The Artist

Lynita Shimizu
has been creating woodcuts using the Japanese techniques of moku hanga (woodprint) since the mid-seventies. Originally from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Lynita graduated with a Fine Arts major from Westminster College in 1974. Following a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she moved to Japan to concentrate on woodblock printmaking. During her four-year stay, she studied in Kyoto with an elderly master of traditional woodblock printmaking, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, and in Tokyo with contemporary printmaker, Yoshisuke Funasaka. From Japan, Lynita and her husband moved to River Edge, NJ, where they raised their three children.  Today Lynita’s studio overlooks a beaver pond on the edge of Yale Forest in Northeast Connecticut.


2017 – 2011

  • Boston Museum of FIne Arts Demonstrations – 10/2017
  • CT Artists Live, Storrs, CT – 9/2017
  • “March Relief: Woodblock Prints” Arts of Tolland, Tolland, CT and Tolland Library 3/2017
  • NECTAG Open Juried Exhibit at QVCC, Danielson, CT  (President’s Award) 2016
  • The Art of Printmaking, Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery, Whitinsville, MA
  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts Demonstrations – April/May 2015
  • West Hartford Public Library, West Hartford, CT
  • ” North by Northeast”, Gallery One Twenty Eight, NYC
  • “Woodcuts in WInter”, Audubon at Pomfret, CT
  • Jorgensen Gallery, University of CT, Storrs, CT
  • CT Printmaker Invitational, Windsor Art Center, Windsor, CT
  • Sixth Kyoto International Woodprint Assoc. Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
  • Arts of Tolland, Tolland, CT
  • Homegrown, Akus Gallery, Easter CT State Univ., Willimantic, CT
  • International Mokuhanga Exhibitions, Dialogue and Dialect, Kyoto Japan
  • Flora and Fauna, Silver Circle Gallery, Putnam, CT
2010 -2005
  • 67th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT
  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking’s 2nd Biennial Footprint Intl., Norwalk, CT
  • “Birds in their Habitat”, Audubon at Fairfield, CT
  • “Out of the Woods”, Audubon at Pomfret, CT
  • Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, U-Conn, Groton, CT
  • Woodprints at the Windham Theatre Guild, Willimantic, CT
  • Takanabe Museum, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Dedalo Center for Contemporary Art, Abruzzo, Italy
  • Museum of Castiglione (Castle), Abruzzo, Italy
  • Japan Print Society Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
  • Kyoto International Woodprint Exhibition, JAWK Prize I, Kyoto, Japan
  • “Out of the Woods”, Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, MA


  • “Annual CT Artists Exhibition”, Honorable Mention, Slater Museum. Norwich, CT
  • Jorgenson Gallery, “63 Woodcuts”, University of CT, Storrs, CT
  • The Wilson Gallery, New Bedford, MA
  • International Miniature Print Competition, Norwalk, CT
  • “East Meets West”, Little Cities Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI
  • The Baren Exchange Print Exhibition, Skokie, IL
  • “Wood & Water”, Wenniger Gallery, Rockport, MA
  • “Magic of Woodblock Print”, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
  • Homer Babbidge Library, University of CT, Storrs, CT
  • National Gallery of Uganda, Kampala, Uganda ’
  • ‘Beit Gavriel, Jordan Valley, Israel