Kazumi Hoshino (b. 1973) was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan. She studied oil painting and sculpture privately before attending Tohoku University of Art and Design, where she graduated with a sculpture degree. Her work was exhibited widely in Japan and featured in a solo show. Hoshino has participated in several international sculpture symposia. In 2004, she met her husband, sculptor Jesse Salisbury, at the Nasunogahara International Sculpture Symposium. Both artists participated in the symposium. They married in 2006, and moved to his hometown in Steuben, Maine.
In Maine, Hoshino appreciates living close to nature. Her sculptures are carved form local granite and basalt with a focus on intimate shapes. She emphasizes the natural beauty and character of the stone.