Collector Kent Kelley on Supporting the Brilliance of Black Emerging Artists

Charles Moore, Artsy, January 10, 2022
Atlanta, Georgia–based collector Kent Kelley is determined to make a difference in the art space. Collectors can do a lot to help further the industry, he explains: “They need to rally alongside their peers to educate new collectors and work in close collaboration with museums and galleries to support the brilliance of Black emerging talent.” 
Now the chief financial officer of software company Unanet, Kelley observed artmaking from a young age. He is the son of an artist mother, who died when he was 14. A decade or so later, in the early 2000s, he acquired a few pieces of art, with the sole purpose of decorating his home; among them were works by