Irby Pace creates his art by reverse engineering everyday common objects and devices. This is driven from his childhood where he would take things apart, then he would figure out how they worked and put them back together or found other possibilities for the devices. He sees the artistic possibilities in all of the things around him and he uses this to his advantage.
Irby Pace was born in Odessa, Texas. In 2005 he moved to Lubbock, Texas to attended Texas Tech University where he received his BFA in Photography in 2008. He received his MFA from The University of North Texas in 2012.
His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, and The Dallas Observer among many other websites, blogs and online magazines. Pace’s work was featured on the cover of the November 2013 issue of The Dallas Observer. In 2012 he was awarded “The Best of 2012: Best Art Heist” and was considered one of “The 12 Most Newsworthy Moments of 2012.” From 2012 – 2013 he was a member of 500x, Texas’ oldest, largest artist run cooperative gallery.
Pace is an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth where he teaching Photography and Digital Art, El Centro Community College in Downtown Dallas where he teaches Photography and Digital Art, and The Art Institute of Ft. Worth where he teaches Photography, Web Design, Multi-Media Photography, etc.