Joy Garnett is an artist and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She is writing a book about her influential Egyptian grandfather, poet, publisher and bee scientist, Ahmed Zaky Abushady (1892-1955). Garnett serves as Arts Editor for the journal Cultural Politics, published by Duke University Press. Her writings have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland (Oregon), MoMA P.S.1 and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Wellcome Trust, London and Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. She is represented in New York by Winkleman Gallery.