Assistant Professor of Art, Drawing
Pete Schulte is Assistant Professor of Drawing at The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History, where he has taught since 2011. He received the MFA in painting and drawing from The University of Iowa in 2008. Drawing is the cornerstone of his practice which includes the integration of sculpture, site-conditioned and curatorial activities.
In 2017, Schulte was named a South Arts State Fellowship recipient for Alabama and awarded $5,000. The sole criterion for selection for the South Arts State Fellowship is artistic excellence. He has held solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson New York; Whitespace, Atlanta; Luise Ross Gallery, New York City; Biggin Gallery at Auburn University; and UAB Visual Arts Gallery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His work has been in recent group exhibitions at Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn; Galerie Look&Listen in Saint-Chamas, France and Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York City. Schulte has been awarded art residencies at the Hambidge Center, Yaddo, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts and Threewalls. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, World Sculpture News, Burnaway and New Art Examiner, among other publications. Schulte lives in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2013 he co-founded The Fuel And Lumber Company curatorial initiative with artist Amy Pleasant. His work is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, New York and Whitespace in Atlanta.
Profile on Pete Schulte in B-Metro by Brett Levine
Graphite Vision, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, MAR 24–APR 23, 2017
Solo exhibition at Biggin Gallery, Auburn University (OCT 5 – NOV 6, 2016)
Solo exhibition, No More Snake Oil Blues, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York (SEP 17 – OCT 23, 2016)
“At its best, Abstraction Today shows us what the future of abstraction might look like as well…The stunning Dark Day, (Revelator pt. 2), Pete Schulte’s best-of-show large-scale wall drawing in white, grays and black, has it all. At once equal parts impenetrable monolith of solid form and shape-shifting portal into an unknowable future, it is 100-percent seductive.” – Donna Mintz
Abstraction Today, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta (MAY 7-JUL 2, 2016)
Build A Fire, Whitespace, Atlanta (FEB 2-MAR 28, 2015)
- Review for Build A Fire: Dorothy Joiner, World Sculpture News, Spring 2015
- Review for Build A Fire: Matthew Terrell in Burnaway
- Review for Build A Fire: Faith McClure in ArtsAtlanta
- ArtsAtl’s year in review
Pete Schulte Drawings / John Dilg Paintings at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.
Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York
Exhibitions, reviews and artist features:
Feature article: Burnaway’s new feature, “5 x 7”
5 Rooms organized by Karen Seapker and Vadis Turner, downtown Nashville (AUG 15-30, 2015)
Soft Eyes, Whitespace, Atlanta, curated by Pete Schulte (AUG 7-SEP 12, 2015)
The Black & White Project by Yifat Gat (Yifat Gat, “A conversation with artist Pete Schulte,” February 2013)
Soft Eyes: An Exhibition for Curating Contemporary, MAY 2014, Whitespace, Atlanta, curated by Pete Schulte
More exhibitions and news:
JAN 10 – FEB 15, 2014: Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York. This show juxtaposes Shaker design objects with the work of eight contemporary artists.
JAN 2014: A solo show, Prairie Smoke, at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Schulte was visiting artist and presented a lecture on his work January 29.
M.F.A., University of Iowa (2008)