The work of Pete Schulte, an assistant professor of drawing in the College’s Department of Art and Art History, is being showcased in the exhibit “Pardon Up Here,” at the Luise Ross Gallery in New York City through January 12, 2013. Schulte is known for his nuanced pencil and pigment drawings on paper.
This is Schulte’s first solo exhibition at Luise Ross Gallery, where he was part of a group exhibition in July 2011. His recent solo exhibitions include The Armory Gallery at Virginia Tech University and Material Art Space in Memphis. He has also been artist-in-residence at The Atlantic Center For The Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, the Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha, and Threewalls in Chicago.
According to Broadway World, a top entertainment website based in New York City, “Pete Schulte’s nuanced pencil and pigment drawings on paper have a presence that belies their small scale. Ideas and images are explored with the artist’s unique touch, sensitivity of line and unpredictable composition. They hover at the threshold between presence and void, image and object, longing and loss. The resulting work seduces and repels, illuminates even as it obscures and operates in the visual space where language fails.”
Schulte received a BFA, MA, and MFA from the University of Iowa. He was the recipient of the Mildred Pelzer Lynch Graduate Painting Fellowship, the Byron Burford Painting Scholarship, and the Ester A. Madison Scholarship during his graduate study in Iowa. In 2008 he was a nominee for a fellowship from the Dedalus Foundation, an arts-based foundation in New York City. He has been a faculty member at UA since 2011.