This article showcases our top picks for the best New York based Art startups. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Art industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top New York Art Startups
Electric Sheep is a collaborative abstract artwork for animating and evolving fractal flames, which are in turn distributed to the networked computers, which display them as a screensaver. It is run by thousands of people all over the world, and can be installed on any ordinary PC, Mac, Android, or iPad.
When its computers sleep, Electric Sheep comes on and the computers communicate with each other by the internet to share the work of creating morphing abstract animations known as “sheep”. Anyone watching one of these computers may vote for their favorite animations using the keyboard.
The more popular sheep live longer and reproduce according to a genetic algorithm with mutation and cross-over. Hence the flock evolves to please its global audience.
Electric Sheep was founded by Scott Draves.. .
MyMusicStream was launched on 29th July, 2005 as a community for fellow musicians, music lovers and the music industry in general. The site aims at providing services and facilitating the interaction between the many artists, music fans and organisations involved in the music industry.
MyMusicStream is a place for artists to promote themselves online, gain airtime for music and music videos, interact with fans, gain exposure and much more. MyMusicStream undergoes constant development of current features along with extensive planning and development of many more.
MyMusicStream is operated by the parent company Sub Music Group.. .
Plentitube is a marketplace for buyers and sellers of original media. Plentitube is a platform providing media companies and advertisers with a growing, editorialized catalog of content.
Plentitube empowers content creators to act as their own talent agent, providing them with the necessary resources to market, pitch, and negotiate acquisition or sponsorship for their content. Plentitube’s revenue stream is both subscription and commission-based..
Diversal, pertaining to, or characteristic of two different whole states; a controlled state (normal, regular state) and a creative State. This idea of being creative is what the media company Diversal.org promotes and encourages.
Diversal.org is the core of a global creative culture, offering creative project development, a global advertising platform and creative hiring services.. .
Art Analysis & Research
Art Analysis & Research (AA&R) offers unparalleled technical investigations of paintings through their fully equipped and state-of-the-art laboratory. Their expertise in the material structure of paintings is employed to complement art historical judgments, or to produce stand-alone investigations.
AA&R applies both technical art history and science-based analytical approaches. They have decades of combined experience working with painting from the mediæval to the mid-Twentieth century, European Old Masters to the Russian Avant-Garde and American abstract art.
AA&R´s work is backed by a deep knowledge of the most appropriate analytical approaches and their extensive research archives of historical materials and painters’ methods. They set the highest standards of professional expertise in the field.
They are specialized in the examination of paintings and painted objects, but can provide assistance with other types of materials. AA&R provides a fully confidential service..
1stdibs is an internet company that offers a marketplace for rare and desirable objects in furniture, fashion, fine art, and jewelry. It features an online-based platform that connects respected dealers and makers with sophisticated collectors who share in the pursuit of beautiful designs.
The company was founded in 2001 and headquartered in New York, United States.. .
Portion is a decentralized marketplace built on Bitcoin’s blockchain, enabling users to earn bitcoins by renting out anything to other users. Portion eliminates intermediaries and bloated fees seen in the traditional art and collectibles industry.
Hence, Portion empowering them to digitize media assets and giving them new means of expression and liquidation. By combining physical art and collectibles with the crypto variations, Portion also gives creatives seamless means of expression and direct access to collectors in a way never seen before.
Portion was established in 2016 and is based in New York.. .
PUFFY P creates supercute art for licensing. They create iPhone apps, mobile content, and cute and graphic art for teens, tweens, and the Hispanic market.
The studio is lead by San Francisco pop artist, Pilar Erika Johnson. Currently their product lines can be found in retailers such as Hot Topic and Target, and on cell phones worldwide.
Their art and brands have also been featured on stickers, back to school products and buttons.. .
Blockchain Art Collective
The Blockchain Art Collective provides unparalleled provenance tracking to artists, collectors, dealers, and institutions. It assigns security to a physical work of art, which stays connected to it over time.
This identity, or Blockchain Art Certificate of Authenticity (COA), is created digitally and physically using Blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Some key benefits of using these COAs include creating a holistic and secure provenance record, tracking transport of artworks and title transfers, and preventing counterfeit art.
Its platform is powered by Chronicled, Inc., a technology company founded in 2014 to leverage blockchain and IoT to power smart, secure supply chain solutions. The company has developed a decentralized protocol and network for supply chain to enforce cross-organization business rules without revealing private data.
For more information, visit the company at: blockchainartcollective.com For general art and blockchain education follow its blog at: medium.com/ethereum-art-collective. .
319 Scholes supports digital arts and experimentation through exhibitions, workshops, and live performances. They use a multidisciplinary approach to examine technology and its effects on Their communities, relationships, and the body.
Grounded in the belief that art is the best way to navigate the potential of networked culture, They aim to cultivate challenging and experiential modes of engaging with new media. Established in 2009, 319 Scholes is run by artists, curators and a core group of collaborators, operating out of a 3,000 sq.
ft. gallery space in Bushwick, Brooklyn..
World Science Festival
World Science Festival is an educational event that brings together students of science and the arts to produce live and digital content to a broad general audience. It offers debates, original theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, salons, and major outdoor experiences taking place in streets, parks, museums, galleries, and premier performing arts venues of New York City.
World Science Festival was launched by Tracy Day and Brian Greene in 2008 and is based in New York, U.S.. .
The Meridian Autonomous system is an innovative mobility solution combining state-of-the-art techmology, real-time communication software, and a range of autonomous electric vehicles able to carry passengers and goods. Focused on ‘urban-speed’ autonomous solutions, Meridian is working to solve a variety of mobility challenges that will enrich our society.
We are creating smart,connected environments in which we integrate with existing transport modes, infrastructures, and traffic management systems to ensure that people experience the ease of seamless mobility-safe,effective,efficient and enjoyable.. .
Genetic Ink collaborates with leading artists and engineers to create unique fine art from biological data. Founded by neuroscience researcher, Kishan Bhoopalam, Genetic Ink is the first company to create true DNA Art, artist-driven, gallery-quality art from sequenced human and animal DNA.
The company’s first DNA Art Style, Spark, is a collaboration between their engineers and Swiss-Canadian artist and designer Mathieu Daudelin. The final product is heavy-canvas, giclée fine-art print ready for home or gallery.
– See more at: http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/genetic-ink#sthash.nfcpXDGt.dpuf. .
99U is an educational platform delivering the action-oriented education that people cannot get in school, highlighting real-world practices for making ideas happen. It is Behance’s, a network of sites and services specializing in self-promotion, including consulting and online portfolio sites, effort to provide the “”missing curriculum”” for making ideas happen.
Through 99U’s Webby Award-winning website, popular events, and bestselling books, it shares pragmatic, action-oriented insights from researchers and visionary creative. It is based in New York, N.Y..
Artsystems provides comprehensive and integrated information management software, mobile apps, and website solutions for fine art and antiques galleries, private collections, corporate and institutional collections, artists, and other art professionals. Artsystems software has become an art and antiques industry standard.
Artsystems’ client base includes more than 2,000 customers on six continents. It has been implemented at the largest share of the world’s top art and antiques galleries, Fortune 500 corporations, ARTnews 200 private collections, and top artists studios and estates..
Kill Screen is a videogame arts and culture company that publishes a website and magazine, and organizes related events. These include Arcade at the Museum of Modern Art, film festival with Rooftop Films, and programming for the New York Film Festival.
The company constantly collaborates with writers from GQ, Esquire, the New Yorker, Colbert Report, and more. Kill Screen was founded by a former Wall Street Journal culture reporter in 2009 and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York..
VAWAA stands for Vacation With An Artist. It’s a curated marketplace for art-hungry travelers that offers short-term experiences with artists, designers, and creatives around the world.
Through VAWAA, a traveler of any skill level can book a several-day immersive learning experience with a street artist in Buenos Aires, an ikebana master in Kyoto, and a bamboo bicycle-maker in Bangalore, among other artists representing a vast array of art forms, and come back home with a new skill. Their mission is to define the future of travel by bringing humanity back into travel and creativity into our lives and community..
Domino Street is a social good and community broadcast platform to connect neighbors to local businesses and causes. Currently available for Greenpoint & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Domino Street enables users to do the following: 1.
View local happenings including concerts, happy hours, art shows, store specials, and other events. 2.
Create and share their own happenings, whether they be private or public 3. Raise money for local causes.
Half of the ad revenue generated goes a local cause the user selects. Domino Street is currently available as a website (dominostreet.org) and as a mobile app (dominostreetapp.com).
Launched in early 2015, VoicesUS is the place to find Emmy award-winning U.S. & Canadian voiceovers from our pool of curated seasoned & upcoming talent for TV, radio and online projects.
Post a free casting call for custom auditions sent to your inbox.. .
Darn Good Yarn
Darn Good Yarn sells yarn and yarn products, clothing, and home goods online. It offers yarn bowls, project kits, needles and hooks, knit patterns and kits, and crochet patterns and kits.
Darn Good Yarn also sells skirts, dresses, pants, jewelry, scarves, socks, tapestries, decor products, and home goods. US Air Force veteran Nicole Snow founded it in 2008, with its headquarters in Schenectady in New York..
Indiewalls is an art marketplace built by a team of passionate individuals on a mission to transform the commercial art industry. We turn spaces into stories through promoting independent artists, enabling creative collaboration, and elevating great design.
Indiewalls connects visionary designers with independent artists to enables these sorts of interventions. Trusted by many of the world’s leading hospitality brands and design firms, Indiewalls artists have been chosen for unique art collections at Marriott, Starwood, Commune, and Hilton properties in addition to small boutique brands, local restaurants, and homeowners.
We believe that space without art is a story untold. To this end, we are driven by our pursuit of creating the perfect partnership between those who design spaces and the artists who enrich them..
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
is a post war & contemporary art dealer and fine art advisory established by Joseph K. Levene in 1991.
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., buys and sells blue-chip paintings, sculpture, prints & multiples, fine art photography by leading contemporary artists and recognized internationally as a key source for art by Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
Together, Robert Grunder, Director, and Joseph K. Levene, President, have 3 decades multifaceted fine art experience, as art dealer, art collector, curator, fine art executive and selling blue-chip art online.
Visit josephklevenefineartltd.com to view blue-chip art for sale at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.
Alternatively, use JKLFA.com, 24/7 short-cut URL to view blue-chip art at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd..
The most beautiful stories in the world. TeRra Magazine is a premium art and cultural magazine published in New York City.
In 2016, founded by TeRra Han. Online service launched first in Tokyo 2017 Feb.
TeRra Magazine is the first, world premiere magazine covering with Asian art and culture geographically from South Asia to Northeast Asia such as India Cambodia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Korea, and Japan and to all over the world. TeRra Han, well known for Korean musical genius and polymath, through her extraordinary activities of musical careers internationally as foremost Asian music expertise, she realized the rack of platforms containing the Asian art and culture despite of increase demand of people’s interest of Asia.
As well as, it is necessary to connect the artists, especially traditional genres and expand gateways for their activities widely to the world. From its inception and her extraordinary experience as being a writer of Journal of Seoul National University during her college student, The Startup Business Journal of South Korea and a member of Asian American Journalists Association in United States, she founded the TeRra Magazine, the magazine concerns with music, arts, beauty, style with coverage of culture and social affairs targeted the millennial cultural elites based in New York City.
Before launching the magazine in the preliminary steps of launching magazine, TeRra made a Facebook group ‘New York, Asian classical musicians network by TeRra’ , the group account was blasted out because of breakthrough the 10,000 group members gathered merely in 2 weeks in August 2016.. .
Meural is a provider of an art technology platform designed to offer a digital frame to render images lifelike and textured. Its art technology platform combines art, technology, and design to create a digitally connected canvas built to showcase artwork and photography that provide consumers with newfound access to art from the past, present, and future while meaningfully improving the personal space.
It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York, United States.. .
Buckminster Fuller Institute
Our programs combine unique insight into global trends and local needs with a comprehensive approach to design. We encourage participants to conceive and apply transformative strategies based on a crucial synthesis of whole systems thinking, Nature’s fundamental principles, and an ethically driven worldview.
By facilitating convergence across the disciplines of art, science, design and technology, our work extends the profoundly relevant legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller.
In this way, we strive to catalyze the collective intelligence required to fully address the unprecedented challenges before us.. .
Curioos is the most vibrant marketplace for artist-designed products. We empower thousands of both established and emerging graphic artists from 80+ countries by showcasing and selling their work as high-quality wall art, apparel, and fashion accessories.
Launched mid-2011 as a graphic art blog, Curioos has quickly become the go-to marketplace for this new generation of digital native artists, fashion addicts, and interior design lovers. www.curioos.com. .
RCI Theatricals is a theatrical general management company that supplies general management services to a variety of theatrical productions. It maintains a powerful presence in the theatre industry, managing projects of all scope and leveraging its experience and dynamic industry expertise to develop creative solutions to a range of business challenges.
The New York, New York-based company was founded by David Richards in 1997.. .
StringBean Technologies is a game-changing platform that combines cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art security to unify and simplify Facilities Management. It enables all players to initiate workflows, collaborate with staff and vendors, validate work completion and automate reporting.
StringBean is a powerful solution that forges collaboration, ensures accountability and automates routine functions to save time and expense. StringBean fosters an environment where you get better KPIs, realizable ROI, and remain “Audit-Ready, All The Time.”.
Haiku Brew lets people collaborate on haiku about shared interests and experiences. It’s simple: take a photo, write a line, send to a friend.
Your friend will then write a line and send to a third friend for the final line. The final Haiku Brew is an image with all three lines beautifully laid on top of the photo.
This image can be shared from the app to any major social network (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, etc.).. .
NeueHouse is a private workspace and cultural home for creators, innovators, and thought-leaders. NeueHouse is designed for today’s creative entrepreneurs.
The shared workspaces occupy five floors of a former industrial building, where open and flexible layouts allow members to collaborate with their own teams or with other members. This is a place that reminds members of an experience they might have in a fine hotel—a concierge service, a curated food cart, and a bar that opens at night to create a welcoming social atmosphere.
In spaces designed to accommodate screenings, lectures, and workshops, NeueHouse programs and hosts weekly cultural events. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New York, New York..
TeRra Han Fashion Collection
TeRra -TeRra Han Fashion Collection- is Haute Couture high-end fashion house music inspired designs by TeRra Han. High fashion.
Traditional craftsmanship by TeRra Han’s Global Artistic consciousness. TeRra embodies all these characteristics, producing exquisitely crafted luxury goods with a thoroughly cutting edged modern sensibility.
Ever since TeRra Han started music in Seoul, South Korea in 1986, she has been designing her stage dresses by herself for better combination of her music. TeRra collection represents the best of Made in with its inimitable combination of opulence, high artisanry and contemporary glamour based in highly inspired musician’s spirit.
TeRra Han’s first fashion exibition and collection held in Tokyo, Japan 2013 and 2017 she founded official fashion house in New York City. Ms.
Han’s collection shows transcendent time and space which means geographycally the Eastern and Western since ancient times to future trends inspired by her music.. .
Orangenius was created to help artists handle the business of art simply and easily, so they can focus on creating. Orangenius brings together all levels of artists, creatives, gallery owners, universities, arts organizations, business/legal experts, collectors and art-buying professionals in one place.
An online subscription-based destination based out of New York, Orangenius offers artists unique portfolio functionalities and collaborative opportunities to connect with arts-based organizations, legal experts, commercial enterprises, galleries and other critical resources. Unlike other web-based portfolio and business networking sites,.
Callaway Digital Arts
“Callaway Digital Arts (CDA) publishes premium lifestyle and children’s applications for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod family of products. CDA’s in-house studio brings talented storytellers and digital artists together to create high-quality applications that leave a lasting impression on people of all ages.
Funded by the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, CDA’s apps include Martha Stewart Makes Cookies, Miss Spider’s Tea Party, Miss Spider’s Bedtime Story, and (RED): The Lazarus Effect.” Source: 11/1/10 press release on Callaway’s KPCB funding. .
Artory was founded in 2016 by Nanne Dekking, an eloquent advocate for change in the international art market, with the endorsement and support of Hasso Plattner, the founder of SAP and an internationally-renowned art collector. While working together, Nanne and Hasso saw the challenges facing the art market—with two-thirds of collectors worried about buying fakes, the lack of trust in the art market is self-evident.
They realized that their combined art world expertise and technical resources could lead to something truly special—and Artory was born. Artory is a secure, public registry for art and objects, utilizing blockchain technology.
Artory’s mission is to protect and grow the prosperity and enjoyment of those who buy, own, and sell art. Their teams in New York and Berlin have built the core product—the Artory Registry—and through innovative technological solutions, as a neutral and trusted resource, Artory is bringing a new level of confidence to the market..
Spacey is an art-buying experience for the modern shopper. Spacey drops exclusive collections of limited-edition fine-art prints at affordable prices.
Their innovative online-meets-offline approach combines scalable sales, curated experiences, and a program of one hundred Brand Ambassadors with +5M social fans. Founder is a former Brand Marketing and Media Executive, with degrees in Business, Fine Art, and Art History..
New Project is a full-service design, fabrication, and installation company, specializing in museum and gallery projects. With years of experience in art and design, we assist clients with brainstorming, conception and technical problem-solving, as well as fabrication, art-handling, and installation.
We offer customized work in a wide range of materials at our Brooklyn shop and studio space. We also offer onsite services at museums and galleries, overseeing installation crews and collaborating closely with corporate and other staff.
Our services can be scaled to accommodate large-scale projects domestically and internationally. As art professionals, we can step in at any stage of the creative or planning process and help make implementation as smooth and seamless as possible..
Slyde is a music-based mobile app for iPhone and Android platforms. The company offers a cloud based music application that let artists share and release new music.
It allows artists publish and release new music singles with extra content all in one package, Slyde was founded by Edward Ludvigsen and Jason Peltz in 2012. The company is headquartered in New York..
CW&T is an art and design studio. At CW&T, we create multidisciplinary work in collaborative environments where we leverage technology and computing.
With the latest tools and processes, we imagine near future possibilities and build them into reality. Our design approach is to create lasting designs while questioning conventional thinking.
In our quest to fulfill our goals, we tend to favor minimal aesthetics, intuitive interfaces and over-engineered construction. We design for one.
We firmly believe the most passionate and thoughtful designs are designed for one person and for the rest of the world to find.. .
You may write to us at: Daily Finance Media/Fupping Ltd, First Floor, 61-63 Rochester Pl, London NW1 9JU.