ABOUT

THE KALAMAN GROUP

World-Class Art Stewardship

You have a passion for collecting. We have a passion for stewarding collections.

Celebrating 10 years in business and over 40 years of experience combined, our national team provides museum-quality expertise in collection management for fine art and objects.

Megan Kalaman

CEO & Founder

Atlantic Region

Rachael-Watson

Rachael Watson

Project Director

Central Region

Liz-Knox

Liz Knox

Senior Project Manager

West Coast Region

Amanda-Chau

Amanda Chau

Senior Project Manager

Atlantic Region

Alex-Gooding

Alexandra Gooding

Cataloguing Specialist

Central Region

Alejandro-Rizzo

Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Documenter and Photo Editor

Central Region

Malik-Dieleman

Malik Dieleman

Documenter and Photo Editor

Central Region

Maya-Skarzenski

Maya Skarzenski

Documenter

Central Region

Brea-McAllister

Brea McAllister

Preparator

Atlantic Region

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Megan Kalaman

CEO & Founder

What makes a successful leader? For Megan, it is leading from the heart to inspire innovation and leadership in others. This is the foundation of The Kalaman Group. Megan has over 17 years of experience in leadership within the arts. After acquiring her BA in visual arts and art history from the University of British Columbia, she worked for three years at one of Canada’s foremost fine art galleries before pivoting into private art management, overseeing the collection of a Vancouver-based philanthropist. She then moved to Toronto, where she became a force in the Toronto art scene. She held the position of event manager at the Canadian Art Foundation between 2010 and 2012 and assisted in launching the Living Histories Project with the Art Canada Institute. In 2013, she founded Kalaman Art Collection Management, combining her love of art, entrepreneurship, and organization to provide personalized art cataloguing services to private and institutional art collectors. Today, the firm has grown to become the national corporation The Kalaman Group.

Rachael Watson

Project Director

Rachael has an eye for detail that is second to none. Since she graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in drawing and painting, with a minor in art history, she has been using her keen eye and love of the arts to make a big impact. For almost three years, she worked at the Canadian Art Foundation, quickly rising from intern to the Reel Artists Film Festival’s coordinator. Rachael began working with The Kalaman Group in 2013 when it was just beginning as Kalaman Art Collection Management. Rachael’s passion for art, along with her formidable skills in administration, collection management, and what we like to call her “eagle eye” have been instrumental in the company’s success through the years. Rachael has volunteered with cultural organizations such as MOCA, Hot Docs, and the Kiwanis Music Festival, and has sat on the committee for the Canadian Art Gala.

Liz Knox

Senior Project Manager

Liz is our tech, data, and spreadsheet queen. She is also a revered visual artist and professor at Emily Carr University. Liz has played a vital administrative role for numerous cultural organizations in Toronto including the Canadian Art Foundation, Vtape, and Mercer Union. She joined The Kalaman Group in 2013 when it was just beginning as Kalaman Art Collection Management. Through the years, Liz’s vast knowledge of contemporary Canadian art and her mastery of all things database has ensured that the information and products that The Kalaman Group provides to their clients are the best in our industry. Liz studied studio art at the University of Guelph and holds an MA in visual arts from Emily Carr University.

Amanda Chau

Senior Project Manager

Amanda is one of our most passionate champions of the visual arts. For over 15 years, Amanda has been working in the visual arts sector in many administrative roles. She holds a BFA in photography and printmaking, with a minor in art history, from Mount Allison University. She worked at the Art Dealers Association of Canada for two years before becoming the assistant director at one of the leading commercial art galleries in Canada. From there, she launched Walnut Contemporary, a contemporary art gallery in Toronto, where she served as artistic director until 2013. Like Rachael and Liz, Amanda joined The Kalaman Group in 2013, when it was just beginning as Kalaman Art Collection Management. Since then, she has grown into her senior role with specializations in curating, writing, and public speaking.

Alexandra Gooding

Cataloguing Specialist

Alexandra holds an MA in film and photography preservation and collections management and a BFA (with honours) in photography studies, both from Ryerson/X University. Before joining the team at The Kalaman Group, Alex was flexing her mad skills in art collection management as registrar at Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto, and her knowledge and expertise in cultural heritage as curatorial assistant to Dr. Julie Crooks at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Along with ongoing research and other personal projects, she shares her time and talents in her roles as a research program coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre and as a cataloguing specialist with The Kalaman Group.

Alejandro Rizzo Nervo

Documenter and Photo Editor

Alejandro began working with The Kalaman Group in 2020. Alejandro graduated from OCAD University with a BFA in photography and also holds a certificate in project management from George Brown College. He is a visual artist living and working in Toronto, whose practice is based in photography, photomontage, and non-traditional printing methods. Alejandro is also a co-founder of the artists’ collective Colectivo Satelital.

Malik Dieleman

Documenter and Photo Editor

Malik is a Toronto-based photographer and multidisciplinary artist. He graduated with distinction from OCAD University in 2020 with a BFA in photography. Along with being a freelance photographer and videographer, he holds several other positions in marketing, social media, and content creation. Malik lends his camera proficiency to his role as one of The Kalaman Group’s artwork documenters.

Maya Skarzenski

Documenter

Maya joined The Kalaman Group team in 2021, with more than six years of experience in documenting artwork.  She holds a BFA in drawing and painting, with a minor in entrepreneurship and social innovation, from OCAD University. Her interdisciplinary practice involves painting, textiles, and photography, and her work has been exhibited across Canada and appeared in several online and print publications.

Brea McAllister

Preparator

Brea joined The Kalaman Group team in 2020 with an extensive roster in art preparation. She completed the Walter Phillips Gallery Preparatorial Practicum at the Banff Centre for the Arts and has worked as the studio assistant to artists Jordan Bennett and Amy Malbeuf. She holds a BFA in sculpture from NSCAD University.