Born and raised in south Florida, Megumi Naganoma is an interdisciplinary artist. Most of her work is inspired by her own experiences and research focused on bringing awareness to issues about sexual violence and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Naganoma graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree for Studio Art and a minor in Art History. During the summer of 2016, Naganoma interned for Judy Pfaff in Tivoli, New York, where she assisted with new pieces for upcoming shows that fall. In the first six months of 2017, Naganoma was a teaching artist in residency in Thomasville, Georgia. After two years at the State University of New York at New Paltz, she graduated in May of 2019 with a Masters of Fine Arts degree in sculpture. During her last semester as a student and for a few months afterwards, she worked for Judy Pfaff as a studio assistant. After a year in south Florida, Naganoma has relocated to North Carolina to be a visual arts instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College..
Naganoma dominantly works in fabric, video, and drawing when working with her trauma, as well as others'. Her practice responds to current events, stigmas, and societal norms. Using these methods, she advocates for rape survivors, while keeping various audiences in mind by starting conversations that continue to shed light on something that is often still seen as taboo.