Justin Brice Guariglia is an American visual artist exploring the landscape of the anthropocene. His large-scale images, often printed on industrial materials and commodities, bridge photography with painting, printmaking and sculpture, and is inspired by Northern Song Dynasty landscape painting, New Topographics, and the Great Acceleration.

The work is intended as an examination of the surface, an exploration of the material, depicted and real, and the interventions upon it.

What happened to that plane, is it eroded? scorched? sculpted? chipped? etched? shifted? ulcerated? desertified? windswept? rendered?… and by who or what, and to what end?

“…a great stride has been made when we turn our back on the real…and watch for the hour at which the storm that has been gathering during our unconscious sleep will break with sufficient force to make sleep cease.”
– Marcel Proust
Remembrance of Things Past (Swann’s Way)

Anthropogenic Landscapes




Justin Brice Guariglia (b. 1974) is an American visual artist exploring the landscape of the anthropocene.

Guariglia was born and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, next to the home of Hudson River School painter Asher B. Durand. He went on to study Liberal Arts at Wake Forest University, and art history in 1995 under the legendary art historian Teresio Pignatti in Venice, Italy. In 1996, Guariglia moved to Beijing, China to study Chinese and would remain in Asia for nearly two decades, residing in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Taipei, documenting Asia’s Great Acceleration.

In 2007 Guariglia published his first monograph with the Aperture Foundation, Shaolin: Temple of Zen which was accompanied by a 99 piece Aperture Foundation traveling exhibition. The project was followed by his second monograph Planet Shanghai (Chronicle Books 2008), and a third Johor: Asia Latitude One in (de.MO 2011). His books have been reviewed in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and numerous other publications, and received  awards from the Art Directors Club of America, Communications Arts, and Independent Publishers Group. His work is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Guariglia was nominated for the 2014 Sovereign Art Prize by UCCA Beijing director Philip Tinari and in 2015, Guariglia began collaborating with NASA to gather new and unique photographic source materials.

He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.



Exhibitions, Collections and Bibliography

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Selected Group Exhibitions

Museum Collections



Sovereign Art Foundation

Spring 2014

Nominated for the Sovereign Art Prize by UCCA Director Phil Tinari
Sovereign Art Foundation, Hong Kong

Deep Time

2 September - 7 October 2012

Noorderlicht International Photofestival
Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen/Oranjewoud, Netherlands



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