UT Tyler

Art and Art History

James R. Pace

Title: Professor of Studio Art
Department: Art and Art History
Building: ARC 102
Email: jpace@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7297


  • B.F.A., University of Oklahoma
  • M.F.A., Arizona State University
  • Area: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Senior Exhibition


Pace is a Professor of Visual Art at The University of Texas at Tyler where he has taught since 1985. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University, and a BFA from the University of Oklahoma. Pace was appointed to the Ogé Professorship in Visual Art, the White Fellowship for Excellence In Teaching, and received the Chancellor's Council Teaching Award. He was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and multiple University Research Grants. Pace trained in the Tamarind Summer Printmaking Program, and was selected to participate in the International Artist Residency Program in Budapest, Hungary.

Pace has exhibited his work nationally and internationally since 1976 and has received numerous awards for his mixed media, paintings, drawings, and prints.  His work is found in collections from Los Angeles to New York, from Paris to Punjab.

James R Pace Statement August K 11

Emblems of dissent
Rousing new forms of resistance
Rejecting submission to mainstream belief
Referencing societal agreements
Revising the paradigm
Cultural Alarm
Considering the nature & context of truth
Constructing an argument for involvement
Questioning motivations & intentions
Commenting on the state of affairs
Dynamic Humility
Scouting language for this moment
Solemnizing diversity
Searching for equilibrium
Selecting the idiosyncratic
Salivating over the funky

James R. Pace Personal Website

Curriculum Vitae James R. Pace

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