Fridge Art Fair Team
Over the years, the Fridge Art Fair has relied on many, many friends, supporters and volunteers. There are a few key members that are working to formalize the development and growth of the Fridge. If you would like to join the team as an Advisory Board Member, please contact us today!
ERIC GINSBURG, FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Fridge Art Fair Founder and Artist, Eric Ginsburg, is best known for his unique and whimsical dog and cat portraits that consist of soulful and painterly qualities. 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 "penpal" and as a "kind of a hero." Ginsburg's works are found in public & private collections around the world including: Herb & Dorothy Vogel Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Corrie ten Boom Museum (Netherlands), The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Cartin Collection, Cindy Sherman, Fred Dorfman, William Wegman, Agnes Gund, Paula Cooper, and the LeWitt Collection. Visit worldoferic.com for more.
FONT SQUARED, CO-DIRECTORS
Ignacio Font and Jean Blackwell Font: Ignacio Font received his MFA from SVA and has been an educator for more than 20 years. Jean Font has worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations in Miami for more than 20 years. Together, these practicing artists bring a lifetime of combined creative experiences as curator, arts administrator, marketer, and educator. Font Squared started as assistant curator in the 2016 fair and then took on a curatorial role for the 2017 fair, as well as sponsoring the Fridge Magnet project. In 2018, Jean & Ignacio joined the Fridge as co-directors. Visit fontsquared.org for more information.
LINDA DIGUSTA, FAIR CONSULTANT
Linda DiGusta (ENFP) has been a writing and editing professional since 1996, with a focus on fine art journalism and marketing since 2005. Also an artist, as well as a kid who grew up playing in the Metropolitan Museum, it was only natural that she was drawn to curatorial practice, and since 2010 she has served as curator, coordinator and consultant for numerous projects and artists, including exhibitions at NYPL Galleries, Gallery OneTwentyEight, chashama, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Dorian Grey Gallery and Plaxall Gallery. Several curatorial essays and articles are posted on her LinkedIn.
Amanda Acosta was an acting Production Manager for Fridge Art Fair NY 2018. Her special project was exhibiting current and recent undergraduate students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Amanda graduated with a Bachelor's in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University and recently completed an internship with David Zwirner's Art Fair Department demonstrating her commitment and interest in the possibilities of the fair circuit.
FAMILY, FRIENDS & VOLUNTEERS
Each fair requires an army of people and most of them lend their support without ever being paid. We just could not do this without their dedication and hard work. Want to be a Fridge Volunteer? CLICK HERE.