Pete Schulte, untitled, 2017. Graphite, gouache on paper. 12 x 12 in.
Pete Schulte joins Chinati as artist-in-residence for the months of June and July. Schulte lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is Associate Professor of Art at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He received an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Iowa in 2008. He has presented recent solo exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, New York; Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta; Luise Ross Gallery, New York City; and the Woskob Family Gallery at Penn State University. Schulte received the 2017 Southern Art Prize Fellowship for the state of Alabama. In 2013 he co-founded, with Amy Pleasant, the Fuel and Lumber Company curatorial initiative to facilitate exhibitions and related programming in the Southeast and beyond.
Schulte’s work is rooted in the daily practice of drawing—primarily using graphite, he builds layers of texture to create balanced, abstract, geometric compositions—and also includes the integration of sculpture, site-specific wall drawings, and installations. Of his work, the artist has said: “Whatever form it takes, the work is an earnest attempt to provide a rare moment of pause within a culture that is relentlessly negating the quiet and contemplative.”
The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.