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Justin Brice

Artist

Justin Brice (b. 1974) is an American artist whose work explores the relationship between humans and the natural world.

Brice frequently collaborates with scientists, poets and philosophers to produce work that enables a greater understanding of climate change and the ecological crisis. 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 used as source material in his work.

“…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; and Lincoln Center. Group shows include the 2019 Venice Biennale (official collateral event); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Storm King Arts Center; Anderson Ranch; and Colby College Museum of Art 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.

Brice is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant, a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University, 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. He currently holds the title of Senior Fellow and Artist-in-Residence at the climate change think tank Woodwell Climate Research Center (formerly Woods Hole Research Center), and is a Distinguished Fellow and Special Envoy to the Ecological Crisis at the Pratt School of Architecture.