CJ Monét is a visual artist and poet, who also makes music in her free time. She is an NC native, born and raised in Graham, NC. CJ graduated from East Carolina University in 2019 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.S. in Art History and uses that background to create art for the mind. Her work lies in the intersection between poetry, music, and visual art. She creates portraits completely out of words, using lyrics and poetry; she also creates paintings for which there is a corresponding poem she writes about the meaning of each piece. In each of CJ’s pieces, she attempts to elicit an element of surprise to draw the viewer in and interact with each piece.