Saturday night, New York City will be celebrating Geraldine Winifred Visco’s Birthday Party. It’s one of the hot social events of the season. And on this week’s show, Gerry is stopping by The Colin Lively Show with a special performance.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my best friends, and NYC’s favorite party girl.
Join the Gerry Party! Gerry Visco is fabulous. She’s living the fun life in the fast lane illegally blonde and at large on the Upper East Side of New York City after years of causing trouble on the Upper West Side. She toils at a day job at one of New York’s leading research universities (Columbia University). She’s been labeled a bipolar fashionista and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disordered but she manages to cope with her disabilities, even thrive on them. One of her frequent laments is, “I’m so fabulous it makes me sick.”
Apart from being a little crazy, she is also an international celebrity. Multi-talented to the extreme, she’s a writer, performer, photographer, and style icon. Visco has a weekly column, The Bash Compactor, in New York Press, where she covers parties, events, concerts, theater, and the arts. She’s also written for She was nominated for a Glammy in 2010 for best nightlife journalist. She’s a noted photographer who was won the Village Voice Best of Award as Bravest Nightlife Photographer of 2010. Her photography has appeared in the Bulgarian art journal, One (her photo of Muffinhead is on the cover), New York Press, New York Magazine, The Village Voice, Try State Magazine, The Daily News, Gawker, Homoneurotic, and numerous blogs. She’s exhibited her work at group shows at Gallery U in Montclair, New Jersey and Detroit, Michigan; Envoy Gallery Enterprises, Artflux and Munch Gallery in New York City.
Her formal performance career began with her role in Woody Allen’s film “Stardust Memories” in 1977. After a long hiatus slaving away at a day job, she gave up sleeping and cleaning her apartment and is back in the saddle for the past couple of years. She’s performed at Dixon Place with her own full-length show “Gerrification” in 2009 and 2010, Chantal’s House of Shame in Berlin, Cafe Five15 in Detroit, Queen Vic with Epiphany Get Paid, Issue Project Room, the Slipper Room, Peepshow Burlesque at Paddy Reilly’s, Sex Worker Literati at Happy Ending, the Inner Beauty Parlor curated by Joseph Keckler at Envoy Enterprises Gallery, the Parkside Lounge, and the Sex Worker Literati Series at Happy Ending.
Visco’s not just some bleached blonde empty-headed nightlife personality and performer, however. In 2005, Visco earned an MS in Journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism; 1990 an MFA in Writing from Columbia’s School of the Arts; 1987 a BA from Columbia’s School of General Studies; 1980 an AAS in Fashion Buying and Merchandising from Fashion Institute of Technology. She attended the French Culinary Institute during the 1980s and earned a certificate as a yoga teacher in training from the Iyengar Institute in NYC.