Born in South Korea, Mari Kim emigrated and grew up in Australia. Mari Kim received her Master degree in Creative Media from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2006. Kim began to create her own works from 2007 and published an art book Eyedoll in 2008 by Leaderscom publishing company in Korea. Now she is an adjunct professor at the department of digital media in the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul. After Kim produced a music video Hate You (2011) of the most famous female K-pop leading idol group, 2NE1, her own character Eyedoll became popular world widely. In 2013, she was awarded the 6th Chungkang Cultural Prize from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Korea, along with Women News.
Mari Kim held solo exhibitions at JR Gallery in Berlin (2014), Opera Gallery in Dubai (2012), Television 12 in Seoul (2011), etc. and participated in group exhibitions at Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in Seoul (2012), Jeonnam Art Museum in Gokseong, Korea (2011), Gyeongnam Art Museum in Changwon, Korea (2010), National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (2009) and many more. Kim’s works are part of Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeongnam Art Museum and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)’s public collection.