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A completely self-taught artist, Julian Pace's world is populated by behemoths of art history, pop culture and sports. His distinct visual perspective and skillful figuration renders the work immediately recognizable. His subjects’ imposing shoulders and reputations might dwarf the viewer, but their expressions and Pace’s careful color choices often convey a more nuanced intimacy. Whether the person Pace is focusing on is a casual acquaintance or an icon, he treats each subject with a balance of reverence and familiarity.

Julian Pace (b. 1988, Seattle, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles. Recent solo exhibitions include De Brock, Knokke (2023), Simchowitz, Los Angeles (2021) and The Cabin, Los Angeles (2020).

I look at art as a way of observation, I think it’s one of the best ways to observe things because it forces you to focus.

Julian Pace



  • 2020

    North Hill Residency, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    The Cabin’s La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024

    Beloved Artifacts, Sotheby's, Beverly Hills, CA, USA

  • 2023

    Front and Back, Simchowitz, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Julian Pace, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

  • 2021

    Some Paintings, Simchowitz, Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • 2020

    Some People, The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2024

    Art Brussels, with De Brock, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2022

    Loveline, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, USA

    Shit Art Show #5, Shit At Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Facial Recognition, Fabien Fryns Fine Art, Dubai, UAE

  • 2021

    The Loneliest Sport, Spazio Amanita, NY, USA

    Beyond The Streets, Southampton Arts Center, NY, USA

  • 2020

    Mirror Gazing, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Selected images