Gabriella Elyse Monaco (G.E.M) is a multimedia artist and student at New York University. She studies at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, with a concentration that integrates marketing, creative writing, journalism, and music and how each anthropomorphizes facets of concept and emotion.
Additionally, Gabriella is a professional model, published internationally in over 30 independent beauty and fashion publications, and a classically-trained vocalist and actor (trained in the Meisner method at The William Esper Studio).
Additionally, and most passionately, Gabriella is an aspiring recording artist and producer, who aims to blend a mix of classical, electronic, blues, pop & soul influences.
In addition to finishing up her time at NYU, Gabriella is currently working on a full-length EP, a collaboration with notable electronic producer Icarus Moth, composer and guitarist Joe Asprea, master producer and sound engineer Luke Aymon, and other notable New York artists and producers.
Gabriella strives to make her work immersive and visual, while taking a stand on social issues that matter to her and have strongly impacted her own life. (She was also a Miss NY USA 2019 State Finalist, and used the platform to advocate for mental health issues, domestic violence victims and destigmatization in conjunction with White Plains Hospital.)
Gabriella has often integrated her artistic work into her professional life, and attempts to master all aspects of a craft. She has worked as a professional lighting designer, producer, and photographer (and model) on editorial sets, and has helped code and design websites and other media for many of the groups, artists, and organizations she has collaborated with, including producer Luke Aymon, musicians Johnny Buffalo and Noah Rosner, and marketing firm Buzz Creators INC. Her work in marketing and public relations have garnered her and her clients national media recognition and critical acclaim, and her experiences as a journalist, with a focus in multimedia journalism at the NYU Carter Institute of Journalism, have further spurned a hardworking and media-driven career that approaches art and business from all sides.
She uses her multitude of experiences, both personal and professional, to create intimate and passionate work. She prides herself on her work ethic, her unyielding positive energy, and her empathy.