Susan Laney, a seasoned gallerist, art advisor, and private dealer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine art market, started Laney Contemporary in 2010. Laney specializes in photography and contemporary art from both emerging and established artists with a focus on Southern artists. She maintains an inventory of work by a select group, including Jack Leigh, who is exclusively represented by Laney Contemporary.
Laney frequently attends and works at art fairs such as Art Basel in Miami and AIPAD in New York. Through Laney Contemporary, she provides expert counsel to residential and corporate clients looking to start or enhance an art collection. With her extensive experience and knowledge of the fine art marketplace, Laney guides clients through the process of collecting art. Working with new collectors as well as seasoned patrons, her passion and sensitivity ensures that their investments are personal and lasting. She also provides guidance with presentation and installation of collections.
Laney graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and began her career as an Exhibition Designer and Collections Manager for SCAD’s permanent collection. In 1998, she became the director of the Jack Leigh Gallery, where she worked for 13 years. She has since served on the Alumni Executive Board of SCAD and as an artist-in-residence at SCAD’s Lacoste campus in 2008.
Since opening Laney Contemporary, she has curated exhibitions in galleries, colleges and museums and helped in the development of many private collections.