Pete Schulte (b. 1970, Rock Island, Illinois) received an MFA in painting and drawing from The University of Iowa in 2008. He has held recent solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; Luise Ross Gallery, New York City; The Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University; and The Visual Arts Gallery at The University of Alabama-Birmingham. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at The Spring/Break Art Show, New York City; The Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York; Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn; Looke&Listen, Saint-Chamas, France; and at Jeff Bailey Gallery. Art in America, World Sculpture News, Burnaway, and The New Art Examiner have reviewed his work, among other publications. Schulte is the 2017 Southern Art Prize Fellowship Winner for the state of Alabama. In 2018 Schulte will present a solo exhibition at Whitespace and his work will be featured in group exhibitions at McKenzie Fine Art, New York, City, and Hemphill Fine Art in Washington D.C. Pete Schulte lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is Associate Professor of Art at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. In 2013 he co-founded The Fuel And Lumber Company curatorial initiative with artist Amy Pleasant. His work is represented by Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York and Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta.
2008 M.F.A. Painting and Drawing, Sculpture Minor, University of Iowa
2007 M.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa
1996 B.F.A. Studio Art, University of Iowa
Select Solo Exhibitions
The Lamplighter pt. I: New Works on Paper, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Lamplighter pt. III: A Site-Specific Drawing Project, shedspace, Atlanta, GA
Build A Fire, Whitespace Gallery / Whitespec Project Space, Atlanta, GA
Between Moth And Flame Whitespace Gallery/ Whitespec Project Space, Atlanta, GA
A Letter Edged In Black, The Visual Arts Gallery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Pardon Up Here, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Goodbye Old Paint, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Lover, I’ve Been Away Too Long, The Times Club at Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA
Reckoning, The Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
Sounds A Bit Like Goodbye, Material, Memphis, TN
This Is Our Music, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA
Mirror Repair, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NYTactile, Standard Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Lamplighter pt. II: An Experiment in Drawing & Sound, whitespec, Atlanta, GA
Simplest Means, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
(con)Text, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH, *Curated by Tim Donovan – Launch F18 Gallery
PULP: Works On/Of Paper, Beta Pictoris Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Painting, Painting, ArtPadSF, Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA,*Curated by Amanda Roscoe Mayo for Beta Pictoris Gallery
Drawing Discourse: 4th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, *Juror Susan Hauptman
44th Collectors Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Small, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Atlantic Center For The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL,* Selected By Jean-Marc Bustamante
Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
Threewalls, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist Lectures
2014 | Visiting Artist, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
2013 | Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2012 | Visiting Artist, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA
2011 | Visiting Artist, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
2009 | Guest Lecturer, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
2008 | Visiting Artist, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2006 | Visiting Artist, Luther College, Decorah, IA
Reviews and Press
Pete Schulte at Luise Ross Gallery, Exhibition Review, By Carol Diehl, Art In America. April, 2013
David Kaiser and Pete Schulte at Standard Gallery, By Michelle Grabner, New Art Examiner. Volume 29 #5. May/June 2002
Select Teaching Record
2011 – Present
Assistant Professor of Art/Drawing, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Select Curatorial Projects
Richard Rezac at The Times Club, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, * Solo exhibition featuring the sculpture and drawings of Richard Rezac.
The Poetics Of Space, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, * Two-person exhibition featuring works on paper by Deb Sokolow, Travis Head.
Listen To The Quiet Voice, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, *Two-person exhibition featuring works on paper by Philip Miller & Danielle Rante.
An Economy, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, * Solo exhibition featuring drawings and performance by Erin Thurlow.
Other I’s, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, *A collaborative two-person exhibition featuring Younsoon Chon & John Englebrecht.
As The Crow Flies, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, *Group exhibition featuring the work of John Dilg, Katy Fischer, John Kleckner, Ryan Standfest.
This Iceberg, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, *Group exhibition featuring the work of Hamlett Dobbins, Douglas Degges, Lander Burton.
Gone To The Other Side, The Times Club At Prairie Lights, Iowa City, IA, * Group exhibition featuring the work of A Literal Letter Service, Merdith Lynn, Jason Renaud, Joel Ross.
2006 – 2008
Café Wednesday / The Summit Street Cafe, An interdisciplinary artist salon, Iowa City, IA
Song for…, Catich Gallery, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, *Group exhibition featuring the work of Josh Anderson, Jeremy Boyle, Annie Stone, Ben Estes, Scott Short, and Vanessa Vobis.
41/90: Contemporary Landscape at The Figge, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA, *Group exhibition featuring the work of Tom Uttech, Sam Prekop, Larry Schwarm, Katy Fischer, Jeremy Boyle, Heather Mekkelson, Robin Braun, and Kristin Quinn, Catalogue essay by John Yau. Curated with Leslie Bell.