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Jesse Pace

Born in Niagara Falls, NY

Lives & works in Chicago, IL


Jesse Pace is an artist born in Niagara Falls, NY who is currently living and working in Chicago, IL where he received the Distinguished Scholarship grants (2015 and 2016) from SAIC. Jesse is a painter, Photographer, and Sound creator whose work revolves around themes of how the human experience is shaped by language, our visual cortex, and the absurdity of the modern condition.


2015- AS with Honors- Niagara County Community College

2018- BFA- School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Grants & Awards 

2012- City Beautification award for mural on Wine on Third, Niagara Falls, NY

2015- Award for excellence in Fine Art- Niagara County Community College

2015- SAIC- Distinguished Scholarship Grant

2016 - SAIC- Distinguished Scholarship Grant

​2024-2026- Cliff Dwellers Artist in Residence


Exhibitions & Festivals

2018 – FREE PLAY, Extra Projects, Chicago, IL

2017- Fall BFA Show, Sullivan Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2017– FACES OF WESTERN NEW YORK: Portraits from the Gerald Mead Collection

2017– Spring BFA Show (incognito), Sullivan Gallery, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2016 – Light as a feather,Dreamland, Buffalo, NY

2015 – Needles and Columns- Solo exhibition at the Sugar City Collective, Buffalo, NY

2015 – Graduate show- Dolce Valvo Gallery, Sanborn, NY

2014 – Wild Wild Fest, Silver Creek, NY



2015 – Cover of Night and Day for Needles and Columns, Niagara Gazette, Niagara Falls, NY

2015 – Artists on Artists review of Needles and Columns​

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