Pete Schulte

Pete Schulte

Associate Professor of Art, Drawing


  • MFA, University of Iowa, 2008


Pete Schulte is Associate Professor of Drawing at The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History,Pete Schulte, "Flame IV (Desert Version)," 2019. Graphite, pigment, on paper. where he has taught since 2011. He received the MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in 2008. His studio practice is rooted in drawing and includes the integration of sculpture, site-specific wall drawings and installations.

Schulte was artist in residence at the Chinati Foundation during June and July of 2019 and presented a solo exhibition at the John Wesley Gallery: an installation of his recent works on paper, including a suite of drawings developed in response to the gallery itself.

In 2017, Schulte was named the 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 Chinati Foundation, 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, Ala. 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.

Pete Schulte, Jeremiad, graphite on paper, 15 x 15 inches, 2017Recent Exhibitions








 News and Reviews

“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