Phil Sultz is a painter, collagist, writer, and photographer. His visual work has been represented by Allan Stone Gallery allanstoneprojects.com in New York since 1977, and has been exhibited by numerous other galleries both in the US and abroad. His collages appeared in the 1976 exhibition Forty Years of American Collage at Buecker and Harpsichords Gallery, New York. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1975.
Sultz is a published poet, memoirist, and short story writer. He co-founded Singing Bone Press, producing limited-edition poetry art-books, and has served as poetry editor of Green Revolution Magazine. His poetry and writing have been published online by Per Contra, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, The Three Quarter Review, Matchbook, Everyday Genius and BlazeVOX, as well as in The Binnacle Review, Passager Magazine, and 2014 and 2012 issues of Fifth Wednesday Journal. In 2013 he was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
A published photographer and writer on western settlement life, with an extensive collection of photographs at the Jackson Hole Historical Society, he was an early contributor of articles and photographs to The American West: Journal of the Western History Association.
Sultz attended Albright Art School and Cranbrook Academy of Art with mentors Charles Burchfield and Zoltan Sepeshy. He taught in higher education for 30 years at Kansas City Art Institute, Rhode Island School of Design, and Webster University, where he is Professor Emeritus. In addition to his teaching career, he has been employed as a steel worker at Bethlehem Steel; elevator operator at The Astor and Biltmore, NYC; horse wrangler in Montana; and fire lookout, backcountry ranger, and mountain rescue in Grand Teton National Park. He was a Midwest coordinator for the Wounded Knee Legal Defense/Offense Committee, and founder of Americans for Indian Self Determination in St. Louis.