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, public art consulting, 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 circa 1930-1950. In pursuit of this research, I have been awarded the Donald Wagg Graduate Scholarship, the Howard E. Petch and David S. Strong Research Scholarship, the Robert S. and Mural A. Raguin Graduate Scholarship, among other graduate fellowships.
I serve many different types of collectors, from those looking to purchase their first artwork, to those with aspirations of large city-defining public art projects. I am based out of Toronto, with regular visits to Montreal, Victoria, and Calgary. Having spent time in New York, Seoul, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, and London, I strive to make Toronto an internationally recognized art capital, both through the development of private collections and installation of new and exciting public works of art.
I am a member of CAA (formerly the College Art Association), the International Society of Appraisers, the Art Gallery of Ontario, 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.