Joy Garnett is an interdisciplinary, Brooklyn based artist who works with archives as subject and medium. Her projects employ painting, online repositories, and social media performance to explore the crossroads of our digital and material worlds. Her work has been shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Boston University Art Gallery, MoMA PS1, CUNY Graduate Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is included in the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Philip Morris, and The West Collection. She has received grants from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Wellcome Trust, and The Chipstone Foundation. Garnett writes a regular column 'Copy That!' for Art21 Magazine and serves as Arts Editor of Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Duke University Press. Her writings have appeared in several anthologies as well as Harper's, Journal of Visual Culture, and Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. She continues to maintain her blog NEWSgrist, which she launched in spring of 2000. Garnett is Adjunct Professor in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) at The City College of New York. She hopes to further realize projects drawn from her family archive as part of her doctoral research at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (UK).
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