Yasu Shibata was born in 1968 in Osaka, Japan. He received his B.F.A. from Kyoto Seika University, where he studied printmaking under Akira Kurosaki. Shibata has lived in the United States since 1991, working as a printer first at Tyler Graphics, and currently at Pace Editions. He also teaches relief printing at the Cooper Union. In his own artwork, Shibata uses the ukiyo-e and reduction woodcut techniques together, layering simple shapes of pigment that radiate intense color. His prints are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Smith College Museum of Art.

Depth of Milori Blue
2017
Japanese woodcut on Kizuki-shi paper
Sheet 18 x 18 in.
Edition of 10

Walla Walla Series (Wind, Sky and Field)
2017
Set of six Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 11 x 11 in.
Edition of 10

10 Vertical/9 Horizontal
2016
Japanese woodcut on Kizuki-shi paper
Sheet 19 x 19 in.
Edition of 10

Sara's Math Book
2013
Set of six Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 15 x 9 in.
Edition of 12

3 White Squares
2014
Set of three Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 11 x 11 in.
Edition of 10

6 White Squares
2014
Set of six Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 11 x 11 in.
Edition of 12

Korin's Iris
2015
Japanese woodcut
Sheet 24 x 18 in.
Edition of 10

9 Blue Diamonds
2015
Japanese woodcut
Sheet 24 x 18 in.
Edition of 12

Kirishima
2013
Set of two Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 14 x 14 in.
Edition of 16

Hakui
2013
Set of three Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 10 x 10 in.
Edition of 12

Homage to HF
2012
Set of four Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Edition of 12
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Flat Head
2012 Set of three Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 14 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
Edition of 10
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Cross Head
2012
Set of three Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 14 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.
Edition of 10
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Cross Hatch
2012
Set of four Japanese woodcuts
Each sheet 12 x 12 in.
Edition of 10
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