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 took art jewelry course at Hiko-Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo and came to the US to study at SUNY New Paltz, NY where she received her MFA.
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), Art and Design Gallery at Fashion Institute of Technology (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 and currently in view in the exhibition 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now.
Her work was featured in “Jewelry Stories”, exhibition catalogue of 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947 to Now (Museum of Arts and Design, NYC) “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.