About Art House SF
Art House SF is an emerging art gallery in San Francisco, California.
The gallery was started by Max Khusid in February 2019. Max spent the first 20 years of his professional career in the world of technology. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, worked for several Silicon Valley startups, and spent nine years with Apple where he managed an international team of data analysts, software engineers, and silicon design experts. For the next 20 years, he is diving into the unknown and immeasurable world of art. He is amazed at what artists can do, and mesmerized by their imagination and creativity.
Max is inspired by the mystic art and adventurous life journey of Nicholas Roerich. He believes in the Pax Cultura pact signed in 1935 in Washington, DC by 21 countries and its mission of preserving art around the world.
Art House SF currently represents 21 artists from 13 different countries and four continents. Our artworks are in private collections in the US, France, Germany and Australia.
Our mission is to find and bring art from the most remote and undiscovered parts of the world.
We get excited about Yak ghee paintings on rice paper from Nepal, India ink artworks from France, "marginales" expressionism from Colombia, and psychedelic art from Israel. As the gallery owner, Max Khusid travels to these remote places to immerse himself in the artists' daily environments, to better understand their work, mindset, and philosophy. Ultimately, we'd like to make the world smaller not just through consumer goods but through art, the most universal language.
from real artists to real people
Authentic art from real artists
You won't find "submit your art here" forms on our website. It is important for us to get to know the person behind their art. We talk with our artists and help them where we can. We don't want to be yet another "online store," another "market place," another faceless app. We text, Facebook message, WhatsApp chat, Insta chat, Zoom chat, and meet artists in person for coffee locally, or in faraway countries.
They are real and authentic people!
(Picture Left: Tashi Gurung and Max in Lo Monthang, Nepal)
eclectic art you won't find anywhere else
Art from all over the world. Literally.
In the last two years, we visited 12 countries around the globe in search of great art and artists. France, Nepal, Israel, Hong Kong, Georgia, Argentina, Armenia, Chile, Scotland, Morocco, Peru, Italy. It is important for us to submerge in the same atmosphere and culture as the artists who live there. It is important to breathe their air, understand the local culture, speak a few basic words, and see what inspires them.
Sometimes, it takes us to the high Tibetian plains in Nepal and the forbidden city of Lo Monthang, drinking yak milk tea with the locals. Sometimes, we end up in the middle of the Hong Kong revolution. Sometimes, it is the Atacama's desert sky and stars that we can recognize in our favorite Chilean artist's works.
(Pictured Right: Hong Kong Harbour and the 121-foot-long KAWS inflatable sculpture)
Quality not Quantity
Curated Art From Professional Artists
You want to buy art with confidence. So do we. And while most online art stores go for quantity (some even boast two million artworks), we go for quality. We look for artists who have been painting for 10-20 years professionally. We work closely with our artists, select their best art, and invest in them financially.
With other galleries, you don't always know what you're going to get.
All of the artworks in our gallery must meet our high-quality standards. We receive the artwork in hand, review its quality, stretch canvas if needed, build an appropriate high-quality frame, photograph artwork professionally, package, and ship to ensure you receive exactly what you expect.
(Pictured Left: Linda Larson in her studio)
we are Here for you
Art purchases aren't easy. So many questions need to be answered: Will my spouse or partner like it too? Will it fit in our interior? Can I change the frame? Can I return it if I don't like it? When will you have new art from this artist? Can I have it before my boyfriend's birthday? How do I hang it?
We know it's not just another purchase on Amazon. So we're here for you. With live chat, on the phone, on messenger, or via email. We'll answer all your questions, and if we don't have the art you like, we'll point you in the right direction. We'll even include the hanging nails with your painting and a signed personal card from some remote location in the world.
(Pictured Right: Art House SF at SuperFine San Francisco art fair and one happy customer)