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1934 Born in Omuta City/Fukuoka Pref. Japan

1952-56 Study of English Literatur at the Tsuda University, Tokyo, B.A. www.tsuda.ac.jp.

1958-61 Study of Architecture, Industrial Design and Constructive Design at The Tokyo Kyoiku University(present Tsukuba University), www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english.

1959-60 Collaboration with organising team of 'World Design Conference Tokyo 1960', acquentances with the Co-directors of the Ulm School of Design; Thomas Maldonado, Hans Gugelot and Otl Aicher, and Josef Müller-Brockmann, Professor of Zürich Design School, during the conference.

1961-62 Study at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, Visual Communication(graphic design)Department, www.hfg-ulm.de.
At hfg ulm 'art' as been frowned upon strictly.

1962-67 Collaboration as a graphic designer in the studio of Josef Müller-Brockmann in Zurich, specially for Swiss Expo Lausanne 1964 for the Section of 'Research, University and Education'(The architect for the building: Max Bill)

1965 Lectured about 'grid system' at the Graphic Department, Yale University, U.S.A.

1967 Marriage with Josef Müller-Brockmann, Graphic Designer

1970 Guest lecturer at the Kyoto Kyoiku University in Japan

1970 Begann art under the influence of 'Zurich Konkret School' two and three-dimensional developments of structures

1972 First realizaion of 'Art for Architecture' for Community Center in Hoengg/Zurich, since then became offen the winner of various official and invitational competitions.

1974+77 The first and the second art grants from the State of Zurich

1974 First one-woman show at Galerie 58, Rapperswil, followed by numerous showes internationally

1978 One-woman show 'Color Shadow' at Minami Gallery, Tokyo

1979 IBM Fellowship by the Aspen Institut for Humanistic Studies, Aspen/Colorado invitation for one woman show and to attend the conference 'Japan meets West'

1980 One-woman show 'Color Shadow' at Kunstmuseum Zurich

1984 'Language of Geometry', Art Museum of Bern, Switzerland

1986 XLII Venice Biennale: Theme Pavillon 'Science and Art - Color', Italy

1987 'Mathematik in der Kunst', Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany

since 1988 One-woman-shows at Renee Ziegler Gallery, Zurich

1988-90 'Schweiz-Konkret.Heute', Wondering exhibitions through european cities

1989 Co-founder of the 'Desegno', The Society for Intercultural Studies, Munich, organized the symposium 'The Space between, between Art and Natur' for 2 days, 1993 in the Kunstmuseum Zurich and gave lecture: 'Energies from Two Worlds'

1989 Guest lecturer at The University of Tucson/Arizona, gave lecture: 'From constructive art to the Japanese Roots'

1991 Guest lecturer at University of Bogota, Architecture Dept. and one-woman show

1992 Received 'Camille Graeser Prize', Zurich

1992 Peter Münger produced video film ‚shizuko yoshikawa‘, supported by swiss government. swiss tv and 3 sat tv. premier: zurich art museum.

1993 Tourng exhibition: 'two energies', Foundation for Swiss Concrete Art, Zurich and Cottbus Museum, Art Collection of Brandenburg, Cottbus, East-Germany

1995 'Karo-Dame, Constructive, Konkret and Radikal Art by Woman', Aarau Art Museum, Aarau, Switzerland

1996 Death of Josef Müller-Brockmann, Husband.

1996 One-woman show 'cosmic gauzes', Contemporary Sculpture Center, Tokyo This show had an honour of the visiting by Michiko, The Japanese Emperess.

1997-00 Groups of works of drawing 'a roma' in Instituto Svizzero di Roma, and paintings 'cosmic gauzes-breathing field'

2000 One-woman show 'a roma' at Kunstmuseum Zurich

2004/05 Drawing studies at Instituto Svizzero di Roma in Venice

2018 gabrielle schad, dr. monograph: shizuko yoshikawa lars müller pubishers, zurich german, english, japanese

Shizuko Yoshikawa passed away 27th march 2019.

  my home country yanagawa, our living place=right bank

josef müller-brockmann in kyoto, 1960

hfg ulm, architektur von max bill

world design conference tokyo 1960, mit thomas maldonado, co-rektor hfg ulm