b. 1971 Austin, TX
lives and works in Boston, MA
Assistant Professor of Art at University of Massachusetts Boston
1997 Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MA
1995 Bachelor of Arts in Art (Plan II Honors Humanities and Studio Art), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
2015 Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
2007 New American Painting Issue 68, curator Darsie Alexander, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art
2001 The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Grant, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 Don’t Make a Scene, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Christopher Schade and Josette Urso, Luchsinger Gallery, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT curator Erin Riley
2007 Islands, d berman gallery, Austin, TX (catalog)
Alec Dartley and Christopher Schade, Pooke Gallery, Natick, MA
2006 Island Painting, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalog)
2003 Figurative Forms: Christopher Schade Paintings and Drawings, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2001 Robert Dale Anderson: Dark Ages and Christopher Schade: Drawings, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Sandra Fiedorek and Christopher Schade, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
1999 New Work: Christopher Schade, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX
1998 Recent Work: Christopher Schade and Nyame Brown, The Butcher Shop Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 The Creek Flows Into The River, Walnut Hill Fine Art, Hudson, NY curator Richard Saja
The Nature Lab, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY curator Eric Wolf (catalog)
True North, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY curator Julie Torres
2017 The Works On Paper Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Landscape Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Chronic Blooms, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrngton, MA
Reality Is Wrong, Dreams Are For Real, David&Schweitzer Contemporary Annex, Brooklyn, NY curators Brian Morris, Sue and Phil Knoll
Hanging Paper, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrngton, MA
Wonderland, No. Six Depot, West Stockbridge, MA curators Sue and Phil Knoll
2015 Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
Earth Dreams, Eagle Studio, Brooklyn, NY curator Alyssa E. Fanning (catalog)
TSA Flatfile Program 2015-16, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York, Brooklyn, NY
Faculty Exhibition 2015 Department of Art and Design, George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ curator John Rasmussen
2014 Prime Matter, Senaspace, New York, NY
DRAWING?, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Casheesh 8, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2013 Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY curator Geoffrey Young
2012 Casheesh 6, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Speakers, 111 Front Gallery, Dumbo, NY
From Life, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Chain Letter, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, MA
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Paper Trails: Work from the New York Metro, Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Art and Design Aukland, New Zeland curators Saydi Kaufman and David Keefe
Natural Reaction, Heskin Contemporary Satellite Space at Metropolitan Green, Brooklyn, NY curator Elizabeth Heskin
2009 The Air Is Thick, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA curator Joshua Marsh
2008 Precurse, Nationalmuseum, Berlin, Germany curator John Hodany
Bornagain Again, FiveMyles, Brooklyn, NY curator Eddy Steinhauer
Cultural Corridor III, Storefront Artists Project, Pittsfield, MA, curators Peter Dudek and Geoffrey Young
2006 Heat, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2005 Boys Meet Girls, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico curator Katya Gardea Browne
2004 Private, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
New American Talent, ArtHouse the Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX curator Jerry Saltz
The Third Coast: Texas on Townsend, Haley Martin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Lightshow, ClockTower Properties, Brooklyn, NY
Primal Destinations, Garage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Invited Exhibition of Montclair State University, Wonkwang Culture Center, Iskan City, South Korea
2002 Five by Seven by X, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
2001 Five by Seven by X, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
2000 Drawing, dberman Gallery, Austin, TX
Recent Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings, Century 900 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016 Rachel Small, "How To Make A Scene, Or Not" Interview Magazine, published February 11, 2016.
2015 Jillian Stienhauer, “ArtRx NYC,” Hyperallergic, access date: November 24, 2015.
Martin Hägg, “Drawing in Its Own Right, ”Omkonst.., access date: October 22, 2015.
Per Kagström, “102 Artists Will Participate At The Exhibition in Laholm,” Hallandsposten, access date: September 18, 2015.
2014 William Eckhardt Kohler, “In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side,” The Huffington Post, access date: January 1, 2014. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/william-eckhardt-kohler/post_6569_b_4528759.htm
2012 Patrick Neal, "Forms of Life: Breathing New Life into Traditional Genres", Hyperallergic, hyperallergic.com, April 19, 2012, online.
2009 Hill, Lori, “Friday First Focus: Cerulean Arts”, Philadelphia City Paper, April 1, 2009
2007 Erin Keever, “Exhibit Captures the Art of the Island,” The Austin American Statesman, January 11, 2007, D7.
Amanda Douberley, “Christopher Schade: Islands,” The Austin Chronicle, January 26, 2007, p.55.
2006 Michael Helsem, “The Drama of Discontinuous Space,” Dallas Art Revue, September 23, 2006, online.
Nikki Moore, “Heat,” The Austin Chronicle, July 7, 2006, Vol. 25, No. 45, p. 47.
Hillary McMahan, “Heat at d berman,” Cantanker Magazine, June 19, 2006, online.
2004 Jean-Claire van Ryzin, “Curator Weaves New Craftiness into Expanded ‘New American Talent’ Show,” The Austin American Statesman, July 1, 2004, D8.
2001 Wayne Alan Brenner, “Sandra Fiedorek, Christopher Schade,” The Austin Chronicle, July 1, 2001, p.43.
2016- present Rafius Fane Gallery, Boston, MA
2012- present Perogi Flat Files, Perogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Prime Matter, with co-curators Zoe Pettijohn Schade and Madlen Herrstrom, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
2014 Prime Matter, with co-curator Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Senaspace, New York, NY
2012 Speakers, with co-curators Zoe Pettijohn Schade and Michael Lee 111 Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
From Life, with co-curator Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2011- present Artist Lecture Series- monthly lecture series in the studio with co-curators Michael Lee and Zoe Pettijohn Schade. Brooklyn, NY
2011 “Raymond Dumas and Michael Lee” Anitdote Artist Curatorial Project, Brooklyn, NY
Taking Shape, with co-curator Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
PANELS 2015 Juror for Above and Below I-10: Cross Country, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX
2011-10 Judge for DUMBO Arts Festival, Two Trees Management, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Panelist for Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
2000 “Pfrang’s True Art Is A Search For The True Self”, Review of Erwin Pfrang solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, May 6, 2000, D8.
“Revealing Each Artist’s ‘Exquisite Eye’”, Review of seven women Mexican photographers, The Austin American-Statesman, March 4, 2000, D8.
1999 “Fowler Landscapes Marked by Frenetic Strokes”, Review of Gordon Fowler solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, December 18, 1999, D6.
“Risk-Takers Emerge from Overstuffed UT Exhibit”, Review of University of Texas at Austin faculty exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, November 13, 1999, D10.
“2 UT Artists Explore Tradition in Almost Opposite Directions”, Review of Bradley Petersen and Dan Sutherland exhibition, The Austin American- Statesman, October 23, 1999, D10.
“Photographers Top Class of New Talents”, Review of New American Talent 14 exhibition: curator Amanda Cruz, The Austin American-Statesman, September 30, 1999, E8.
“From the Gulf Coast, A Touch of Art, A Roomful of Artifice”, Review of group exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, July 15, 1999, 47.
Review of Daniel Dove solo exhibition, ArtLies A Texas Art Journal, Summer 1999, Number 23, p.51.
“Lundberg’s Views From Above Bring Human Nature Into Focus,” Review of Bill Lundberg solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, July 10, 1999, D8.
“Artist Brudniak Pays Tribute With Blood”, Review of Steve Brudniak solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, April 10, 1999, D7.
“Matisse, Picasso’s Relationship Explored”, Review of Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse exhibition: curator Yve Alain-Bois, The Austin American-Statesman, March 6, 1999, D10.
“Duran’s Painting Style Attracts Too Much Attention to Itself”, Review of Fidencio Duran solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, February 13, 1999, D9.
1998 “A Distress Call”, Review of Michael Krueger solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, December 5, 1998, D10.
“200 Years of Lithography Rolled Into One Exhibit”, Review of group exhibition curator Jonathan Bober, The Austin American-Statesman, September 26, 1998, D12.
“Does Myth Need Bucking?”, Review of group exhibition of Texas artists, The Austin American- Statesman, September 19, 1998, E7.
Review of Margo Sawyer solo exhibition, ArtLies A Texas Art Journal, Fall 1998, Number 20, p.49.
“The Heart of the Matter”, Review of Sydney Yager and Ellen Berman exhibition, The Austin American- Statesman, June 27, 1998, C9.
“Modernism Rejected”, Review of group exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, June 20, 1998, C8.
“Connor Works Wonders in Wood Block”, Review of Ann Conner, The Austin American-Statesman, February 16, 1998, E3.
“More Hype Than Hard Work”, Review of Jack Nichols, The Austin American-Statesman, January 15, 1998, 4
1997 “Abstract X 10”, Review of ten Texas abstract painters exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, November 27, 1997, 59.
“Absence Makes the Minimalist Art Grow Profounder”, Review of group exhibition, The Austin American- Statesman, November 26, 1997, E7.
“The Story of An Artist”, Review of Peter Saul solo exhibition, The Austin American-Statesman, November 22, 1997, E6.
2018 Visiting Lecturer Painting II/III and Drawing II/III, Dartmouth College Studio Art Department, Hanover, NH, June 21- August 21.
Visiting Critic Foundation Drawing, Rhode Island School of Design, May 23.
2015 Lecture and Graduate Critiques, Montclair State University Department of Art and Design, Montclair, NJ, February 10.
Lecture, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, February 4.
2013 Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain, February 2.
2006 Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, March 15.