Pete Schulte

Associate Professor of Art, Drawing
(205) 348-5967
Office Location:
Woods 209B
(205) 348-0287

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.

Recent exhibitions and news:Pete Schulte, Jeremiad, graphite on paper, 15 x 15 inches, 2017


Artist in Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

Solo exhibition, John Wesley Gallery, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas

Shapeshifter – Works on Paper, group exhibition, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco

The Lamplighter: An Experiment in Drawing and Sound with Andrew Raffo Dewar, Duderstadt Center Design Studio, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2019


Two person show, Rutger Brandt Gallery, part of Art on Paper Amsterdam, September 13-16

group exhibition, McKenzie Fine Art, New York

More or Less, Hemphill Fine Art, Washington D.C.
Review in the Washington Post by Mark Jenkins

The Lamplighter (pts. I, II, III), solo exhibition, March 30 – May 5, Whitespace, Atlanta
Review in Burnaway by Jerry Cullum

Spring/Break Art Show: Frontiers, Armory Art Show, New York, N.Y.
Art News visits the Spring/Break Art Show, March 6, 2018


Uncommon Territory: Contemporary Art in Alabama, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ala.

Life’s Rich Pageant, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

Profile on Pete Schulte in B-Metro by Brett Levine

South Arts State Fellowship Award 2017

Graphite Vision, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College


Solo exhibition at Biggin Gallery, Auburn University

Solo exhibition, No More Snake Oil Blues, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

Abstraction Today, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta

Group exhibition of Whitespace Gallery artists at ZeitgeistNashville

Pete Schulte, No Title, 2018, 12 X 12 inches, graphite, gouache, on paper. Build A Fire installation view. More: Build A Fire installation view. More:
BuildAFire3-WS BuildAFire4-WS Pete Schulte installing a drawing at the MMFA.

News and Reviews

Art News visits the Spring/Break Art Show, March 6, 2018

Profile on Pete Schulte in B-Metro by Brett Levine

South Arts State Fellowship Award 2017

Donna Mintz, “Forms of Abstraction at MOCA GA,” Burnaway

“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

Carol Diehl, “Pete Schulte,” Art in America

Review for Build A Fire: Dorothy Joiner, World Sculpture News, Spring 2015

Review for Build A FireMatthew Terrell in Burnaway

Review for Build A FireFaith McClure in ArtsAtlanta

ArtsAtl’s year in review

Feature article: Burnaway’s new feature, “5 x 7”

Review for Soft Eyes, Whitespace: ArtsAtl

Review for Soft Eyes, Whitespace: Bad At Sports 

Review for Between Moth and Flame, Whitespec at Whitespace, Arts Atlanta

A Letter Edged In Black, Visual Arts Gallery, UAB named one of the “Best Exhibitions in Dixie for 2013,” BurnAway

Yifat Gat, “A conversation with artist Pete Schulte,” February 2013

Build A Fire installation view. More:  Pete Schulte, "Come With Me" Pete Schulte, Starling, 2012, graphite, ink, pigment on paper, 7.75 x 8” Pete Schulte, installation detail, 2014 Faculty Biennial.

More Exhibitions


Build A Fire, Whitespace, Atlanta

Pete Schulte Drawings / John Dilg Paintings at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, N.Y.

Simplest Means at Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York

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


Between Moth and Flame, Whitespec at Whitespace in Atlanta

Simplest Means, Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York

Prairie Smoke, at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (visiting artist and lecturer)

Soft Eyes: An Exhibition for Curating Contemporary, Whitespace, Atlanta, curated by Schulte


A Letter Edged In Black, Visual Arts Gallery, UAB

The Black & White Project by Yifat Gat


M.F.A., University of Iowa (2008)