Joy Garnett is a New York–based artist, writer, and blogger. She associates her paintings, which derive from the military, scientific, and news images she gathers on the internet, with the “apocalyptic sublime,” a metaphysical condition of astonishment and awe in the presence of uncanny natural, human, and technological forces.
Her most recent solo exhibition, Boom & Bust, took place October 15–November 13, 2010, at Winkleman Gallery in New York. Her work has also been included in exhibitions at MoMA PS1, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Artists Space, and White Columns, all in New York; at Witte Zaal in Ghent, Belgium; and at the Wellcome Trust in London.
Writings by Garnett have appeared in journals, exhibition catalogues, and several books. A member of CAA’s Committee for Intellectual Property, she works as the arts editor for the scholarly journal Cultural Politics and is currently writing a family memoir of Egypt in the 1930s. When she has time, she blogs at NEWSgrist, which she first launched as an html-based email zine in March 2000.