Pace Taylor is an artist working and breathing in Portland, OR, centering their work in queerness. Using illustration, the written word, and uncomfortable human interactions as tools, they build out impressions of identity. Through a special blend of anxiety and curiosity, Pace scrutinizes intimate gendered moments—compromising and/or dissonant— daily moments, and outputs illustrated abstractions of that paused space. Pace is emotionally preoccupied with the busyness of intersecting identities, and chooses to examine and to deconstruct how those identities operate under the gaze of two extremes: desire and disgust. Pace received their BFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon in 2015 and is currently tending to plants at Pistils Nursery as well as tending to their art.