Joy Garnett

Joy Garnett is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who works with archives. Her projects use 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 (Newcastle), aeroplastics (Brussels), 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 the column ‘Copy That!’ for Art21 Magazine and has served as Arts Editor of Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Duke University Press, since 2005. Her writings have appeared in a few anthologies 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. She continues to edit her blog NEWSgrist, which she launched in the spring of 2000. Garnett is an Adjunct Lecturer in the Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (DIAP) MFA program at The City College of New York. She hopes to further realize projects drawn from her family archive. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Spaghetti Modern 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400


Sliced Bread 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400


Sandwich Attack 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400


Open and Shut Case 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400


Cobbled 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400

Minor Drag

Allegory 2016 oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches, $1,400