Born 1973 Boston, MA
Lives and works in Watertown, MA

Representation: Kai Matsumiya Gallery



BFA, the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY
Solo Exhibitions:


Zoe Pettijohn Schade: Attempts at Self-Organization: Prevailing Bonds, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY


Zoe Pettijohn Schade: The Hard Problem, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY


Zoe Pettijohn Schade: Shifting Sets, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY


Zoe Pettijohn Schade: Crowds, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY


Zoe Pettijohn Schade, The Mona Bismarck American Center for Art and Culture, Paris, France


Zoe Pettijohn: Try Your Luck, Mixed Greens Gallery, New York, NY

Zoe Pettijohn: Repeating Landscapes and Patterned Sieves, Kenny Schachter Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY


Zoe Pettijohn: Painted Repeats, The Arts Club Of Washington, Washington, D.C.

Group Exhibitions:


The Madness of Crowds, carriage trade, New York , NY


The 14th Shanghai Biennale, Cosmos Cinema, Power Station of Art, Shanghia, China

Weathering, Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY


Our Secret Fire, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY

Social Photography IX, Carriage Trade, New York, NY


Animal Crossing, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX (curated by Dana Frankfort and Jackie Gendel)

Love Match, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA

Social Photography VIII, Carriage Trade, New York, NY


Less is a Bore, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (curated by Jenelle Porter)(catalog)

deCordova New England Biennial 2019, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (curated by Sarah Montross) (catalog)

Social Photography VII, Carriage Trade, New York, NY


Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

The Creek Flows Into The River, Walnut Hill Fine Art, Hudson, NY (curated by Richard Saja)

The Nature Lab, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY (curated by Eric Wolf) (catalog)

Sun Worship and Solar Machines, fpac, Boston, MA (curated by Kari Adelaide and Max Razdow)


Looking Back / The 10th White Columns Annual, White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs)

World Made By Hand, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Sam Gordon)

Chronic Blooms, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Foundation Barbin Presents: Redeux (Sort of), Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York, NY

Wonderland, No. Six Depot, West Stockbridge, MA (curated by Phil and Sue Knoll)


Prime Matter, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden (catalog)

Group Exhibition, Kai Matsumiya Gallery at Nada Miami, Miami, FL

Group Exhibition, Kai Matsumiya Gallery at Nada Miami, Miami, FL

Casheesh 8, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
The Last Brucennial, Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
Prime Matter, Senaspace, New York, NY


It Hurts So Good To Be Loved So Bad, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)


Graphomania, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

Grey Full, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young)

Double Vision, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

A Selection from the Collection, Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Taking Shape, Standpipe Gallery, New York, NY


Natural Reaction, Heskin Contemporary Satellite Space at Metropolitan Green, Brooklyn, NY    

The Air Is Thick, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Joshua Marsh)


Precurse, Nationalmuseum, Berlin, Germany (curated by John Hodany)

Gouache and Gouache Only, Andrea Meislin Gallery and Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
Hand Drawn, Artist Storefront Project, Pittsfield, MA    


Gouache and Gouache Only, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA


Boys Meet Girls, Salon Centro, Mexico City, Mexico (curated by Katya Gardea Browne)


Eve, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

New American Talent, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX (curated by Jerry Saltz)(catalog)


Light Show, GoldSpace, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Bettina Johae, Christopher Schade, and Eddie Steinhauer)

Tensionism, Rove, New York, NY (curated by Kenny Schachter)

Green Room, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

Hospitality, A Constructed World Project, Foxxy Productions, Brooklyn, NY    


Full Serve, Rove, New York, NY (curated by Kenny Schachter)

I Hate New York, 107 Shoreditch High Street, London, England (curated by Kenny Schachter)

Showroom, Inaugural Exhibition of the Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY (curated by Ian Berry)



Carey, Brainard, “Interview with Zoe Pettijohn Schade”, Yale University Radio, May 21, 2023


Razdow, Kari Adelaide. “10 Contemporary Artists to Get to Know,” Nylon, October 4, 2019,


Schwabsky, Barry. “Zoe Pettijohn Schade at Kai Matsumiya,” Art Forum (print), Summer Edition, June, 2018, pgs. 307-308

Dartley, Alec. “A conversation with Zoe Pettijohn Schade,” North of the Internet, May 18, 2018,

Yau, John. "Zoe Pettijohn Schade Looks at the Inevitable and Doesn't Blink," Hyperallergic, May 6, 2018,

Heinrich, Will. "What to See in New York Galleries This Week," The New York Times (print), April 18, 2018, pg. C17


Higgs, Matthew. “Best of 2015,” Artforum (print), December, 2015, pg. 231

Gallant, Elise. “ Purple Diary- Zoe Pettijohn Schade ‘Crowds’ at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York,” Purple Fashion Magazine, April 22, 2015,

Scott, Andrea. “Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker (print), April 20, 2015, pg. 14

Neal, Patrick. "Contradictory Patterns and Decorative Illusions," Hyperallergic, April 7, 2015,

Dilio, Vincent and Herriman, Kat. “Zoe Pettijohn Schade’s Artful Histories,” W Magazine, March 26, 2015,


Kohler, William Eckhardt. “In Between: Various Artists at Various Galleries on the Lower East Side,” The Huffington Post, January 2, 2014,


Saltz, Jerry. “To Do: January 1-15, 2014,” New York Magazine, December 29, 2013,

Newton, Maud. “Now That’s Old School,” New York Times Magazine (print), October 20, 2013, pg. 17

Fanning, Alyssa. “Zoe Pettijohn Schade; On small scale infinities, revitalizing the textile tradition and avoiding lengthy wall texts,” Bomb Magazine, August 7, 2013,


Anderson, Ragnar. "Go Brooklyn Art, Greenpoint Artist: Zoe Pettijohn Schade Stratifies Order and Disorder," Greenpointers, September 6, 2012, stratifies-order-and-disorder/

Neal, Patrick. "Forms of Life: Breathing New Life into Traditional Genres," Hyperallergic, April 19, 2012,


London, Jill. “Infinite Room, Images in Gouache and Gold: Jill London interviews Zoe Pettijohn Schade about her Art,” The Gilder’s Tip, July 2010, Volume 24, No. 2, pgs. 6-7


Hill, Lori. “Friday First Focus: Cerulean Arts,” Philadelphia City Paper, April 1, 2009


Fierst, Max. “Zoe Pettijohn: Lace Mitosis,” Columbia Journal, Winter 2001, Issue 34, pgs. 163-167



Blanche E. Colman Award, BNY Mellon, Boston, MA


Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY


Fulbright U.S. Research Scholars Grant to Paris, France

Curatorial Projects:


Prime Matter, with co-curators Madlen Herrstrom and Christopher Schade, Teckningsmuseet, Laholm, Sweden


Prime Matter, with co-curator Christopher Schade, Senaspace, New York, NY


Speakers, with co-curators Michael Lee and Christopher Schade, 111 Front Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

From Life, with co-curator Christopher Schade, Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY


Artist Lecture Series, monthly lecture series with co-curators Michael Lee and Christopher Schade, Greenpoint Studio, Brooklyn, NY