Consider this an introduction to everyone at K+D.
We are a national team of art experts, curators, and collection management professionals who specialize in historical and contemporary Canadian and international art. In addition to our stellar lineup, we work with an extended team of talented industry specialists who bring valuable expertise and experience to our projects.
Megan has over fifteen years of experience in the visual arts industry. She founded Kalaman Art Collection Management in 2013 to provide specialized art cataloguing services to private and institutional art collectors. In 2017, she joined forces with Angelica Demetriou to evolve her thriving cataloguing business and launch the national, full-service arts firm, K+D. Before building her career as an entrepreneur, Megan worked with the Art Canada Institute to spearhead their Living Histories Project and provide event management services for their public lecture series. From 2010-2012, she held the position of Event Manager at the Canadian Art Foundation, where she enhanced her breadth and depth of experience in the sector. Between 2005 and 2008, Megan worked at one of Canada’s foremost fine art galleries in Vancouver before pivoting into private art collection management to oversee the collection of a Vancouver-based philanthropist. Megan is a former board member of the Contemporary Art Society of Vancouver, and a past committee member of C Magazine Auction and Art Toronto Opening Night. She holds a BA in Visual Art and Art History from the University of British Columbia. Megan resides in Nova Scotia.
Angelica Demetriou has a decade of experience in the cultural and business sectors. Prior to co-founding the national arts firm K+D with her business partner Megan Kalaman, she served as Kalaman Art Collection Management’s Director of Corporate Projects and Business Strategy. She is former Director of Business Development and Communications at Tatar Art Projects where she led the firm’s corporate division, and is former Communications Manager of award-winning, interdisciplinary design firm PLANT Architect Inc. In 2011, she played a central role in the founding of the Art Canada Institute; she served as head of operations, special projects, and image research until 2015, helping to develop and manage ground-breaking programs, including the Canadian Online Art Book Project and public lecture series. Angelica regularly participates on art panels, juries and committees including Papier Art Fair and Art Toronto Opening Night committee for the Art Gallery of Ontario. Angelica has also contributed to art publications such as Inuit Art Quarterly. She holds an MA in Art History and Honours BA in English and Art History from the University of Toronto. Angelica resides in Toronto.
Head of Cataloguing
Rachael manages the day-to-day operations of the business and is also responsible for overseeing K+D’s private, corporate and institutional cataloguing projects. She brings to K+D expertise in collection management, as well as experience in administration and programming through her previous work with the Canadian Art Foundation. Prior to the launch of K+D, Rachael worked as a project manager with Kalaman Art Collection Management for five years. She 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. Rachael holds a BFA in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Art History from OCAD University.
Liz is a Vancouver-based visual artist. She has worked in arts administration with the Canadian Art Foundation, Mercer Union, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, and Vtape. She is a board member at Or Gallery in Vancouver, and has taught as a sessional instructor at Emily Carr University and the University of Guelph. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals across Canada and internationally, including the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Liz studied Studio Art at the University of Guelph and completed her graduate studies at Emily Carr University in 2013.
Documenter + Photo Editor
Carol-Ann has worked as a visual arts professional for over 15 years. She has held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA), Vancouver Art Gallery, and MacLaren Art Centre. Carol-Ann serves as Chair of the Public Art Committee for the City of Barrie and sits on the Art@RVH Acquisitions Committee with the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, Ontario. Recent curatorial projects include, “Laying it Bare: the Paintings of Frances Thomas” (2018), at Georgian College Campus Gallery, and a group exhibition of public art, “Art in Unexpected Places” (2017), for the City of Barrie. Carol-Ann holds an MA in Art History from Western University and an Honours BA in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto / Sheridan College.
Christine has held positions with the Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto Archives, Bata Shoe Museum, and Stephen Bulger Gallery managing collections of over 15,000 objects. She has also worked in arts administration with OCAD University and Maclean’s, and with contemporary artists including Barbara Astman. Her research has led her to collaborate on projects such as The Bentway community space and the Sam Francis Foundation project Creativity Matters. Christine received a BA in Fine Arts and Psychology from Bishop’s University, and a BFA in Photography from OCAD University.
Documenter + Photo Editor
Elisa is former Senior Associate Curator of BMO’s corporate art collection. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience working in the corporate sector for more than a decade helping to support and celebrate contemporary art internationally. Elisa has also worked with the Gardiner Ceramic Museum and Malcove Collection at University of Toronto. In the community, Elisa served two terms as a member of the Exhibition Program Committee at Gallery 44 and as the Artist Prize Curatorial Presenter for the Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts. In addition to her work with K+D, Elisa is the Curator at the Latcham Art Centre in Stouffville, Ontario. She holds an Honours BA in Art History and Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.
For over a decade Amanda has worked as a visual arts professional, with a focus on research, management and administration. Amanda is former Assistant Director of Miriam Shiell Fine Art, and former Artistic Director of Walnut Contemporary in Toronto. She also served as Associate of Media and Development with the Art Dealers Association of Canada. Prior to the launch of K+D, Amanda worked as a project manager and cataloguing associate with Kalaman Art Collection Management for over four years. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Aaron Walshe Danby