Joy Garnett’s artwork and writings have appeared, sometimes side-by-side, in an eclectic array of publications, including Evergreen Review, Ibraaz, Ping Pong, Edible Brooklyn, C Magazine, and The Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook. She is working on a memoir that draws on the life and work of her late grandfather, the Egyptian Romantic poet and bee scientist Ahmed Zaky Abushâdy (1892–1955); excerpts appear in issues 7 and 8 of Full Blede (January and April 2019) edited by Sacha Baumann.
Garnett’s paintings have been exhibited at the FLAG Art Foundation, MoMA–PS1, the James Gallery of the CUNY Graduate Center (New York), the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland, Boston University Art Gallery, and the Witte Zaal (Ghent, Belgium). She has been awarded grants from Anonymous Was a Woman, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 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 Arts Editor for the peer-reviewed journal Cultural Politics published by Duke University Press. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, the artist Bill Jones.
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