Cici McMonigle, a Chinese-born artist, began her educational journey at Parsons School of Design, primarily focusing on fine arts. However, driven by an insatiable curiosity and captivated by the profound connection between psychology and art, she later redirected her studies toward psychology. Specifically, Cici delved into the fascinating realm of color psychology and explored the intricate interplay between artistic expression and the subconscious mind. Her focus is captured through the lens of fables and mythical creatures. Inspired by her mixed background, she draws upon cultural stories and folklore, infusing her work with colorful narratives and symbolism.