About the artist
Draws out the daydreams, the longings. Shoko Ishida is a Japanese artist and illustrator currently residing in Michigan, US. Inspired by the idea of transience, nature, fashion, the nostalgic culture of Japan, she strives to create works that sparks a story. The coffee and tea enthusiast creates her mixed media works mainly using acrylics, watercolor, color pencil, ink, gouache, and pastel in her studio with her golden retriever sleeping by the desk.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018 "Soul Shapes”, 6 person show, WOW x WOW
2018 "Infinite Well", curated by WOW x WOW, Gallery Nucleus Portland, OR
2017 "Unicorn II Group Exhibition", Gallery Nucleus Portland, OR
2017 "Lightening Bolts & Little Sparks", WOW x WOW
2016 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Exhibition, NY
2014 New Art New Artists, Michigan College Juried Exhibition, Ann Arbor, MI
2014 Permanent Collection Gallery, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI
2016 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
2015 Instagram interview: "Illustrative storytelling with Shoko Ishida"