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In Loving Memory of
Cara Hunter Viera & Ken Cro-Ken
"it is cooler in the fridge"
FRIDGE TEAM
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Eric Ginsburg

Fridge Founder/Co-Director

 

Is best known for his painterly, soulful animal portraits worldoferic.com.  Ginsburg credits his success to patron and friend Sol LeWitt who commissioned works and served as a mentor, along with William Wegman, who served both as Eric's "pen pal" and as "kind of a hero."  Ginsburg's works are found in public and private collections around the world including: Herb & Dorthy Vogel Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Corrie Ten Boom Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, The Cartin Collection, Cindy Sherman, Fred Dorfman, William Wegman, Agnes Gund, Paula Cooper and the LeWitt Collection. eric@fridgeartfair.com

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Matt Sullivan

Performance/Music Director 

Is an internationally renowned oboist as well as Ken Cro-Ken’s longtime collaborative partner and husband.  Matt is recognized internationally as both a virtuoso performer and teacher, as well as an important advocate for the modern oboe. The New York Times has praised his "gorgeously lyrical playing" and The New Yorker has called his inventive performances "the cutting edge."  His solo career has included performances at Carnegie Hall, The Library of Congress, the Palladium, Roulette, and many others. He served as Director Woodwind Studies at NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and he is a Visiting Associate Professor at Princeton University. In addition to his active teaching and solo recital schedule, he has been a member of Musicians' Accord, the Richardson Chamber Players, the Westchester Chamber Orchestra, First Avenue Trio, and the Quintet of the Americas, among others. Matt is a Performing Artist for Buffet Crampon and plays exclusively on Buffet Oboes.

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Chris Cobb

Fridge Co- Director and Special Projects

Chris Cobb is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in Brooklyn. 

He has worked at SFMOMA, MASSMOCA and has written for the Believer Magazine, Flash Art, ArtWeek, SFMOMA's Open Space, Hyperallergic and many other publications. He also is a member of the Gloster Arts Project which produces a summer arts camp for children in rural Mississippi each year.

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David Craig Ellis

Fridge Co-Director

Since the early 90's Ellis has been involved in the New York art scene.   He has exhibited his work throughout the world and has work in many esteemed private and public collections.  Ellis currently works out of his studio in Brooklyn. 

dcellisstudio@gmail.com

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Samantha Sabatino

Fridge Director of Projects

Samantha has been a part of Fridge since its inception and brings her brilliant and unique style to the fair .  A brilliant self-taught artist and curator whose projects are inspired by divine symmetry, patterns in nature, spiritual transformation and the death of the ego.  We are honored to have her as part of the Fridge Art Fair team!   

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Linda DiGusta

Fridge Advisor

 

Former/sometimes denizen of the visual and performing art worlds in the roles of artist, curator, performer and producer, Linda DiGusta, now applies her extensive studies in the field of Human Development, including Esoteric approaches, as a coach and intuitive advisor.  Concurrent with working with Fridge as a Spiritual Advisor as well as co-director focused on comuniictions, she's launching the Art&Soul coaching program for visual artists that supports artists in becoming the communicators and leaders they were born to be.  Her book, Art&Soul, is scheduled to appear in 2022 #bethebutterfly thesuperherosway@gmail.com

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Battle Funk 

Fridge Advisor

Miami native and founder of Flash Night Miami, Battle has been a part of the Fridge Team both in New York and Miami since 2015.  Battle brings his unique style and talent to everything he does; from visual art to master of ceremonies to event production  batt.funk@gmail.com

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