Gemey Kelly was Director/Curator of the Owens Art Gallery from 1989 to 2018. She also taught Canadian art history at Mount Allison and brought Museum Studies into the university curriculum. During her time at the Owens, Gemey worked with the Gallery staff to develop internship and mentoring opportunities for students and recent graduates, and to support initiatives in education and outreach. The Owens also provided her with wonderful opportunities to be part of a community and to meet and work with artists.
Gemey has a BA from the University of Toronto and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She is currently completing a PhD in art history at Carleton University.