Justin Brice Guariglia (b. 1974) is a visual and conceptual artist known for his photographic, sculptural and installation based works that explore the relationship between humans and the natural world.
Guariglia has frequently collaborated with philosophers, poets, scientists and writers to forge a deeper understanding of human impact on the planet. Notably, this includes a series of missions he’s flown with NASA scientists, beginning in 2015, to document Greenland’s rapidly changing ice, images which he uses as source material in his work.
WE ARE THE ASTEROID, a collaborative project with philosopher Timothy Morton, premiered at the Storm King Art Center in 2018, and iterations of the project have been displayed across the United States and abroad.
“...the cognitive dissonance on these issues is so great, artists like Justin can provide something to hold onto" said Beatrice Galilee, Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.^
Solo shows include Somerset House (London); the Norton Museum of Art (West Palm Beach); the Fisher Museum (Los Angeles); the Anchorage Museum (Anchorage); and Lincoln Center (New York City). Group shows include the 2019 Venice Biennale (official collateral event); Storm King Arts Center; Anderson Ranch; and Colby College among others. His 2018 public art project Climate Signals produced by the Climate Museum, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of NYC, and was seen across all 5 boroughs of New York City.
Guariglia is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University, a Woods Hole Research Center Fellow, and an Artist-in-Residence at the Anchorage Museum. In 2019, Guariglia was named a New York Foundation for the Arts Finalist, and shortlisted for the COAL Art and Environment Prize (France), awarded to artists working to address ecological issues.
^The New York Times, Ted Loos, “A Man on an Eco-Mission in Mixed Media”, August 29, 2017