Hello, my name is Emma Richan and I am the Principal of Richan Art, an art consultancy specializing in Canadian and American art. I provide advisory and acquisition services, bilingual appraisals, collection management, and research & writing on custom projects. I am a member of the International Society of Appraisers and am involved with a number of arts and cultural organizations across Canada and the United States. Since starting Richan Art in 2013, I have worked with galleries, museums, auction houses, private collectors, and companies across the country.
My completed master’s and current doctoral research focusses on the lesser known work of Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still from 1930-1950. In pursuit of this research, I have been awarded the Howard E. Petch and David S. Strong Research Scholarship, the Robert S. and Mural A. Raguin Graduate Scholarship, and multiple graduate fellowships. As part of my comprehensive exams, I recently developed a novel undergraduate course on Modern Art and Indigeneity.
Richan Art serves collectors with a variety of needs, from those looking to purchase their first work of art, to those managing their legacy. In February 2018, Richan Art began offering a curated collection of affordable art aimed at helping the new collector enter the market. Richan Art is based out of Toronto and Montreal, with regular visits to Victoria. I travel regularly for work and has developed networks in New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, and London.
I am a member of CAA (previously the College Art Association), the International Society of Appraisers, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. I continue my lifelong love of dance as a member of Turnout with the National Ballet of Canada.