Shaine Schroeder was born in 1983 at the tender age of zero on the Midwest plains of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. At age five he began attempting reproductions of cartoons with crayon and failing miserably. But he soldiered on out of sheer boredom in a time before the internet existed. He focused on his craft, obsessing over the minutiae of what had once been simplistic renderings.
High school was the catalyst for pursuing art as a career. Faculty took notice and encouraged limits to be pushed. Shortly after enrollment in college he earned a position on the dean’s list and eventually would study under the Senior Industrial Designer / Art Director at Fender Guitars, under whom he learned about the business end of the art world.
Shaine has received awards from museums, government officials, completed dozens of murals, had work featured in music videos, motion pictures, periodicals, and has a client list ranging from film and television actors and directors, to musicians, fashion, restaurants and everything in between.
Shaine has lived, worked, and exhibited in Phoenix, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently Los Angeles, California. He currently lives and works in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
"My work is my reality. It's how I see things, and I can't shut it off. There's a perpetual circus in my head. I don't want it to resemble a photograph. If that were the case, I'd save countless hours and click the shutter button. I have a difficult time attempting to make everything on canvas look perfect. Instead I paint it exactly how I see it. To me, that's art- filtering what you see through your own headspace, your own life experience. Some think art is silly, but it's one of the few things I've ever taken seriously."