Joy Garnett


Joy Garnett is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Brooklyn who works with archives as both subject and medium. Her paintings, based on images she gathers from the Internet, examine the apocalyptic sublime at the intersections of media, politics and culture. Her social media projects engage the crossroads of our digital and material worlds. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Boston University Art Gallery, MoMA PS1, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Garnett’s work is part of the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, Philip Morris, and The West Collection, Oaks, PA. She has received grants from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Wellcome Trust,  and The Chipstone Foundation. She writes a column for Art21 Magazine, and is the Arts Editor of Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Duke University Press. Her writings have appeared in several anthologies, Harper’s, the Journal of Visual Culture, and, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East.  More on Joy Garnett click here.