Mary Jhun was born in Cavite, Philippines in 1989 and moved to the States in the mid-‘90s. Her struggle with English and making friends as a kid was what pushed her need to draw when she was in elementary school. “I gave a drawing of a bird to a boy when I was eight and he became my friend without me saying a word. That was when I knew I wanted to use art first and foremost as my voice.”
Jhun’s work mainly focuses on the subconscious, working mainly introspectively by improvising lines as she creates figures of girls under the title The Weight Of Memories (#theweightofmemories). Her studio resides in Barrio Logan, the arts and culture district in San Diego. She is one of a handful of Filipinos that contribute work mainly on the streets of Barrio Logan, and had made it a point to bridge her Filipino heritage with her Hispanic surroundings. Her first murals and public work are rooted in Barrio Logan and can also be found throughout San Diego, Seattle, and Arizona.