Joy Garnett is an interdisciplinary artist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She works with The Archive as 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. Garnett writes the column Copy That! for Art21 Magazine and is the Arts Editor of Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Duke University Press. She writes about art and open source culture at NEWSgrist, which she launched in the year 2000. Her recent writings have appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, in the anthologies Virilio Now (Polity 2011); Virilio & Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press 2013); and The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press 2013), and on Ibraaz.org, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. Garnett is adjunct professor of research and visual studies in the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice MFA program (DIAP) at The City College of New York. She is currently working on a book and a visual archive.
Garnett's work is included in The Tool at Hand, a group exhibition that originated at the Milwaukee Art Museum (December 8, 2011-April 1, 2012) and travelled to the Philadelphia Art Alliance (February 1-April 28, 2013), the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (May 31-September 8), and the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, Oregon (October 2, 2013-January 11, 2014). Notable past exhibitions include That Was Then…This is Now at MoMA P.S.1, Long Island City, NY, and Image War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict organized at the CUNY Graduate Center by the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), Philip Morris, The West Collection (Oaks, PA), and numerous private collections. She has received grants from Anonymous Was a Woman (USA), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Wellcome Trust (UK), and The Chipstone Foundation (Milwaukee, WI).
Garnett is represented by Winkleman Gallery, NY.
Visit her website for more info and images: http://joygarnett.com
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