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 the Florida State University in December of 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree in Studio Art and a minor in Art History. During the summer of 2016, Naganoma interned for Judy Pfaff in Tivoli, New York. May of 2019 Naganoma graduated with her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz. 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. Her practice responds to current events, stigmas, and societal norms revolving around Rape Culture. 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.