Bio

Joy Garnett is a painter and writer in Brooklyn, NY. Her interdisciplinary projects use archives as both subject and medium, and have incorporated painting, online repositories, and social media to explore the crossroads of our digital and material worlds. Joy received her BA from McGill University with concentrations in English literature and literary Arabic. She spent a summer studying colloquial Arabic at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) at the American University in Cairo, after which she enrolled at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris; she received her MFA in painting from the City College of New York. Her paintings have been shown at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (UK), Boston University Art Gallery, MoMA-PS1, the FLAG Art Foundation, the James Gallery/CUNY Graduate Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and is included in the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences, Altria, 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.  Her writings have appeared in several anthologies on art and media culture, as well as in Harper’s, Journal of Visual Culture, and Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. From 2005 to 2016 she served as the Arts Editor for Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Duke University Press.

For more information visit: http://joygarnett.net

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