Jacob O’Kelley is an Atlanta-based arts administrator and independent curator. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University in 2016. In 2018, he co-founded ShowerHaus, a curatorial team and former gallery space at The Goat Farm. ShowerHaus was most notable for the High Rise Show, a four-floor exhibition consisting of 200 artists in Downtown Atlanta. From 2021-2022, Jacob managed MINT Gallery, a local arts non-profit focused on emerging artists in Atlanta. Currently, he serves as the Artistic Director at Swan Coach House Gallery. He is also a contributor to Burnaway and Art Papers.

His interests and ambitions lie in uplifting artists, primarily in the Southern United States. He focuses on the development of artists by dedicating time and energy - providing space for experimental work and exploratory research at the same time being adaptable and understanding of artists’ needs. Most recently, he curated Local Stories 2023-24 for A&E Atlanta, a local billboard project focused on the history of Downtown Atlanta, Offerings, also in Downtown Atlanta, and Interconnect at Echo Contemporary in Atlanta.

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