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A Look Beneath the Surface

March 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join illustrators Yuko Shimizu, Sebastian Curi and Marcos Chin for a discussion on surface/product design. Moderated by Marc Burckhardt.

Registration is free.

About the Speakers:

Marc Burckhardt’s paintings have been commissioned by Gucci, Porsche, SLS Resorts, Amazon, TIME, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times, among others. His gallery work includes exhibitions at Art Basel, Affenfaust Galerie, Copro Nason, and Mindy Solomon Gallery.

Marc is past President of the Illustration Conference (ICON) and chairman of the NY Society of Illustrators 47th Annual. A former instructor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Texas State University, he was named Texas State Artist by the Texas Legislature and the Commission on the Arts, and is a recipient of the prestigious Hamilton King Award.

Marcos Chin, The Gardeners, PS129Q Public Art for Public Schools School Construction Authority. Art Director: Tania Duvergne. Digital printed laminated glass. Illustrators 63 Surface/Product Design category.

Marcos Chin is an award winning Illustrator whose work has appeared on book and CD covers, as surface designs, in advertisements and magazines. Some of his clients include Target, Neiman Marcus, Fiat, Time, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, GQ and Vanity Fair. A transplant from Toronto, Canada, Marcos graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and moved to New York City in 2005. He has given lectures and workshops in the US and abroad, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at New York’s School of Visual Arts.

Sebastian Curi, Vancouver's Warby Parker Mural. Art Director: Matt Singer. Digital illustration/ vinyl mural. Illustrators 63 Surface/Product Design category.

Sebastian Curi is an Argentinian illustrator and animator based in Los Angeles. He creates colorful characters using big bold shapes and strong lines. Originally an animator, Seb spent around ten years in the animation industry before switching disciplines to focus on illustrative work. His experience allowed him to develop a unique style of illustration, centering around quirky figures who live in their own super stylized universe. Thanks to his previous experience, they just so happen to animate beautifully too. 

Seb has worked with clients like Apple, Venmo, Uber, Spotify, The New Yorker, and Warby Parker among others.

Yuko Shimizu, HANAMI, an interactive art x technology exhibit at Artechouse in Washington DC. Ink drawing with digital color. Illustrators 63 Surface/Product Design Gold Medal winner.

Yuko Shimizu (清水裕子) is a Japanese illustrator based in New York City and instructor at School of Visual Arts.  Newsweek Japan has chosen Yuko as one of “100 Japanese People The World Respects(世界が尊敬する日本人100)” in 2009.

Her first self-titled monograph came out in 2011 (Gestalten), second monograph  Living with Yuko Shimizu was  released from ROADS Publishing of Ireland in 2016. Other books include: A Wild Swan (collaboration with author Michael Cunningham, FSG, 2015) and a multi award winning children’s book Barbed Wire Baseball (written by Marissa Moss, Abrams, 2013).

You may have seen her work on The Gap T-shirts, Pepsi cans, VISA billboards, Apple, Microsoft, NIKE and Target ads, as well as on the book covers of Penguin, Scholastic, DC Comics, and on the pages of NY Times, TIME,  Newsweek, New Yorker, WIRED and  in many other publications over the last 15 years.


March 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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