© 2018 Vargas DeZine

Judy Shintani judyshintani@yahoo.com  


Solo Shows


Stories of Displacement Community Art Project,
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

EO9066 Then They Came for Us, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Shining Light on Remembrance, Ruth’s Table, San Francisco, CA


Resilience & Identity, Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA


Storytelling and Ritual, Santa Fe Internment Camp

Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM


Healing Adornment, Harbor Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA


In Liminal Space, Enso Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA


Forms of Remembrance, Enso Art Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
Body of Memories, John F. Kennedy University Arts & Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions


Asian Diaspora, Station Museum, Houston, Texas


Exclusion! The Presidio's Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco

9066, Voices of Japanese Americans from the Inside, Fresno State University, Fresno, CA

Justice for All? Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA


Crossing to Safety, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA

At Home in the World, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM


Welcome all Refugees, Santa Fe Art Institute, NM

Healing Shields, UCSF Women’s Medical Center, SF


Generation Nexus: Peace in the Post War Era, National Japanese American Historical Society(NJAHS)Building 640 in the Presidio, SF


UnderCurrents, Asian American Women Artists Association, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center SOMArts Cultural Center, SF

Women's Work: Culture and the Feminine, artXchange Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Storied Lives, the Art of Narrative, artLife Gallery, Sebastopol, CA


Obake Yashiki (Ghost House), Arc Gallery, SF

Rootbound, Heaven and Earth, COCA, Carkeek Park, Seattle


SF Fine Art Fair, Fort Mason, SF

A Place of Her Own, Asian American Women Artists Assoc., SOMArts Cultural Center, SF




Through Artists’Eyes, Art of Incarceration, National Japanese American Historical Society


Our American Stories, Illuminating Asian American History,                  Culture, and Identity, City College Of San Francisco


Distillations, Meditations on the Japanese American Experience,co-curated, JFKU Arts & Consciousness Gallery, Berkeley


1st – 7th Annual Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Fundraiser,
Half Moon Bay, CA




NCWCA Art Journey Retreat, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, O’Hanlon Center for Art, Mill Valley, CA


WCA Art Day @Djerassi, Women’s Caucus for Art, Djerassi Art Residence, Woodside, CA



  • 2017 Fellowship, Vermont Center for Art

  • 2016 Artist in Residence, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015 Nominated for Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant

  • 2015 Artist in Residence Santa Fe Art Institute

  • 2014 ISKME Big Ideas Fest Artist in Residence

  • 2014 Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center Sponsorship Award

  • 2013 Half Moon Bay Review Reader’s Choice Favorite Local Artist 

  • Honorable Mention

  • 2012 Peninsula Arts Council Diamond Award for Donor Sponsor - Coastside Doctors Without Borders Art Fundraiser



  • Asian American Women's Artist Association, member

  • Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, Vice President

  • WEAD, Women’s Environmental Arts Directory



  • Masters of Transformative Art, JFK University, Berkeley

  • Traditional Kimono Sewing, Workshop Residency, San Francisco

  • Expressive Arts with Elderly Clients, JFK University, Pleasant Hill

  • Transformative Alignment, Art and Image as Guides, Pat Allen, Ph.D., A.T.R.

  • Holistic Approaches to Arts Education, JFKU, Berkeley

  • Dream it Build it, Installation Workshop, The Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco

  • Native American Pottery, Taos Institute of Art - Taos, New Mexico

  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, San Jose State University