Anna Nero was born in 1988 to artistic parents in Moscow. Her grandmother happens to be an artist as well. At Kunsthochschule Mainz (Art Academy Mainz), Nero studied Fine Arts under the tutelage of Anne Berning. At Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig), Nero was a student of Ingo Meller.

Nero graduated from the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst with honours in 2015. She then joined a two-year Master Class Programme under the renowned Heribert C. Ottersbach and graduated from the Programme in 2017. Between 2011 and 2017, Nero was the recipient of a Cusanuswerk scholarship.

The artist splits her time between Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig. Her work has graced many exhibitions in Germany and United States.