Joy Garnett is a New York painter and writer who also works with social media to create objects and images. Garnett studied at the École des beaux-arts in Paris and received an MFA in painting from The City College of New York. She has received numerous fellowships, including a grant from Anonymous Was a Woman and a commission from The Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Her work is in the collections of the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), Philip Morris, The West Collection (Oaks, PA), and numerous private collections. Garnett serves as Arts Editor for the Duke journal Cultural Politics where she produces and edits original projects by contemporary artists. She blogs about art, copyright issues and open source culture at NEWSgrist. Joy Garnett is represented by Winkleman Gallery, NY.
News about current exhibitions can be found here. Garnett's work was recently on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum in The Tool at Hand, which will travel in 2013 to museums in Portland Oregon, Philadelphia and Houston . Lost Library, a social media project, was included in "Bibliomania" at the Visual Arts center of New Jersey.
Notable past exhibitions include: "That Was Then…This is Now," at MoMA PS1; "Image War: Contesting Images of Political Conflict," Whitney Museum of American Art; "Atomic Afterimage," Boston University Art Gallery; "With Food in Mind," The Center for Book Arts, NY; "Terrorvision," Exit Art, NY; "Night Vision," White Columns, NY; "project:rendition," Momenta Art, Brooklyn; "When Artists Say We," Artists Space, NY; and "N01se," Kettle's Yard Cambridge (UK).
Garnett is currently writing The Bee Kingdom, a family memoir and visual archive focusing on the life of her grandfather, A.Z. Abushady, (1892-1955), modernist poet, bee scientist and social reformer of Egypt's Old Regime.