b. 1971 Austin, TX, lives and works in Watertown, MA
Assistant Professor of Art at University of Massachusetts Boston
Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Art (Plan II Honors Humanities and Studio Art), The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Blanche E. Colman Award, BNY Mellon, Boston, MA
Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
New American Painting Issue 68, curator Darsie Alexander, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Baltimore Museum of Art
The Arch and Anne Giles Kimbrough Grant, The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Abstracted Landscapes, The Painting Center Project Room, New York, NY (upcoming)
Fortifications, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (upcoming)
Passing Islands, Boston Design Center, Boston, MA curators The Sphinx Northeast (Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow)
Don’t Make a Scene, with Tracy Molis, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY
Christopher Schade and Josette Urso, Luchsinger Gallery, Greenwich Academy, Greenwich, CT curator Erin Riley
Islands, d berman gallery, Austin, TX (catalog)
Alec Dartley and Christopher Schade, Pooke Gallery, Natick, MA
Island Painting, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX (catalog)
Figurative Forms: Christopher Schade Paintings and Drawings, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Robert Dale Anderson: Dark Ages and Christopher Schade: Drawings, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
Sandra Fiedorek and Christopher Schade, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
New Work: Christopher Schade, Slugfest Gallery, Austin, TX
Recent Work: Christopher Schade and Nyame Brown, The Butcher Shop Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
The Sword in the Sun, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY curator Essye Klempner
Love Match, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA curators Beth Kantrowitz and Kathleen O'Hara
Chie Fueki's Mother Altar, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY
Small and Smaller, SITE: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curator Heather Darcy Bhandari
Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY curator Rachael Wren (catalog)
Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York, NY
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
The Works On Paper Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
The Landscape Show, Park Place Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
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
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
Prime Matter, Senaspace, New York, NY
DRAWING?, Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Casheesh 8, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
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
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
Chain Letter, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, MA
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
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
The Air Is Thick, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA curator Joshua Marsh
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
Heat, d berman gallery, Austin, TX
Boys Meet Girls, Nina Menocal Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico curator Katya Gardea Browne
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
Lightshow, ClockTower Properties, Brooklyn, NY
Primal Destinations, Garage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Invited Exhibition of Montclair State University, Wonkwang Culture Center, Iskan City, South Korea
Five by Seven by X, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Five by Seven by X, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
Drawing, dberman Gallery, Austin, TX
Recent Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings, Century 900 Gallery, Chicago, IL
Katy Diamond Hamer, "The Sphinx Northeast Returns to Boston with Christopher Schade's 'Passing Islands'", online edition of Boston Art Review, access date: February 2, 2020.
Graham W. Bell, "Social Photography VI", online edition of The Brooklyn Rail, access date: August 10, 2018.
Sarah Cascone, "Editors’ Picks: 11 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week", online edition of Artery, access date: July 31, 2018.
Frontspiece of the image, “Arch 3 (Ithaca/Paris/Winter/Day)” in Raritan: A Quarterly Review, November, 2017.
Rachel Small, "How To Make A Scene, Or Not" Interview Magazine, published February 11, 2016.
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.
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
Patrick Neal, "Forms of Life: Breathing New Life into Traditional Genres", Hyperallergic, hyperallergic.com, April 19, 2012, online.
Ragnar Anderson, “Go Brooklyn Art, Greenpoint Artist: Christopher Schade Strategically Obstructs,” Greenpointers.Com, access date: September 7, 2012.
“Taking Shape,” ArtFuse, access date: October 14, 2011.
Hill, Lori, “Friday First Focus: Cerulean Arts”, Philadelphia City Paper, April 1, 2009
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.
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.
Joshua Marsh, “A Conversation with Christopher Schade,” Christopher Schade: Islands, August 2006, pp. 6-14.
Jean-Claire van Ryzin, “Curator Weaves New Craftiness into Expanded ‘New American Talent’ Show,” The Austin American Statesman, July 1, 2004, D8.
Wayne Alan Brenner, “Sandra Fiedorek, Christopher Schade,” The Austin Chronicle, July 1, 2001, p.43.
Prime Matter, with co-curators Zoe Pettijohn Schade and Madlen Herrstrom, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden
Prime Matter, with co-curator Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Senaspace, New York, NY
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
Artist Lecture Series- monthly lecture series in the studio with co-curators Michael Lee and Zoe Pettijohn Schade. Brooklyn, NY
Raymond Dumas and Michael Lee Anitdote Artist Curatorial Project, Brooklyn, NY
Taking Shape, with co-curator Zoe Pettijohn Schade, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY
Juror for Above and Below I-10: Cross Country, Howard Payne University, Brownwood, TX
Judge for DUMBO Arts Festival, Two Trees Management, Brooklyn, NY
Panelist for Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR
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.
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.
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
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.
Visiting Artist Critic Junior Painting, Boston University, Boston, MA, November 25 and December 4
Visiting Artist Critic MFA Low Residency Program, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, January 11 and June 28.
Visiting Lecturer Drawing I/II, Dartmouth College Studio Art Department, Hanover, NH, June 20- August 20.
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.
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.
Lecture and Undergraduate Critiques, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain, February 2.
Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, March 15.