexico Press, Page 229 – 231, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2017

 

breaths,” The University of New Mexico Press, 2012

            Written by Dr. Eleuterio Santiago-Di’az and 16 linoleum cut prints illustrated by                                               Yoshiko Shimano

 

“New Mexico Showcase,” Exhibition catalogue, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2012

 

“Beyond Printmaking III,” Exhibition catalogue, Landmark Arts

            Texas Tech University School of Art, Lubbock, Texas, 2012

 

Yagi, Nagisa “ Hanga Project – International Exchange Collaboration with the UNM,”

            Jyoshibi University of Art and Design, Japan, 2011

 

Shimano, Yoshiko “Community Collaboration,” Collect 02,

            Jyoshibi University of Art and Design, Japan, 2011

 

Katayama, Yuki, “Yoshiko Shimano: 17 Calendars,” Hiromi Paper Inc. November 11, 2011

 

Otoshi, Tomoyo, “Calendar Project for Japan Relief Tsunami and Earthquake,”

            The Yomiuri Shinbun, Page 34, May 30, Japan, 2011

 

“ West Southwest ABQ-LA Exchange,” Exhibition catalogue, 2009

                        516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico 

                        LA Artcore, Los Angeles, California

 

Russo, Kim, “Circles & Revolutions,” Pasatiempo, Page 38 & 40, May 16-22, 2008

 

Pilar, Jacquelin, “Yoshiko Shimano: ETERNAL HOME,” Fresno Art Museum Preview,

            January>April 2006

 

Lease, Betty, “Peace and nature inspire artist,” Redding Record Searchlight, March 24, 2005

 

Gerdes, R. Scott, “Printmaker-Yoshiko Shimano likes to work big,”

            Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, July 1 –7, 2004

 

Okabe, Maho, “Yoshiko Shimano – Requiem,” Hanga Geijyutsu, March 2004, Japan 

                       

 “Yoshiko Shimano Exhibition,” Nichi Bei Times, July 9, 2003, Japan

 

Roybal, Valerie, “New Voices, New Visions, New Directions in Art,”

            Quantum, The University of New Mexico, 2003

           

Matejko, Agnieszka, “Dream of a Requiem,” VUE Weekly Arts, page 59, December 2002, Canada

 

Woods Suzanne, “Directions in Contemporary Printmaking,” Exhibition Catalogue, 1999

 

Liu, Calvin, “Going Through the Motions: Four Japanese Artists Explore Movement

            of Life and Death,” Asian Week, April 1999

 

“Direction in Contemporary Printmaking,” Exhibition catalogue, Edna Carlsten Gallery

                        University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin, 1999

 

Kelley, Jeff, “Crossings: Fourteen Asian and Asian American Artists from the Bay Area,”

            Exhibition catalogue Essay, AT Kearny Publishers, 1998

 

“The Best of Printmaking,” Rockport Publishers, page 45, 1997

 

Adamson, Mel, “From Within: An Exhibition about Motherhood and the Creative Process,”

            Exhibition Catalogue, 1997

 

Invitation to Heaven,” Exhibition Catalogue, Ikegami, Chikako, “Colors reflected on a screen”,

            Skydoor Inc. Publishers, 1996, Japan

 

“Mukashi to ima,” Exhibition catalogue, Museo De Arte Diseno Contemporaneo,

            San Jose, Costa Rica, 1996

 

Ikegami, Chikako, “Yoshiko Shimano,” C.A.R. Contemporary Artists Review,

            Skydoor Inc. Publishers, Summer 1995, Japan

 

Baker, Kenneth, “Gallery,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 1994

SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

2019     Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance 5th Biennial Symposium,

                      University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

                      "Beyond a Traditional Look", Symposium Talk

2018     Rocky Mountain Printmaking Alliance 4th Biennial Symposium,

                       Washington State University, Pullman, Washington,

                        “Outreach Projects as Means of Quality of Life”, Symposium Panel

           

               College of Southern Nevada, North Las Vegas, Nevada, Artist Talk

           

               Department of Visual & Performing Arts, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico, Demonstration

2016      Department of Visual & Performing Arts, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico, Demonstration

 

2015      Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo, Japan, Lecture

 

               Futenma Elementary School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Futenma Junior High School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Lester Middle School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Amelia Earhart Intermediate School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Open Studio Talk           

 

2014      Okinawa Creators Village, Okinawa, Japan, Lecture         

 

               Misaki School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Amicus International School, Okinawa, Japan, Workshop

 

               Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University,

                        Cookeville, Tennessee, Gallery Talk

 

               “Innovative Printmaking” for Relief printmaking course,

                        Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, Lecture

 

2013      “Narrow Road to the Interior,” Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art,                                               Scottsdale, Arizona, Museum Talk

 

               Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmark, Lecture

           

               Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmark, Demonstration

 

               Museum Conversation with Alcove 12.8 artists, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New                           Mexico, Public Talk

 

2012      Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania, Gallery Talk

 

               Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland, Public Talk  

 

               Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland, Demonstration

 

               UNM Bookstore, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Book Presentation: breaths

 

               Bookworks, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Book Presentation: breaths

 

               Printmaking Mini-Conference, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico, Public Talk

               Department of Visual & Performing Arts, New Mexico Highlands University,

                        Las Vegas, New Mexico, Demonstration

 

2011      “Community outreach projects with the UNM printmaking students,” Joshibi University of                            Art and Design, Kanagawa, Japan, Public Talk

 

2009      Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Public Talk

 

2008      Department of Art, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado, Public Talk

 

                Department of Art, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colorado, Demonstration

 

                Department of Art & Art History, Bloomsburg University,

                        Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, Public Talk

 

                Department of Art & Art History, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania,                                          Demonstration

 

                Department of Art & Art History, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania,

                        Guest Lecture: Contemporary Women in Print Media for Advanced

                        Printmaking course

 

2006      Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, California, Museum Talk

 

2005      Art Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Public Talk

 

               Art Department, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Demonstration

 

               Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, Guest Lecture: Innovative Printmaking                                   for Intaglio course, Art Department

 

               Art Department, Shasta College, Redding, California, Public Talk

 

               Art Department, Shasta College, Redding, California, Demonstration

 

2004      Contemporary Art Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lecture

 

               Fresno Art Museum Graphic Arts Council, Fresno, California, Lecture

 

               The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico, Public Lecture

 

               The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico,

                        Demonstration: Saturday Arts Kids Art @ The Harwood, Children’s Workshop

 

2002      University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Public Lecture

 

               University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Demonstration

 

               Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, Public Lecture

 

               Visual Arts Department, Albuquerque Academy, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Demonstration

 

2001      Western New Mexico University, Silver City, New Mexico, Public Lecture

 

2000      California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California, Public Lecture

 

                University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, Public Lecture

 

               The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Public Lecture

 

1999      University of Wisconsin-Steven’s Point, Steven’s Point, Wisconsin,  Public Lecture

 

1996      Fresno City College, Fresno, California, Public Lecture

 

               California State University, East Bay, Hayward, California,

                        Guest Lecture for Painting II course

 

               Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, Public Lecture

 

1991      San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California,

                        Guest Lecture for Relief printing course