Kalisher has hired Missy Goldstein to lead the full-service hospitality art company’s new business development team in New York. With a background in the art and interior design sectors, Goldstein most recently served as a contemporary art specialist for RH. Her career also includes a stint with Bridgeman Images, an online photo archive.
Kalisher executives say the recently launched NY office will give the company the opportunity to respond to the curatorial and creative needs of its clients by offering in-person project management services to the local market, as well as Boston and other areas of New England.
“We’ve established ourselves as a global creative engine—our studio artists create new artwork in-house and our curatorial team sources artwork by local, independent emerging and established artists worldwide,” says David Winton, president of Kalisher. “As the art needs of the design community evolve, we remain committed to collaboration and innovation, through the art we create or in tandem with our global artists.”
Jon Cochran, the company’s vice president of business development, adds: “[Goldstein’s] arrival marks an exciting expansion at Kalisher. Her energy and expertise in art make us thrilled to have her on board.”
“I’ve been amazed to see the power of Kalisher’s creative engine; it’s inspiring,” Goldstein says. “I love the design community here, and I’m excited to help bring our amazing art experiences to spaces around the world.”
A creator, curator and manufacturer of art for the commercial hospitality industry, Kalisher is led by artists Helen Kalisher and David Winton and has more than 100 employees worldwide. Its art studio and manufacturing facility are located in North Carolina with satellite offices in London, Amman, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland, Charleston and Palm Springs in addition to NY. Dallas-based private-equity firm LongWater Opportunities acquired the company in March.