SULTAN-Donald_Black Lantern Flowers, 2018_shaped aluminum with black powder coat on polished aluminum base_28x21.5x4 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Lantern Flowers, Black and White, Oct 4, 2017_silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on museum board_58x58 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Big Yellow Lantern Flowers, May 1, 2014_painted aluminum on polished stainless steel base_59x65.75x11 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Big Black Lantern Flowers, May 1, 2014_painted aluminum on polished stainless steel base_59x65.75x11 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Aqua and Black, Nov 6, 2015_color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on museum board_46x46 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Blue and Black, Nov 6, 2015_color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on museum board_46x46 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Silver and Black_color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on museum board_46x46 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Yellow and Black, Nov 6, 2015_color silkscreen with enamel inks and flocking on museum board_46x46 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Big Yellow Poppies_painted aluminum_72x72 inches on 1.25x11.5x63 inch base
SULTAN-Donald_Big Yellow Poppies_painted aluminum_72x72 inches on 1.25x11.5x63 inch base_additional
SULTAN-Donald_Big Corten Poppies, 2015_Corten Steel_96x96x3.75 inches
SULTAN-Donald_White Tulips and Vase, April 4, 2014_painted aluminum on polished aluminum base_24x20x3.5 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Lantern Flowers, Feb 19, 2012_color silkscreen with enamel inks and tar-like texture on museum board_41x77 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Lantern Flowers, Feb 16, 2012_color silkscreen with enamel inks and tar-like texture on museum board_41x77 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Lantern Flowers, Feb 18, 2012_color silkscreen with enamel inks and tar-like texture on museum board_41x77 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Lantern Flowers, Feb 17, 2012_color silkscreen with enamel inks and tar-like texture on museum board_41x77 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Black White Fuzzy Dice, Nov 9, 2017_silkscreen inks with flocking on museum board_24 x 24 inches
SULTAN-Donald_White White Fuzzy Dice, Nov 9, 2017_silkscreen inks with flocking on museum board_24 x 24 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Red and White, Feb 10, 2017_color silkscreen with over-printed flocking on museum board_32x32 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Blue and White, Feb 10, 2017_color silkscreen with over-printed flocking on museum board_32x32 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Yellow and White, Feb 10, 2017_color silkscreen with over-printed flocking on museum board_32x32 inches
SULTAN-Donald_Mimosa, April 30, 2015_18-color silkscreen with white flocking on museum board_51x60 inches

1975 – Received M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago

1973 – Received B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sultan, an internationally recognized artist who rose to prominence in the late 1970s as part of the “New Image” movement, is known for elevating the still-life tradition through the deconstruction of his subjects into basic forms and the use of industrial materials. His paintings characteristically employ enamel, roofing tar, aluminum, linoleum, and spackle, pushing the boundaries of the medium through techniques of gouging, sanding, and buffing to create flatness, depth, and texture. The works are made of the same materials as the building in which the viewer stands; the architecture participates in the paintings. Weighty and structured, Sultan’s paintings are simultaneously abstract and representational: while his imagery is immediately recognizable – flowers, daily objects, insignia, idle factories – the dominating, abstract forms contradict its common association with fragility.

Born in Asheville, North Carolina, Sultan studied at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and later received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. His first solo exhibition was mounted in 1977 at Artists Space in New York, and his work has since been exhibited worldwide in solo and group exhibitions, including at: the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Gotlands Konst Museum, Sweden; Institute of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Musée d’art Contemporain, Montreal; National Galerie, Berlin; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. His work is included in internationally renowned public and private collections, among them The Art Institute of Chicago; British Museum; Cincinnati Art Museum; Cleveland Art Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Detroit Institute of Arts; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Neuberger Museum at SUNY-Purchase, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Singapore Museum of Art; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Gallery, London; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.