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Sakurako Shimizu is a Japanese artist and designer living in New York City.
Her work is mostly described as technologically based conceptual jewelry.

She often works with playful visualizations of digital technology: sound waveforms, computer hardware or programming codes. Sakurako studied design at Tokyo Zokei University and then received her MFA from the SUNY New Paltz Metals program.

Sakurako’s designs has been exhibited and collected extensively in the US and internationally. Some of the recent venues include Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), Gallery Nina Lummer (Milan), Friends of Carlotta (Zurich), STRP Festival (Eindhoven), Munich International Fair, The Museum of Arts & Crafts ITAMI (Hyogo, Japan), Galerie Marzee (Nijmegen), Heidi Lowe Gallery (Rehoboth Beach), Julie Artisan Gallery (NYC), Samuel Dorsky Museum (New Paltz), vertexList Gallery (Brooklyn), Sienna Gallery (Lenox, MA) and  The Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston).

Her three waveform broochesWow, Sneeze and yawn are in the museum collection of Museum or Arts and Design in NYC.
 
Her work was featured in “Jewelry Design” (cover, Daab books, Cologne, Germany, 2008), “Digital aesthetics” (Artist Press, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008), “Data Flow” (Die Gestalten Verlag, Cologne, Berlin, Germany, 2010), “500 necklaces: Contemporary Interpretations of a Timeless Form” (Lark Books, 2006), and many magazines like Tokion (USA), Metalsmith(USA), Journal of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Blend (Netherllands), D-Magazine (Argentina), PAGE (Germany), LQ magazine (China) and many more.

The pictures of cats are from another Sakurako Shimizu :)



 

 

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