Donald Sultan

Biographical Information

1951 Born; Asheville, North Carolina

Education

1973 B.F.A., University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1975 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute, Chicago; Chicago, Illinois
1978–79 Creative Artists Public Service Grant, New York
1980–81 State National Endowment for the Arts
2000 Honorary Doctorate Degree, Corcoran School of Art; Washington D.C.
2002 Honorary Doctorate Degree, New York Academy of Art, New York
2007 Honorary Doctorate Degree, University of North Carolina; Asheville, North Carolina

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 Galerie Andres Thalmann; Zurich, Switzerland
2016 Ryan Lee Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings;" traveling exhibition, Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska
2015 "Donald Sultan;" Galeria Freites; Caracas, Venezuela
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Forsblom; Helinski, Finland
"New Works: Poppies, Mimosas and Buttons;" Meyerovich Gallery; San Francisco, California
2014 "Floral Constructions;" Vertu Fine Art; Boca Raton, Florida
"Donald Sultan: Artiface," Ryan Lee Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan : A Decade of Paintings and Drawings;" Serge Sorokko Gallery; San Francisco, California
"Donald Sultan: Recent Work;" Galerie Andres Thalmann; Zurich, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
2013 "Echos;" Galerie Piece Unique; Paris, France
2012 "Donald Sultan;" The Drawing Room; East Hampton, New York
2011 "Soot and Shine: New Works," Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: New Works;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: New Works;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
2009 "Donald Sultan: Prints;" Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: The First Decade;" Contemporary Arts Center; Cincinnati, Ohio
"Donald Sultan;" Greenfield-Sacks Gallery; Santa Monica, California
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Ernst Hilger; Vienna, Austria
"Donald Sultan;" Ben Brown Fine Arts; London, England
2008 "Donald Sultan: Works on Paper;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
"Donald Sultan: Artificial Images;" Aidan Gallery; Moscow, Russia
"Donald Sultan: Drawings;" Forsblom Gallery; Helsinki, Finland
2007 "Donald Sultan;" Guy Pieters Gallery; Knokke-Heist, Belgium
"Donald Sultan: New Work;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
2006 "Donald Sultan: New Paintings;" Galerie Forsblom; Helsinki, Finland
"Donald Sultan: Colors, Smoke and War," Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
2005 "New Paintings;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
"Donald Sultan: 1991 – 2005;" Cliff Lede Vineyards; Yountville, California
"Donald Sultan: Paintings and Works on Paper;" Centre Cultural Contemporani Pelaires; Mallorca, Spain
2004 "Donald Sultan;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: Prints & Drawings," Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
"Donald Sultan: New Poppy Paintings," Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, New York
2003 "Donald Sultan: Poppy Paintings;" Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan: Poppies, Oranges & Mimosas: New Prints and Drawings;" Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Forsblom; Helsinki, Finland
2002 "Donald Sultan;" Imago Galleries; Palm Desert, California
"Donald Sultan: Painting Life’s Paradoxes;" Louise Cameron Wells Art Museum; Wilmington, North Carolina
"Donald Sultan: Paintings and Works on Paper;" Winston Wächter Fine Art; Seattle, Washington
2001 "Donald Sultan, 10 Paintings;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
"Donald Sultan, Smoke Rings;" Dorothy Blau Gallery; Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
"Donald Sultan Recent Works;" Stephen F. Austin State University; Nacogdoches, Texas
"Visuelle Paradoxe;" Raab Galerie; Berlin Germany
"Smoke Rings;" University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Donald Sultan Recent Works;" Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
"Donald Sultan: Recent Works;" Galerie Lutz and Thalmann; Zurich, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan: Paintings and Drawings;" Lowe Gallery; Atlanta, Georgia
2000 "Donald Sultan – Selected Drawings 1976 – 1998;" Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
"Temporary Contemporary – Selected Works by Donald Sultan;" Cheekwood Museum of Art; Nashville, Tennessee
"Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition;" traveling exhibition, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.
"New Works;" Winston Wachter Fine Art; Seattle, Washington
"Donald Sultan: Paintings & Drawings;" Galerie Simonne Stern; New Orleans, Louisiana
"Donald Sultan;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: Recent Prints and Drawings;" Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
1999 "Bar Mitzvah," The Jewish Museum, New York, book collaboration with playwright David Mamet
"Donald Sultan Recent Works;" Meredith Long & Co.; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: recent painting," Knoedler, New York
"Donald Sultan Selected Drawings 1976-1998;" Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1998 "Donald Sultan," Galerie Lutz Thalmann; Zurich, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
"Donald Sultan, New Paintings and Drawings;" Turner & Runyon Gallery; Dallas, Texas
"Donald Sultan, Recent Work;" Galleria Lawrence Rubin; Milan, Italy
1997 "Donald Sultan: Paintings and Drawings," Knoedler & Co., New York
"Donald Sultan: Flowers;" Greenberg Van Doren Gallery; St. Louis, Missouri
"Donald Sultan: Painting, Drawing, Photography;" Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Missouri
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Daniel Templon; Paris, France
"Donald Sultan: Smoke Rings;" Janet Borden, Inc.; New York
1996 "Donald Sultan: Paintings & Works on Paper;" Baldwin Gallery; Aspen, Colorado
"Donald Sultan;" Meredith Long & Company; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: Recent Works on Paper;" Fotouhi Cramer Gallery; East Hampton, New York
"Donald Sultan: Neue Arbeiten;" Galerie Lawrence Rubin; Zurich, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan: Recent Prints," Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Guild Hall; East Hampton, New York; Exhibition in conjunction with the Hampton’s International Film Festival
1995 "Donald Sultan: New Paintings," Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan;" Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
"Donald Sultan: Paintings and Drawings;" Asheville Art Museum; Asheville, North Carolina
1994 "Donald Sultan;" Galeria 56; Budapest, Hungary
"Donald Sultan: Wall Flowers," Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, in association with Knoedler & Company
"Donald Sultan: Recent Painting;" Jaffe Baker Blau; Boca Raton, Florida
1993 "Donald Sultan;" Galerie Kaj Forsblom; Zurich, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan: Morning Glories;" Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
"Donald Sultan: Recent Paintings," Knoedler & Company, New York
1992 "Donald Sultan: Drawing;" The Hill Gallery; Birmingham, Michigan
"Donald Sultan: Paintings," Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan: Pictures;" Galeria Trauma; Barcelona, Spain
"Donald Sultan;" Hans Strelow Gallery; Dusseldorf, Germany
"Donald Sultan: Recent Paintings and Works on Paper;" Meredith Long & Company; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: Paintings 1978-92;" Guild Hall Museum; East Hampton, New York
"Donald Sultan: Drawings + Watercolors 1987-1992," Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan: A Print Retrospective;" Traveling exhibition: The American Federation of the Arts, New York, (organizing and circulating institution); Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin; Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, Tennessee.
1991 "Donald Sultan: Paintings, Drawings and Prints;" John Berggruen Gallery; San Francisco, California
"Donald Sultan: Sculpture," Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan, Recent Print Projects: Dominoes, Fruits and Flowers, Playing Cards," Mary Ryan Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: Drawing—Painting;" Meredith Long Gallery; Houston, Texas
"Donald Sultan: Dominoes, Playing Cards, Fruits and Flowers;" Greg Kucera Gallery; Seattle, Washington
"Donald Sultan;" Richard Green Gallery; Santa Monica, California
1990 "Donald Sultan: Painting," Knoedler & Company, New York
"Donald Sultan: Screenprints and Etchings;" Greg Kucera Gallery; Seattle, Washington
"Donald Sultan;" Equinox Gallery; Vancouver, Canada
"Donald Sultan;" Waddington Galleries; London, England
1989 "Donald Sultan: Sculpture;" Blum Helman Gallery; Santa Monica, California
"Donald Sultan: Playing Cards Drawings;" Paul Kasmin Gallery, Inc.; New York
"Donald Sultan: Works on Paper;" Runkle-Hue-Williams, Ltd.; London, England
"Donald Sultan: New Sculpture;" The Greenberg Gallery; St. Louis, Missouri
"Donald Sultan: Drawings," Knoedler & Co., New York
"Donald Sultan: A Selection of Prints," Richard Green Gallery, New York
1988 "Donald Sultan’s Black Lemons," Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Montenay; Paris, France
"Donald Sultan;" La Galerie Alice Pauli; Lausanne, Switzerland
"Donald Sultan’s Black Lemons," Marina Hamilton Gallery, New York
1987 "Donald Sultan: Linoleum Paintings 12 x 12;" Akira Ikeda Gallery; Nagoya, Japan
"Donald Sultan: Cigarette Paintings 1980-81, Photographs 1985-86;" Traveling exhibition: Blum Helman Gallery, New York; Blum Helman Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
"Donald Sultan: Recent Painting," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: Small Paintings, Small Drawings 1978-87;" Barbara Krakow Gallery; Boston, Massachusetts
"Donald Sultan;" Traveling exhibition: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York.
"Donald Sultan;" Gian Enzo Sperone Gallery; Rome, Italy
"Donald Sultan: Black Lemons–Recent Prints;" Greg Kucera Gallery; Seattle, Washington
University Art Museum, Cal State; Long Beach, California; Print exhibition, part of the “Centric Series.”
1986 "Donald Sultan: Drawings," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: A Survey;" A.P. Giannini Gallery, Bank of America, World Headquarters; San Francisco, California
"Donald Sultan;" Galerie Montenay-Delsol; Paris, France
"Donald Sultan: Drawings;" Blum Helman Gallery; Los Angeles, California
"Donald Sultan: gravures monumentales;" Galerie de L’estampe Contemporaine Bibliotheque Nationale, Rostonde Colbert; Paris, France
"Donald Sultan: Drawings and Paintings;" The Greenberg Gallery; St. Louis, Missouri
1985 "Donald Sultan: New Paintings," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: New Paintings;" Traveling exhibition: Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia; Baxter Gallery, Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine; Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut; Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina; California State University, Long Beach, California.
"Donald Sultan, Small Paintings," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan;" Gian Enzo Sperone; Rome, Italy
1984 "Donald Sultan: New Paintings," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
1983 "Donald Sultan;" Akira Ikeda Gallery; Tokyo, Japan
1982 "Donald Sultan," Blum Helman Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan: Bilder und Zeichnungen;" Hans Strelow Gallery; Dusseldorf, Germany
1981 "Donald Sultan: Recent Paintings;" Daniel Weinberg Gallery; San Francisco, California
1980 "Donald Sultan," Willard Gallery, New York
1979 "Donald Sultan," Willard Gallery, New York
"Donald Sultan;" Young Hoffman Gallery; Chicago, Illinois
1977 "Donald Sultan," Artists Space, New York
"Turning the Room Sideways;" The Institute of the Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1 Special Projects Room; Long Island City, New York

Selected Public Commissions

1999 "Absolut Sultan" for Absolut Vodka
2000 "Art’otel Budapest by Donald Sultan" in conjunction with Park Plaza Worldwide

Selected Public Collections

The Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Addison Gallery of American Art; Andover, Massachusetts
Albright Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, New York
The Arkansas Art Center; Little Rock, Arkansas
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
Art Museum of Southeast Texas; Beaumont, Texas
Australian National Gallery; Canberra, Australia
Bank America Corporation
Brooks Museum of Art; Memphis, Tennessee
Butler Institute of American Art; Youngstown, Ohio
Cincinnati Art Museum; Cincinnati, Ohio
Cleveland Art Museum; Cleveland, Ohio
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Dallas, Texas
Denver Art Museum; Denver Colorado
Des Moines Art Center; Des Moines, Iowa
The Detroit Institute of Arts; Detroit, Michigan
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University; Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Hallmark Art Collection; Kansas City, Missouri
The High Museum of Art; Atlanta, Georgia
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Washington, D.C.
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art; La Jolla, California
Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum; Wilmington, North Carolina
Ludwig Museum; Budapest, Hungary
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design of the Kansas City Art Institute; Kansas City, Missouri
Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art; Tobataku Kitakyushu, Japan
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Mint Museums; Charlotte, North Carolina
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; La Jolla, California
The Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokyo, Japan
The Museum of Fine Arts; Boston, Massachusetts
The Museum of Fine Arts; Houston, Texas
Nelson-Atkins Museum; Kansas City, Missouri
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York; Purchase, New York
North Carolina Museum of Art; Raleigh, North Carolina
Palm Springs Art Museum; Palm Springs, California
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco, California
Singapore Museum of Art, Singapore
Smith College, Museum of Art; Northampton, Massachusetts
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
The St. Louis Art Museum; St. Louis, Missouri
Tate Gallery; London, England
The Toledo Museum of Art; Toledo, Ohio
The Virginia Museum of Fine Art; Richmond, Virginia
Walker Art Center; Minneapolis, Minnesota
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Awards

2010 North Carolina Award, the highest award a state can bestow upon a civilian
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award, The Houston Fine Art Fair