Yuko Shimizu is a Japanese artist, born in Tokyo, who lives and works in New York. She got a BA in marketing and advertising from Waseda University and worked in the field of publicity in Tokyo for a long time till she left Japan to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1999. She received her MFA in illustration from SVA in 2003. She has been working as a full time illustrator since then. Her work has been published in such countries as the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Turkey. She created the comic 'Sweater for Siamese Twins' (in the anthology 'New Thing'), a tale about separated siamese twins. Yuko Shimizu also teaches at School of Visual Arts in Illustration and Cartooning Department.