Irby Pace creates his art by using everyday common objects and devices in uncommon ways. This is driven from his childhood where he would take things apart and find other possibilities for the objects. He sees the artistic possibilities in all of the things around him and he uses this to his advantage.
Pace was born in Odessa, Texas. In 2008 Pace graduated with a BFA in Photography at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. In 2012 he received his MFA from The University of North Texas, in Denton, Texas.
His work has been featured in Wired Magazine, The Huffington Post, Ripley’s Believe it or Not Book, 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.”
Pace is an Assistant Professor of Photography and Video at Troy, University in Troy, Alabama. Previously he was an Adjunct Professor at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, El Centro Community College in Downtown Dallas, and The Art Institute of Ft. Worth.
Irby Pace is represented by Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas.
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