Jay Weichun was born and raised in Staten Island, New York. His work focuses on stories rooted in locality and individual narratives of creative expression, community building and ecology. Weichun has produced several short documentary and experimental works focusing on the people and places of Staten Island. In 2016, he created Through the Plexiglass, a video installation that focused on the development of the Island’s North Shore. It was featured in the 2016 Lumen Festival. He received his MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College and currently resides in Central Illinois.