Kazumi Nagano

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Kazumi Nagano graduated from Tama University of Art, Tokyo, obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in art. Her jewelry career began in 1996 after studying under the guidance of Minato Nakamura. In 2002 she was awarded the prize for Japanese works of art at the Japan Art Jewellery Competition in Tokyo. Nagano is known for her wonderful jewellery work, delicate creations in fine gold thread and woven paper. With a background in Japanese style painting and traditional Japanese weaving techniques, Nagano has works in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Alice and Louis Koch Rings Collection, Switzerland. She has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including SOFA in Chicago and New York and Collect at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Her work has been selected an impressive number of times in Schmuck 2005, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich.

2019

Sieraad Art Fair“, represented by Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“Beautiful People Live Art”, opening exhibition, Thereza Pedrosa Gallery, Asolo, Italy.

Art Fair Tokyo 2019″ , represented by Deux Poisons Gallery, Japan.

TEFAF 2019″, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“Fireworks” with Stefano Marchetti & Kazumi Nagano. Galarie Slavik Vienna , Austria.

Melbourne Contemporary Jewelry and Object Biennial“, Radiant Pavilion, Melbourne, Australia.

2018

“TEFAF 2018”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“Pin point exhibition”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA.

“Precious thoughts”, Oratorio San Rocco, Padua, Italy.

2017

“TEFAF 2017”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“TEFAF 2017”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, New York, USA.

“Japan-Denmark 150 years”, The Most Secret Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sofa Chicago“, Navy Pier’s Festival Hall , Chicago, USA.

“Jewelry of Ideas”, The Susan Grant Lewin Collection, Cooper Hewit Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, USA.

“Two x Two for AIDS and ART”, Dallas Museum of Art, USA.

“Korean Craft and Design Fair”, South Korea, represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, Canada.

2016

“Not Too Precious”, National Craft Gallery, Ireland.

“Mono Japan”, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam.

“Skin: the jewellery surface”, Vicenza Jewellery Museum, Vicenza, Italy.

Schmuck 2016″ , Munich, Germany.

“TEFAF 2016”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“Unvollkommen vollkommen” , Galerie Eva Maisch, Wurzburg, Germany.

“25 Jahre Galerie Slavik”, Galarie Slavik Vienna, Austria,

“European Art Fair Monaco”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Grimaldi Forum, Principality of Monaco.

“Les Confluences/ Ramon Casas and la joyeria artistica”, Museu del Modernisme, Barcelona, Spain.

“Bairro das Artes – 6 Artistas da Ásia”, Tereza Seabra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Solo-exhibition”, Mano Gallery, Taiwan.

“White Christmas 2016”, Tereza Seabra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015

“TEFAF 2015”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“Schmuck 1970-2015 Sammlung Bollmann/Fritz Maierhofer”, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

“Collect 2015 Saatchi Gallery, represented by Yufuku Gallery London, England.

“Schmuck 2015, Munich, Germany.

“Not Too Precious”, Ruthin Craft Center, Ruthin, UK.

“Group exhibition”, Galerie Noel Guyomarc’h, Montreal, Canada.

2014

“TEFAF 2014”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

“Dubai Design Days 2014”, represented by Galerie Sofie Lachaert Dubai, Emirates.

“Collect 2014 Saatchi Gallery”, represented by Yufuku Gallery, London, England.

“Petit est beau. Paper Jewelry”, Manggha Museum, Krakow, Poland.

“The paper talk show-Jóias em papel e texteis”, Tereza Seabra Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal.

“Group exhibition” , Yufuku Gallery, Japan.

2013 “Group exhibition” , Kayo Saitou, Yu Hiraishi, Kazumi Nagano, Galerie Orfeo, Luxembourg.

Collect” Saatchi Gallery, represented by Yufuku Gallery, London, England

“Repeat repetitions repeated”, Galerie Sofie Lachaert, Tielrode, Belgium.

“Schmuck” , Munich, Germany.

2012

“One”, Mixed Media Foundation, Padua, Italy. “Contemporary visions of the necklace, Art for the ear the art of the ring”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “10years-Re:jewelry”Contemporary Jewelry Exhibit , Beijing, China. “LOOT 2012″, MAD Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA. “The Tree –A Material for Arts and Crafts”, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany. “Unexpected Pleasures – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery”, National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. “Unexpected Pleasures – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery”, Design Museum, London, UK. “Schmuck 2012”, Munich, Germany.

2011

“Schmuck 2011”, Munich, Germany. “Collect 2011 – Saatchi Gallery”, represented by Alternatives Gallery, London, UK. “Objects of Status, Power and Adornment”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Duo-Exhibition”, Alternatives Gallery, Rome, Italy. “Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery Yufuku Collection 2011”, Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2010

“Collect 2010 – Saatchi Gallery”, represented by Alternatives Gallery, London, UK. “20 Jahre Galerie Slavik”, Galarie Slavik, Vienna, Austria. “Solo Exhibition”, Gallery WA2, Tokyo, Japan. “Exhibition of Contemporary Jewellery Yufuku Collection 2010”, Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2009

“SOFA Art Fair New York”, represented by Mobilia Gallery, New York, USA. “Cut the Edge, Weave the Line Textile Arts 2009”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Collect 2009 – Saatchi Gallery”, represented by Alternatives Gallery, London, UK. “Paper jewellery exhibition” , Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy. “Progetto Pezzi di Luna – music and contemporary jewellery”, Padua, Italy. “Zwischen den Jahren”, Galerie Pilartz, Cologne, Germany. “Heirlooms of the Future”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA.

2008

“Collect 2008 -”, represented by Alternatives Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. “International Paper Jewelry”, Scottish Gallery, Scotland. “Schmuck 2008”, Munich, Germany. Magie der Schuckkunst”, Galerie Slavik, Vienna , Austria. “SOFA New York Art Fair” , represented by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Solo Exhibition”, Galerie Pilartz , Cologne, Germany. “Group Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Group Exhibition”, Yufuku Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2007

“Collect 2007 -”, represented by Alternatives Gallery, Victoria&Albert Museum, London, UK. “Group Exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “SOFA New York Art Fair”, represented by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Jewelry from Paintings and Architecture”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Wintereise”, Galarie Slavik, Vienna, Austria. “Solo Exhibition”, Gallery WA2, Tokyo, Japan.

2006

“Japan Jewelry Art Competition”, Japan. “Sofa New York Art Fair”, represented by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Sofa Chicago Art Fair”, represented by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA.

2005

“Japanese Craft Exhibition”, Japan. “Schmuck 2005”, Munich, Germany. “Sofa New York Art Fair”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Sofa Chicago Art Fair”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA. “Celebrating the Necklace”, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, USA.

2004

“Japanese Craft Exhibition”, Japan. “Japan Jewelry Art Competition”, Japan. “Winter Journey Christmas Exhibition”, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria.

2003

“Asahi Modern Craft Exhibition”, Japan. “The 10th Biennial Japan Jewelry Designers Exhibition”, Japan.

2002

“Japanese Craft Exhibition, Japan. “Japan Jewelry Art Competition, Japan. “International Craft Exhibition”, Japan. “Winter Journey Christmas Exhibition”, Galerie Slavik, Vienna, Austria.

2001

“Japanese Craft Exhibition”, Japan.

2000

“Japan Jewelry Art Competition”, Japan. “Japanese Craft Exhibition”, Japan.

1999

“Takaoka Craft Competition”, Japan.

1998

“Japan Jewelry Art Competition”, Japan.

1997

“Japanese Craft Exhibition”, Japan.

Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

Cooper Hewitt , Smithsonian Design Museum, Susan Grant Lewin Collection, USA.

The Cominelli Foundation, San Felice del Benaco, Italy.

Pureun Culture Foundation, Seoul, South Korea.

Bollmann Collection, Wien, Austria.

Alice & Louis Koch Collection of Rings, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Olnick-Spanu Collection, USA.

Katrin Basiner Collection , Germany.

2002 “Japan Jewelry Art Competition” Fine works prize, Tokyo, Japan.