Gallerie Noir Artist Alert— Joseph Guay


Joseph Guay (b. November 6, 1971) is an American fine art painter, sculptor, large scale photographer, and film director.

Guay’s visual art focuses on political and social issues. His latest art installation, “The Border Wall”, was constructed completely by hand using only undocumented Mexican labor workers. The structure is made from welded steel, rebar and concrete, 40 feet in length by 16 feet tall, weighing over 40,000 pounds. It is modeled after the proposed $20 billion wall for the Mexico / United States border. The purpose of this installation is to create social awareness around the issues surrounding immigration in the United States.

Guay's politically charged exhibition of paintings and sculptures titled "Remnants of the Human Condition" paid tribute to Trayvon Martin, Alton Sterling, Eric Garner, Pulse Nightclub, Sandy Hook Elementary, the World Trade Center, the Boston Marathon Bombings and the Dallas Police Officer Shootings.