Kazumi Nagano graduated at the Tama University of Art, Tokyo, obtaining both a BA and an MA in art. Her jewellery career began in 1996 after having studied under Minato Nakamura. In 2002, she was awarded fine works prize in the Japan Art Jewellery Competition, Tokyo. Nagano is known for her wondrous jewellery work, delicate creations of thin gold wire and woven paper. With a background in Japanese-style painting and traditional Japanese weaving techniques, Nagano has work in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Alice and Louis Koch Rings Collection, Switzerland. She has taken part in numerous exhibitions and craft shows internationally, among which SOFA in Chicago and New York, Collect at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London as well as several craft competitions. Her work was selected an impressive number of time in Schmuck 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich.