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Kill Box, 2001, oil on canvas, 38×48 inches, PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joy Garnett CV [PDF] / Joy Garnett CV [html]


Joy Garnett has exhibited her paintings at the FLAG Art Foundation, MoMA–PS1, James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center (New York), the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, Boston University Art Gallery, and the Witte Zaal (Ghent, Belgium). Her artwork and writings have appeared, sometimes side-by-side, in an eclectic array of publications that include Full Blede, Virilio and Visual Culture (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), Ibraaz, Ping Pong, Edible Brooklyn, C Magazine, and The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook (powerHouse books 2016). Garnett has been awarded grants from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the Chipstone Foundation. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), Altria, and The West Collection (Oaks, PA). From 2005 until 2016 she served as the Arts Editor for the peer-reviewed cultural theory journal Cultural Politics published by Duke University Press. Among her current projects is an illustrated family memoir that revolves around the life and work of her late grandfather, Egyptian poet and bee scientist Ahmed Zaky Abushâdy (1892–1955). For more information visit

Joy lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, the artist Bill Jones.