Justin Brice Guariglia
Over the last two decades Justin Brice Guariglia (b. 1974) has developed a unique transdisciplinary art practice working in collaboration with scientists, philosophers and journalists to develop a more informed, holistic and ontological world view. In doing so, his art has become a research practice to investigate the world, and forge a deeper understanding of important ecological issues of our time.
Beginning in 2015, Guariglia became the first artist to fly on earth science missions with NASA. He is currently flying with NASA/JPL’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission through 2020. Guariglia is also a 2018 Woods Hole Research Center Fellow, an Artist-in-Residence at the Anchorage Museum of art, a Howard Foundation Fellow in Photography at Brown University, and was a Simons Foundation Fellow @ New Lab in 2017.
Guariglia is currently exhibiting new work in the Storm King Arts Center show entitled Indicators: Artists on Climate Change. His solo exhibition Earth Works: Mapping the Anthropocene recently debuted at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach in 2017, and will travel to the Fisher Museum of Art at USC in collaboration with the LA Country Museum of Natural History in the Fall of 2018. His public art project Climate Signals, a series of 10 solar powered highway signs, placed across the 5 boroughs of NYC, flashing ecological aphorisms in multiple languages, and produced by the Climate Museum and the NYC Mayor's Office, debuted in Sept of 2018 and will remain on view through Novmber 6, 2018. A sister work, with aphorisms written by philospher and author of Being Ecological, Timothy Morton, will debut on the Chicago Navy Pier on Sept 17th, and be on view through Nov 31, 2018.
Guariglia’s artist intervention, iOS climate change selfie sea level rise app entitled “After Ice”, and developed with the guidance of NASA, and debuted on Earth Day of 2017 received over 13 million impressions in its first week on the iTunes store. The app visualizes, personalizes and localizes sea level rise. Guariglia later used the app to create a guerrilla installation in public spaces across the city of Venice at the 2017 Venice Biennale.
Guariglia’s work is in the collections of the Norton Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and numerous private collections. Guariglia is represented in Europe by Maurani Mercier gallery in Brussels, Belgium.