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Garrett currently lives in Laramie, where he earned a BFA in Art with a minor in Disability Studies from UW in 2018.
Born and raised in Billings, Montana, Garrett has spent most of his life in the West. At age 24 he quit his career as a heavy equipment/diesel technician and relocated to Laramie to attend college.
While there, he received the Sheila Langlois Memorial Fellowship for Study Abroad in Art History and the Humanities, as well as awards for his artwork from the Universitiy's Art Museum, and has been broadly recognized for his advocacy and commitment to diversity in the community. For the 2016-17 school year, he studied abroad at University College Utrecht in the Netherlands, focusing on philosophy and art history. Garrett served on several committees at the University of Wyoming, including the Access Initiative, the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice Planning Committee, the UW Accessibility Committee, and is proud to have co-founded the ParaTransit Advisory Committee.
He also has an essay published in Barriers and Belonging: Personal Essays of Disability, which is an anthology exploring critical perspectives on disability.
Garrett concentrates on conceptual art, addressing issues of identity, cultural production, and belonging. His current work reflects a growing concern for both collective and individual relationships with Big Data. In particular, his work examines the normalizing effects associated with data analysis – a process often resulting in erasure. By decontextualizing imagery, he asks important questions about authorship, ownership, and acceptable uses of the data we populate the internet with.