Christian Ebert was born and raised in Aschaffenburg, a small town outside of Frankfurt in Germany and graduated from high school in the nearby city of Darmstadt in 1998. After taking classes at the Fotogram in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and courses in painting, drawing, and printmaking at the European Art Academy in Trier in Germany, he moved to San Francisco in 2003 to join the San Francisco Art Institute's undergraduate painting program. He graduated with a BFA in painting in 2006 and returned to SFAI in the fall of 2007 for his MFA studies.

He has been exhibiting his work locally in various juried—and group—shows in non-profit venues such as The Intersection for the Arts and The Lab as well as alternative spaces such as The Budget Gallery, 132, and most recently The Klimm Gallery. In 2005, Christian had the opportunity to present his painting, Surprise Attack, in his first solo show at the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, and a group of paintings, collages, and drawings were included in the 18. Open Art Festival 2006 in Frankenthal, his first exhibition in Germany.

From 2005 to the present, he has been collaborating on an art history project with Carlos Villa and Maria Bonn, titled Re-historicizing The Time Around Abstract Expressionism In The San Francisco Bay Area 1950s–1970s to create an alternative archive of interviews and discussions with Bay Area artists working during that time.

Christian currently works on a group of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, that explore the notion of Heimat or Home, a place of belonging and identification, by constructing spaces and objects from memories he associates with being at home both in San Francisco and Germany.