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Pace Taylor

Portland, Oregon

Artist Statement

At its core, Taylor’s work is about belonging, both as concept and feeling. As a queer artist, and moreover, as a trans artist, they have found comfort in re-constructing scenes from found or self-produced photographs and populating a space outside of time with imagined community. But as an autistic artist, daily concerns of acceptance and communication bleed through. As their own unreliable narrator in social interactions, Taylor has spent much of their life picking apart how it is that people find community because they often feel on the outside of it. In these drawings they are distilling years of being a witness, and sometimes a voyeur, to other’s relationships, breaking them down into mutable planes of soft pastel and the specificity of graphite. Still, as a romantic, this preoccupation with intimacy includes dreaming up all of the ways it can exist, and through these images they create a visual space that others can project into and be embraced; an offer to be held by another’s language.

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Artist Biography

Pace Taylor (b. 1992) is an artist emotionally preoccupied with intimacy and who we choose to share it with. Their work is often quiet, very queer, and persistently vulnerable. They have exhibited at Nationale, 2021; La Loma Projects, 2020; Upfor, 2020; Oregon Contemporary, 2019; among other west coast galleries. Taylor has been awarded a Golden Spot Residency by Caldera Arts, May 2022, funded by the Ford Family Foundation, as well as an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Oregon Arts Commission, 2022. Taylor received their BFA in Digital Arts from the University of Oregon, 2015. They live in Portland, OR and are represented by Nationale.



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