At Artisster, we believe that art is personal and the story behind the artwork is the one that you will value and can connect to. That’s why we’ve created a curated art platform that brings talented emerging artists to new customers around the world, enabling you access to seamlessly discover and buy original art, without leaving home. Through the artists’ candid videos, you get a behind the scenes look at the creative process, techniques, and own personal compelling journeys of our artists.
Artisster’s own story began when Founder & Managing Director Sandy Banic moved to a new city to a bigger place and had many empty white walls to fill. Disappointed by the often elitist nature of the local galleries, she turned to online platforms, only made to feel like she was shopping for a commodity. She reflected on her earlier experiences buying art directly from emerging artists and their stories and the passion they had when they spoke about their art. Artisster was thus born out of the desire to enable talented emerging artists to tell their story and provide them the stage to unleash their own voices to a new global audience.
Sandy has a professional background in human capital consulting and management. Through her extensive experience in renowned corporations in New York and Munich, Sandy has developed a profound expertise in the selection, development and organization of talented individuals to drive success. Together with a group of dedicated and passionate experts, Sandy is putting her experience to work to create a platform for talented emerging artists to connect with new customers. Sandy holds a B.Sc. with distinction in Business Administration from the Stern School at New York University and an MBA from HEC Paris in France.
As the granddaughter of the famous Berlin gallerist Gerd Rosen, Lavinia grew up surrounded by art enthusiasts and developed a passion for art early on. Her Masters in contemporary art and the art business from Sotheby’s Institute in New York and London has equipped her with extensive knowledge of the art market and provided her with access to a broad international network in the art scene. While at Sotheby’s, Lavinia founded the pop-up gallery “Kunstvoll” in 2015 and has been working as a curator and art advisor in Hamburg. Lavinia stays at the pulse of the international art scene by traveling to art fairs and international exhibitions to discover new talents and shares her experiences for international magazines such as Art Report and ArtDependence.
Ericka is an experienced arts consultant, educator, speaker, and freelance journalist. She has been developing original content and consulting on several initiatives for Artisster. Additionally, Ericka is a contributor for various local media outlets including film reviews for Hamburg Guide, Kino Critics and Currents. Previously, she was a senior program manager for the Fulton County Arts Council responsible for access and inclusion for under-served populations and participated in a tailor-made professional development program at the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, D.C. Ericka is recognized speaker on cultural topics at the German-American Center in Stuttgart. She holds and MA in Arts and Media Management from the Utrecht School of the Arts and is a magna cum graduate in English from Spelman College.
You would like to buy art but don’t know how to find it? Looking for some curatorial guidance? Let our team of art experts put together a selection tailored to your style, colors and budget to make it easier for you to find the right piece.
Artisster is a refreshing game-changer in the affordable art market. We work with emerging artists across many visual disciplines to bring unique works to professionals in design and interior architecture. With a team of experienced art professionals committed to providing you with stellar service, ease of acquisition, and impeccable value, Artisster will introduce you to artists who can offer a distinct visual for your clients.
Already fallen in love with one of our artist’s works, but it’s already been sold? Looking for particular dimensions to fit your space? Or are you moved by a specific color scheme to perfectly match your taste? An Artisster commission can give you exactly what you’re looking for.