Justin Brice Guariglia

  • Senior Fellow
  • Artist in Residence
Justin Brice Guariglia

Justin Brice Guariglia is an American artist known for his photographic, sculptural and installation based works that facilitate ecological thinking. He has frequently collaborated with scientists, poets, and philosophers to forge a deeper understanding of our ecological crisis, with the intention of using art as a catalyst for social change. As a Woodwell Fellow and Artist in Residence, he is developing several concurrent projects inspired by the work of Woodwell Climate scientists.

Left: Jakobshavn I, 2016. Acrylic, 9 high density polystyrene panels. 

Right: Reduce Speed Now!, 2019. Somerset House, London.

Images courtesy of the artist.

Guariglia’s solo shows include Somerset House (London), the Norton Museum of Art, the Fisher Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Anchorage Museum, and Lincoln Center. Group shows include the 2019 Venice Biennale, Kunst Haus Wein, Storm King Arts Center, Anderson Ranch and Colby College among others. His 2018 public art project Climate Signals with the Mayor’s Office of New York City and the Climate Museum 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 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.

We need a new narrative when it comes to addressing global warming, ecological collapse and species extinction. We need not a dystopian view of the future, but a fresh optimistic perspective that generates respect and a greater understanding of the natural world.