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, Wei gained an opportunity for an exchange study at Saga University in Japan, which inspired her interest in lacquer art and woodwork. Subsequently, she decided to study in Japan to broaden her horizons. Wei earned her Master Degree from the Graduate School of Faculty of Art and Regional Design, Saga University. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree at the Graduate School of Fine Arts of Kyoto University of Arts.
At a relatively young age, Nan 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.