Justin Brice Guariglia is a visual and conceptual artist known for his photographic, sculptural, and installation works that explore the relationship between humans and the natural world. Beginning in 2015, Guariglia began flying on earth science missions with NASA to collect raw materials for his artworks. He collaborates with philosophers, poets, scientists, and writers to forge a deeper understanding of our ecological crisis, with the intention of using art as a catalyst for social and political change.
REDUCE SPEED NOW!, Guariglia’s 2019 Somerset House UK commission deploying ten highway message boards in the institution’s neoclassical courtyard, brought together the critical voices of international activists, poets, and philosophers on the ecological crisis. His 2017 solo exhibition at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, debuted work originating from an ongoing series of missions flown with NASA over the glaciers of Greenland. The exhibition traveled to the Fisher Museum of Art in 2018.
WE ARE THE ASTEROID premiered at Storm King, New York, in 2018 as part of the exhibition Indicators: Artists on Climate Change. Iterations of the project have been displayed in Chicago, Houston, and Aspen, as well as various sites across New York in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of New York City and the New York City Parks Department. Guariglia is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and is a Howard Foundation fellow at Brown University, a Woods Hole Research Center fellow, and an artist in residence at the Anchorage Museum.