Areas of Expertise
MFA, Painting and Printmaking, Yale University, 1997
BAA, Plan II (Honors Humanities) and Studio Art (Painting),The University of Texas at Austin, 1995
Christopher Schade was born in Austin, Texas and was raised in Austin and in Quirihue, Chile. Schade received his Bachelor of Arts in Art from the University of Texas at Austin in Plan II Honors Humanities and Studio Art in Painting and then received his Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Upon graduation he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Schade’s paintings have been recognized with awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, BNY Mellon and the Dallas Museum of Art. His exhibitions include solo shows at The Painting Center, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, the Boston Design Center, dberman Gallery, Conduit Gallery and group exhibitions at The Painting Center, Park Place Gallery, Blackburn 20/20, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brian Morris Gallery, GRG gallery, Drive-By Projects, and Geoffrey
Young Gallery. His work is in the flat files of Pierogi Gallery and online in the White Columns' Curated Artist Registry and The Painting Center's Art File Gallery. Schade’s work has been written about in Boston Art Review, Interview Magazine, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Dallas Art Revue, Austin American-Statesman and The Austin Chronicle.
Schade is a founder of the Artist Lecture Series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and has curated numerous group exhibitions, most recently Prime Matter at the Teckningsmuseet (Museum of Drawings) in Laholm, Sweden. In the fall of 2016, he joined the University of Massachusetts Boston Art Department as an Assistant Professor of Art teaching painting and drawing. In addition to teaching, he organizes the Visiting Artist Lecture Series for the department.