About RAÏSA Gallery
RAÏSA Gallery is an online art space dedicated to Ukrainian fine art. Our collection ranges from mid-20th century realist masters to contemporary talent, as well as art photography and books. Ukrainian art has long had to contend with being but a subcategory within the Russian art market, but this is rapidly changing as Ukraine and her cultural output gain independent international recognition.
Launched in August 2014 by recent Oxford graduate Myro Hartmond (MPhil in International Relations), RAÏSA Gallery was born from her scholarly interest in the role of visual art in international political life, as well as her own passion for Ukrainian art and culture. RAÏSA Gallery ([rah-ee-sah], meaning ‘radiant’, ‘light’) is named after Raïsa Mykhailivna Bratytsia, the renowned Ukrainian linguist and Myro’s grandmother, who has been her lifelong inspiration and teacher, an embodiment of Ukrainian high culture and virtue.
Our Services Whether you are looking to start collecting, or you’re looking for the perfect gift, the RAÏSA Gallery team are here to advise you. Although we do not have a permanent display space, we are able to organize viewings upon request, and offer a bespoke framing service, as well as international shipping and express delivery in the UK.
An Online Art Space We are a digital platform that offers rare and collectible original artwork at affordable prices. The absence of overhead costs associated with maintaining a permanent display space means that you have the opportunity to become the owner of high quality artwork at a much lower cost. According to a report from Deloitte and Art Tactic, the art world has seen more than 300 (and growing) new businesses appear, helping people buy and sell art online. According to Hiscox Group, 71% of art collectors now buy artwork without seeing it in person, basing their purchase on digital image alone. RAÏSA Gallery is proud to be part of this growing movement.