Kazumi Hoshino is an artist who has been creating three-dimensional work with stone for over 20 years. She grew up and educated in Japan. Japan has many granite and volcanic rocks and a long history of stone carving from the castle building era to dynamic contemporary art. She spent her formative carving years in Japanese art schools and working with contemporary artists and public art projects in Japan. She has been living in Steuben, Maine, for over 14 years.
She currently shows in galleries and museums and creates public and private commissions in Maine and Japan. She works on a small to large scale, whatever the opportunities arise. In recent years she won a Percent for Art public art project in Maine, and she installed a fourteen-foot sculpture for the University of Maine, Orono, in 2018. She has been working with the theme "Composition." She has focused on the balance of nature, environment, and society and new possibilities of expressing contemporary ideas in stone.