Creative Around The World

A Chef And His Treasures – New Haven, United States

Ficre Ghebreyesus (1962 – 2012), an artistic chef in New Haven, Connecticut who hid his 700 paintings. He was born in Asmara, Eritrea. Then became a political refugee and had lived in many countries before the United States. He earned his MFA with Carol Schlossberg Prize for Excellence in Painting in Yale University.  One of recent his exhibitions “Gate To The Blue” exhibition will be postponed to September 10, 2020 in Gallery Lelong in New York. Some image works being posted online until May 16, 2020. Click here to see – Ficre Ghebreyesus Collection –

Above is a short video about his other past exhibition “Second Look Twice and I Told You Who I Am” in Museum Of The African Diaspora (MoAD) in December 2018.

Some of Ficre Ghebreyesus’ paintings:…

Annunciation – Ficre Ghebreyesus

Map/Quilt VI – Ficre Ghebreyesus

For more information about Ficre Ghebreyesus: Website – Instagram @ficreghebreyesus

Sources: New York Times – The Inventive Chef Who Kept His Paintings Hidden, Museum Of The Africa Diaspora, and Ficre Ghebreyesus Official Website.