Michael Schultz has been creating photographs for over 30 years. His images are in private, public, and corporate collections. Among these are the N.C. Museum of Art, St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, The Federal Reserve Bank, Charlotte, N.C., US Bank, Daum Museum and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. He has participated in numerous group and one person exhibitions. Mike is diverse in his photographic skills, equally at home in the natural landscape or deep inside an industrial complex on a corporate assignment. His fine art images are represented by the Sherry Leedy Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, the The New Gallery of Modern Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2005 he was one of twenty seven North Carolina artists selected to represent the state of art in North Carolina. This resulted in exhibitions at the N.C. Museum of Art and the Mint Museum.
Michael has made many photographs within active steel production plants, quarries, foundry facilities and other industrial businesses. Resulting prints are often found in corporate executive and reception spaces.
In 2008 Michael released a ground breaking book entitled “Foundry Work”. This book contains approximately 150 full page color images of the work within large foundries in the US and Europe.
In 2010 Michael was honored to receive a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. As a Fellow, Michael will expand on a more global scale the visual documentation and artistic interpretation of the work within large steel and iron foundries. A second book will be released from this work.
In addtion to the Guggenheim Fellowship, Michael has been awarded an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in recognition of “artisitc abilites and creative excellence of work”.
Mike and his wife Terry live in West Fork, Arkansas.