Joy Garnett


b. Huntington, NY (USA); Lives and works in New York City





MFA, The City College of New York, New York, NY


L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France


BA, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada





Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation (artist grant)


Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC (DVD installation)

MAD’ 03 NET, 2nd International Experimental Art Festival Madrid, (web project)


Manhattan Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC (curatorial project)


The Wellcome Trust, London, UK (N01se exhibition)


Elizabeth Ralston McCabe Connor Award, The City College of New York (fellowship, painting)


Elizabeth Ralston McCabe Connor Award, The City College of New York (fellowship, painting)





Riot. Debs & Co., New York, NY


Rocket Science. Debs & Co., New York, NY


Buster-Jangle. Debs & Co., New York, NY





High Spirits. Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Regarding Clementine. Curated by Choire Sicha. Clementine Gallery, New York, NY

Visionary Anatomies. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

Open Secret: A Laboratory. Curated by Maya Winfrey and Jessica Lin Cox. Visceglia Gallery, Caldwell College, NJ

Trouble in Paradise. Curated by Amy Lipton. Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA                       



The Art of Politics. Ashmore Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Motion Stills: Screen Grabs, Sequences, Snapshots and Paintings. Curated by Matthew Mascotte.

    Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

Watch What We Say. Curated by Marc Lepson. Schroeder Romero, Brooklyn, NY

The Infinite Fill Show. Curated by Cory & Jamie Arcangel. Foxy Production, New York, NY

Terrorvision. Exit Art, New York, NY

Tactical Action. Gigantic ArtSpace (GAS), New York, NY          

Trouble in Paradise. Curated by Amy Lipton. Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY

Active Duty. Curated by Lee Wells. Studio 84, Brooklyn, NY

Toxic Landscapes. Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

Pulse of America. Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium

Art Star/Sausage Factory. Debs & Co., New York, NY

This is For Real: War & the Contemporary Audience. Stony Brook University, NY

Shocked and Awed. The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ

FILE Electronic Language International Festival, SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brasil

First International Festival of Electronic Art 404/Astas Romas. Museo Juan B. Castagnino, Rosario, Argentina

VERSION >04 Invisible Networks Festival. Select Media, Chicago, IL



Without Fear or Reproach. Curated by Jerome Jacobs. De Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium

Americana. Curated by Anne Ellegood + Rachel Gugelberger. Crossings: Curatorial & Artistic Practice,

    2003 CAA Conference, School of Visual Arts West Side Gallery, New York, NY

Night Vision. Curated by Joy Garnett. Central Michigan University Galleries, Mt. Pleasant, MI

The World’s A Mess, It’s In My Kiss. Debs & Co., New York, NY

MAD’ 03 NET, Second Experimental Art Festival of Madrid, Madrid, Spain



Friends & Family. Lombard-Fried Fine Arts, New York, NY

San Francisco International Art Exposition 2001 (Debs & Co.), San Francisco, CA

Eleven Bulls: NYCinDC, Decatur Blue with The Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, Washington, DC

Eleven Bulls, 15 Artists, ProjectGreen, Brooklyn, NY



SuperNature: Landscape in Contemporary Art. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

Fast FWD Miami (Debs & Co.), Hotel Nash Art Fair, Miami, FL

Toxic Landscapes. Organized by The Puffin Foundation; travels to: WASTE Conference, Rachel Carson Inst.,

    Chatham College Galleries, Pittsburgh, PA; travels to: Puffin Cultural Forum, Teaneck, NJ;

    Biblioteca National, Havana, Cuba; Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts & Sciences, NJ



N01se. Curated by Adam Lowe. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK; Wellcome Trust Two10 Gallery, London, UK

The UFO Show. Curated by Barry Blinderman & Bill Conger; Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL;

    traveled to:  Arts & Science Center, Pine Bluff, AR; Univ. of Colorado Galleries, Colo. Springs, CO

Dystopia & Identity in the Age of Global Communication. Curated by Cristine Wang. Tribes Gallery, New York, NY

Meat Market Art Fair (Debs & Co.), New York, NY



Persuasion. Curated by Lea Freid & Roxana Marcoci. Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

Stars of Track and Field. Debs & Co., New York, NY



Ground Control. Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York, NY

Bioethics: Thresholds of Corporal Completeness. Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA

Summer Show. Debs & Co., New York, NY





Raphael Rubinstein, Art in America, January Issue: Front Page: “Art in the Blogosphere.”

Walter Robinson, Artnet Magazine: “Weekend Update: Regarding Clementine.” (Reproduction)

Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer: “Show examines environment and landscape.” (Reproduction)

Adbusters Magazine (Vancouver, BC): Issue 58. (Reproduction)



Roberta Smith, The New York Times: “The Infinite Fill Group Show.”

Grace Glueck, The New York Times: “'TERRORVISION': Sampling Degrees of Terror, From Al Qaeda to Cancer.”

Karen Rosenberg, New York Magazine: April 26-30, “Galleries Exercise their First Amendment Rights.” (Reproduction)

Jane Harris, The Village Voice: “Getting Personal, and Very Idiosyncratic at Exit Art.”

The New Yorker, Galleries-Chelsea: “Joy Garnett, Riot.”

Tyler Green, Artnet Magazine (NY): “D.C Diary: Joy Garnett & Ian Whitmore.” (Reproductions)

Harper’s Magazine: June Issue: “Briefings.” (Reproductions)

Carlos Suarez de Jesus, The Miami Herald: “Call to Arts: Armed Artists of America rally against the war in Iraq,”

    Miami Beach, FL

Monique Bos, The Chronicle, Vol.4, no.22: ‘Stills’ Captures Movement, Savannah, GA

Rachel Greene, Internet Art, by Thames & Hudson (World of Art series), London UK

Amy Lipton, Orion Magazine: Trouble In Paradise. Sept/Oct 2004 (Reproductions)

Perspecta 36: “Juxtapositions” Yale University School of Architecture Journal/MIT Press; Contributors: Mark C. Taylor,

    Saskia Sassen, Marjeta Potrc, Michael Wesely, and others.  (Reproductions)

Adbusters Magazine (Vancouver, BC): March/April Issue 52. (Reproductions)



Cabinet Magazine (NY), Issue 12, The Enemy: Postcard Project.

Tom Vanderbilt, Knowledge Circuit, Design Institute, University of Minnesota: “War as Architecture.”

 LMCC LowDown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Bulletin (NY), Spring Issue: The Future of War. (Reproduction)

Rachel Greene, Rhizome Net Art News: “Da Bomb, for Real.”

Annick Rivoire, Libération (Paris, France): « Veillée d’armes anti-Bush sur le Web. »



The New Yorker, Galleries-Chelsea: “Night Vision.”

Matthew Mirapaul, The New York Times, Technology: “Sept. 11 Attack, Depicted With Electronic ‘Pigment.’”

Tema Celeste, News & Around, Issue 91: “Night Vision.”

Artnet Magazine: “Night Vision: Out at White Columns.” (Reproduction)

Yoko Takahashi, Instyle Magazine/Ryuko Tsushin, Issue No.8 (Tokyo, Japan): “Night Vision.”

Steve Rogenstein, Flavorpill, #110: “Night Vision: Panel.”

Cay Dickson, The Houston Chronicle - What’s Online (Houston, TX): “The Bomb.”

Annick Rivoire, Libération (Paris, France): « Le Net s’illustre contre la guerre. »

Helen Varley Jamieson, Rhizome Net Art News: “Not For the Squeamish.”

Jean-Guy Allard, Granma International (Havana, Cuba): “Successful Opening For Toxic Landscapes Exhibition.”

Lee Klein, The Daily Gabrius (San Francisco, CA):The San Francisco Art Fair.

Jim Beckerman, The Record (Hackensack, NJ): “Landscape works with a down-to-earth bent.”



Hilarie M. Sheets, ArtNews, March Issue: “Reinventing the Landscape.” (Reproduction)

Kevin Pratt, Time Out New York, May 17-24: “Joy Garnett, Rocket Science.” (Reproduction) 

François Landon, Transfert (Paris, France): « Les fusées atterrissent à New York. »

Michel Moutot, Agence France-Press: « Des missiles, des avions, des fusées et des pinceaux. »

Matthew Mirapaul, The New York Times, Technology: “A War Game (Sort of), but You Can’t Control the Action.”

Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “Pair of Shows Comment on Environmental Issues.”

Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press: “The Not-So-Great Outdoors: Inman Exhibit Explores the Darker Side of Mother Nature.”

Roberta Bosco + Stefano Caldana, El País (Madrid): “Los artistas plasman una visión pacifista tras el 11-S.”

Emil Memon, New York Arts Magazine, June Issue:Joy Garnett’s Rocket Science.” (Reproduction)            

First Pulse: A Personal Journey in Cancer Research, (1998; 2001) Dr. Merrill Garnett, ed. Bill Jones.

    First Pulse Projects, Inc., New York, NY (Reproductions)

Artnet Magazine: “Fast Forward Miami: The new art fair held at the Hotel Nash.” (Reproduction)

Artnet Magazine: “Alphabetical Spring: Photos of the New York art scene.” (Reproduction)



Robert Atkins, Media Channel: Arts + Culture: “Beauty + the Beast.”

Kelly Morris, The Lancet (London, UK): “Exploring sci-art: the final frontier.”

Melissa Merli, The News-Gazette (Normal, IL): “UFO art show has layers of meaning.”



Christopher Phillips, Art in America, November Issue: “Joy Garnett at Debs & Co.” (Reproduction)

Tim Griffin, Time Out New York, June 3-10: “Joy Garnett, ‘Buster-Jangle.’” (Reproduction)

The New Yorker, Galleries-Chelsea: “Joy Garnett at Debs & Co.”

Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Art Guide: “Joy Garnett at Debs & Co.”

Merry Meikle, New York Arts Magazine: “Disaster Imagery in Contemporary Painting.” (Reproduction)



Claudine Isé, The Los Angeles Times: “Examining Consequences of Medical Advances.”

Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Art Guide: “Ground Control.”

Art of the X-Files, introduction by William Gibson. Lookout + Harper Prism, New York, NY (Reproduction)





Night Vision, Curated by Joy Garnett. Participating artists: Jordan Crandall, Christoph Draeger, Joy Garnett,

    Adam Hurwitz, Bill Jones + Ben Neill, John Klima, Joseph Nechvatal, Jonathan Podwil, and the Radical Software

    Group. 16-page catalogue, essay by Tim Griffin. Originating: Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL;

    traveled to White Columns, New York; Central Michigan University Art Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, MI





Visionary Anatomies. Essay by Dr. Michael Sappol. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

Tactical Action. Essay by Sharmeen Khan. Gigantic ArtSpace, New York, NY


Night Vision. Essay by Tim Griffin. First Pulse Projects, Inc., New York, NY


Rocket Science. Essays by Manuel DeLanda & Bruce Sterling. Debs & Co., New York, NY


The UFO Show. Essays by Barry Blinderman, Carlo McCormick, Rudy Rucker, Paul Laffoley, et al.

    Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL

N01se: Information & Transformation. Essays by Umberto Eco, Peter Galison, Bruno Latour,

    Simon Schaffer, Bruce Sterling, et al. Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

N01se. Edited by Denna Jones. The Wellcome Trust, London, UK


Buster-Jangle. Artist’s multiple. Debs & Co., New York, NY





The Bomb Project: Online compendium of nuclear-related links, imagery and documentation organized as a resource for artists:

NEWSgrist – where spin is art: Art + technology news digest + blog:;


First Pulse Projects, Inc: Art, technology & science experimental collaborative:





College Art Association, Atlanta: Publications Committee Panel Session: “Between 0 and 1: Digital Rights and the Future                           

    of Art Images Online.”

Suffolk Community College, Selden, NY: “Terrorists to Freedom Fighters: Images of Women in Wartime.”

Montclair High School, Montclair, NJ: “Painting Mass Media and the Art of Fair Use.”



Columbia University School of the Arts, New York: Center for New Media Teaching & Learning Lecture Series on Open                           

    Source Culture, Intellectual Property, Technology and the Arts: “Painting Mass Media and the Art of Fair Use.”

Artists Space, New York: “Protect Yourself: Copyright issues and fair use information for artists.”

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam: Under Fire: On the organization & representation of                                        

    violence.” (online contributor)



The New School, New York: “The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies.”



White Columns, New York: “Night Vision Exhibition: Panel.”

Illinois State University Galleries, Normal, IL: “Night Vision Exhibition: Lecture.” 



Artists Space, New York: “Digital SWAT!” 

Artists Space, New York: “Think Tank on New Media + Alternative Spaces.”



Cultural Politics Journal, Vol.1, no.1. Edited by John Armitage, Douglas Kellner, Ryan Bishop (eds); University of                                           
    Northumbria/Berg (UK): Field Report: “Follow the Image.” (Reproductions)
The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies. Allen Feldman, Wayne Ashley (eds); (Publisher TK) NY


Under Fire I: On the organization and representation of violence. Organized by Jordan Crandall; Co-editors: Asef                                         

    Bayat, Susan Buck-Morss, Hamid Dabashi, Brian Holmes, Gema Martín Muñoz. Witte de With Center for                           

    Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. (Reproduction)

Intelligent Agent Magazine: Intellectual Property & Copyright, Vol.4, no.2: “Steal This Look.” (Reproduction)


LMCC LowDown, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Bulletin, Summer Issue: “War Re-Framed.” (Reproduction)


21C Magazine, Summer/Fall Issue: “Night Vision: Notes from the curator.” (Reproductions)

Wegway Magazine (Toronto, Ontario) Issue 4: “Night Vision: Notes from the curator.” (Reproductions)

Sandbox Magazine (Brooklyn, NY) Issue 10: “The Screen >it hurts my eyes<”


Interaction: Artistic Practice in the Network, edited by Amy Scholder with Jordan Crandall;

    foreword by John S. Johnson. Eyebeam Atelier/DAP, New York, NY


Artnet Magazine: “Into Africa” column on the Arts of Africa and the diaspora.


Artnet Magazine: “Romancing the Sky: Cosmic Contemplation at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.”


ArtByte: The Magazine of Digital Arts, Vol.1, no.5: “Think Again! Postmodernity, Zen, & the Cyberpunk Soft Drink.”


Philip Morris

The West Collection, SEI Investments, Oaks, PA

Garnett McKeen Laboratory, Bohemia, NY







Joy Garnett:    530 LaGuardia Place #5   New York, NY  10012       t: 212 473 6330 / 212 650 2821     e: joy.garnett @