Meet The Team
Eric Ginsburg (he/him)
Eric best known for his painterly, soulful animal portraits. 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.
Nick is the sweetest Sheepadoodle. Born in 2020, Nick was adopted by Eric Ginsburg and is the inspiration for many of Eric's famous dog paintings. Nick loves long walks and playing in the dog parks.
Kaitlin Martin (she/her)
Social Media/Marketing Consultant & Fridge Archivist
Kaitlin is a multidisciplinary artist currently living and working in Miami after many years in NYC. In 2013, she co-curated the original Fridge Art Fair at Gallery Onetwentyeight and the Inagural Miami Art Week Edition at PAX Miami. She is excited to return to work on this year's 10th Anniversay Rainbow Popsicle Edition.
Samantha Sabatino (she/her)
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!
Phoenix Roberts (Phoenix)
Phoenix Roberts is an artist born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was moved to and was molded by the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She has been a painter her whole life but had her debut as an artist with The Fridge Art Fair during Miami Art Week in 2018 at the Langford Hotel - Downtown Miami. Phoenix continues to show with Fridge Art Fair every year in NYC and Miami. She currently resides in St. Paul, MN and has had two Solo Exhibitions in the Twin Cities. Phoenix also is a member of the St. Paul Art Collective and shows with the St. Paul Art Crawl Fall and Spring editions, currently has a permanent residence and gallery installation with Creative Mpls. Downtown Minneapolis. Phoenix is a pronounced Warrior of the Light and touching the Souls through Art is her way of reminding the Souls – You Are Love.
David Craig Ellis (he/him)
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. He is also the founder and director of Not Another Gallery! the location for this year's Mini-Fridge - Rainbow Cookie Edition.
Chris Cobb ((he/him)
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.
Battle Funk (he/him)
Event Coordinator & Master of Cermonies
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. In 2023 he was an artist-in-residence at the Miami Gold Dust Hotel where he hosted a weekly event at Don's Dive Bar. He currently hosts Miami Jazz Night at Club Madonna in Miami Beach and Open Cut Open Mic in various locations in Miami-Dade.
Matt Sullivan (he/him)
Matt 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.