WEI Nan was born in Beijing, China in 1994. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Art and Design from Beijing University of Technology in 2016. In between she gained an opportunity for exchange study at Saga University in Japan which inspired her interest in lacquer and woodwork. Subsequently she decided studying abroad to broaden her horizons. She earned her Master degree from Graduate School of Faculty of Art and Regional Design from Saga University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Graduate School of Fine Arts of Kyoto University of Arts.

At a relatively young age, Wei has received numerous awards while studying in Japan including the Cultural Foundation Award at the 67th Japan Saga Prefectural Art Exhibition in 2017, the Student Award at the 57th Japan Crafts Exhibition in 2018, the Encouragement Award at the 59th Japan Crafts Exhibition in 2020. Her work was selected to exhibit at one of the most prestigious exhibitions, Ishikawa International Urushi Exhibition in 2020.

Presented by the Gallery by SOIL, this maker’s creations will be exhibited at Crafts Dialogue this year in Hong Kong.