New York based artist Gabrielle Piedmonte brings a fearlessly
urban femininity balanced between the brutal and the sensual.

Before graduating from RIT with a BFA in photography, she studied in Paris, where she set up a darkroom in a squat house in République's 11th arrondissement. Upon returning to her native New York, she began her professional career taking assignments from French publications such as Brain, The Groove, and Rap US - documenting the pulse of New York City's underground hip hop sub-culture.

Her work with Parisian and Manhattan trend-setters reinforced a natural migration toward high fashion. Landing the role of backstage documentarian, she made her editorial fashion debut under the creative direction of Net.A.Porter. Shooting backstage at the runway shows, she worked side by side with the industry's finest - including Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen and Marc Jacobs. Her reportage work has since expanded as a contributor to Getty, MVCPhoot, and Patrick McMullen.

Consistent in its new-feminine perspective, Piedmonte's art presents an honest lens that's simultaneously raw and elegant. Her eye captures the essence of her subject and highlights a naked complexity.

She currently lives in Williamsburg, where she continues to work for international advertising and editorial clients. She has contributed to publications such as Creem, Huge, Zink, and Preen and her art has exhibited widely throughout New York galleries and institutions.