THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES
THE APPOINTMENT OF SEVEN NEW TRUSTEES
Mimi Ritzen Crawford, Ian Krawiecki Gazes, Notoya Green, Henry Richardson,
Carole Server, Yanina Spivak, and Scott A. Ziegler join the board
WATER MILL, 9/13/2022—The Parrish Art Museum has appointed seven new trustees to its Board of Directors: Mimi Ritzen Crawford, Notoya Green, and Carole Server joined in June; Ian Krawiecki Gazes, Henry Richardson, Yanina Spivak, and Scott A. Ziegler joined in August. Each of these new trustees is dedicated to aligning with the Parrish leadership mission of launching the Museum into a new era and expanding the boundaries of creativity and innovation through exhibitions, programs, education, and ongoing engagement.
“We are thrilled to have these accomplished individuals—each with a passion for art and the Museum—to our board at this exciting time,” said Executive Director Monica Ramirez-Montagut. “The Parrish is celebrating its 10th anniversary in our iconic building in Water Mill designed by Herzog & de Meuron, and our 125th anniversary as a leading arts institution on the East End of Long Island. Our new board members will be key in taking the Parrish legacy of engagement, vision, and excellence into its next exciting chapter.”
A veteran photo editor at Conde Nast Publications, Mimi Crawford guided major projects from producing photo shoots to creating magazine spreads for editors-in-chief. Her experience ultimately inspired her to become a professional photographer. Her portraiture and lifestyle photography regularly appears in VOGUE, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Departures, and The Wall Street Journal. Born in Nashville and raised in Dallas, Mimi attended college in Athens, Georgia. She lives in New York City and Southampton with her family.
Ian Krawiecki Gazes is a New York attorney, real estate broker in Miami, board member of Fountainhead Arts/Residency, and committed benefactor to artists and the art community. He and his husband Serge are long time collectors, focused primarily on emerging and mid-career artists’ paintings, sculptures, photography, works on paper, video art, textile, and other mediums. The Krawiecki Gazes Family collection encompasses a wide array of artists including Queer, LGBTQ+, women, Black, and indigenous artists. In addition to supporting non-for-profit organizations and artists, Ian and Serge often have public and private viewings and open the collection to various groups.
Notoya Green is a lawyer, columnist for Manhattan Family, parenting expert/contributor for NBC Connecticut, writer at Essence magazine, and author at Healthy Mom & Baby. She appeared on the reality TV show My Fab 40th, and maintains the blog Triplets in Tribeca. A graduate of the University of Rochester, Green received her law degree from Fordham University. She is Deputy Editor at Mediatakeout.com—the leading Black celebrity gossip site founded by her husband Fred Mwangaguhunga. The parents of triplets, they live in New York City and Southampton.
Artist Henry Richardson innovated a method of chiseling and bonding enormous sheets of plate glass into monumental, crystalline forms in work that explores concepts of time, mass, and society. Prior to establishing a full time studio in 1995, Richardson worked for major law firms as a case manager. As president of Acumenics, a litigation support company with a staff of 300 and annual revenues of $10 million, he restored a struggling company to profitability within 11even months. Richardson divides his time between New York City, East Hampton, and the Berkshires. Prior board positions include the International Sculpture Center (publisher of Sculpture Magazine) and the Needmor Fund ($35 million endowment). Richardson is a member of the London-based Royal Society of Sculptors and the SoHo Ludlow House.
Carole Server is a native New Yorker whose love for the arts began as a child visiting galleries and museums, and attending concerts, ballet, and opera with her father every Sunday afternoon. A retired Wall Street executive, Carole and her husband Oliver are contemporary art collectors and philanthropists. Together they are champions for emerging and mid-career artists in the U.S. and abroad. In addition to the Parrish, Carole serves on the Board of The Fountainhead Residency, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation and was the former Vice Chair of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Yanina Spivack is Founder and CEO of Poliform PR, was the pioneer in the introduction of European-Styled Design in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in 1992. Working in her family’s manufacturing and distribution company in the D.R., she ultimately became COO, and completed her MBA before establishing her first company Cocinas + Diseno, Inc. Yanina has a passion for art, philanthropy and conservation: She has worked closely with Museo de Arte de Ponce, bringing their collections to museums including the Tate and Reina Sofia, and serves on the boards of Panthera Conservation Council in NYC and the American Cancer Society in Puerto Rico. She and her husband Allan Spivack serve the Bowery Mission community, helping to transform lives for the homeless. She has two children, Abraham and Sarah.
Scott A. Ziegler is the Managing Partner of Ziegler, Ziegler and Associates, LLP, a law firm focusing on securities, employment, art, and capital raising matters. He has been collecting art for most of his life, focusing on contemporary and emerging artists. He is also involved as an angel investor, mentor, startup investor, as well as in venture capital. Scott has a B.A. from Brown University and J.D. from UCLA School of Law. He is a member of the non-profit Artadia, on the Contemporary Arts Council at MOMA, a New Museum Triennial Council Member, and previously a Trustee of the Bronx Museum. Other memberships include The Core Club, The University Club, Soho House, and The Ned; and he is on the Board of North Haven Point Association, Inc. In addition to art, his interests include wine, music, and travel.
Parrish Art Museum
Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.
Parrish Art Museum construction photographs © Jeff Heatley.