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 PrayersFunen 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 HomeFresno Art Museum, Fresno, California

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

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

2003      RequiemYoukobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

                RequiemGallery Burikiboshi, Tokyo, Japan
                       
                Dry Land and Living WaterTakada Gallery, San Francisco, California

                RequiemThe 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 SongGallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan

1996      Invitation to HeavenSkydoor 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
2020     Print, Printed, Printing 6New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
2018 -   Currency516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  2019
               
2018      Print, Printed, Printing 5New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
2017      Inspiration 101- Works by New Mexico Art EducatorsNew Mexico Cancer Center,
                        Albuquerque, New Mexico

               EncompassHarwood 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-ConferenceNew Mexico Highlands University,
                        Las Vegas, New Mexico

2015      A SHOW OF HANDSA1LabArts,
                        Conjunction with Southern Graphics Council, Knoxville, Tennessee

2014      Works by Artists in Residence and Visiting ArtistsSeacourt 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-ConferenceNew Mexico Highlands University,
                        Las Vegas, New Mexico
               New Mexico Showcase516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico
               Beyond Printmaking III, Landmark Arts at Texas Tech University School of Art,
                        Lubbock, Texas


VISITING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE and RESEARCH TRIP
Kedougou, Senegal                                                                                                  2018
Okinawa, Japan                                                                                                        2015
Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands                                2015                
Okinawa Creators Village, Okinawa, Japan                                                       2014                             
Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, California                                                               2014                                          
Funen Printmaking Workshop, Odense, Denmark                                          2013             
Seacourt Print Workshop, Bangor, Northern Ireland                                      2012         
The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico,                                           2004 
Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan,                                                                       2003            

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS in the last ten years

Rizo, Angie, "Yoshiko Shimano", the/ new mexico women, the/magazine by Southwest Contemporary, 
            Page 22-23, October - November 2019

Pulkka, Wesley, “Currency: What do you value?”, FABRIK Contemporary Art Issue 40, Page 126-128
            January 19, 2019

"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


SELECTED PUBLIC LECTURES AND DEMONSTRATIONS
              in the last ten years

2020 ​    Print, Printed, Printing 6, Printmaking and Book Arts Mini-Conference and Exhibition
                      New Mexico. Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico
                      "Outreach Projects as Means of Quality of Life", Symposium Talk

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: Milk carton drypoint
2016      Department of Visual & Performing Arts, New Mexico Highlands University,
                        Las Vegas, New Mexico, Demonstration: Wood lithography

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: Wood lithography

               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: Wood lithography

               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: Contemporary linoleum stamping techniques

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