Christopher Schade was born and raised in Austin, Texas and spent much of his childhood living throughout Latin America in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru. 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 Masters in Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. Upon graduation he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
He has had solo exhibitions at Kai Matsumiya Gallery in New York, dberman gallery in Austin, Texas and Conduit Gallery in Dallas, Texas. His group exhibitions in New York City include shows at GRG gallery and Brian Morris Gallery, in Massachusetts at Geoffrey Young Gallery and Sampson Projects Gallery, and The Contemporary Austin Jones Center in Texas. His work is currently in the flatfiles of Pierogi Gallery. His work has been written about in Interview Magazine, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Dallas Art Revue, Austin American-Statesman and The Austin Chronicle.
He is a founder of the Artist Lecture Series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and has curated numerous group shows most recently “Prime Matter” which was up until January of 2016 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 (Painting and Drawing) and he continues to teach landscape painting in Paris, France during the summers for International Studies Abroad. Christopher Schade is a 2015 Fellow in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.