Juraj Mertus was born in Gočovo on April 6, 1963 (Roznava district).

After graduating from High school of Arts and Crafts in Kosice, specializing in photography (1983), continued his studies at Comenius University in the field of ethnography. University studies he completed in 1989.

He worked at the Slovak National Museum in Martin and later in the Heritage institute in Bratislava. Sculpture began in the mid seventies of the 20th century. Since 1997 dedicated exclusively to sculpture.