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 favorite cartoons, sketching with crayon, or pencil, and failing miserably. But he soldiered on out of sheer boredom and awkward circumstance when his parents were divorced. He focused on his craft, obsessing over the minutiae of what had once been simplistic renderings.
High school was the catalyst for solidifying a pursuit in the arts as a lifelong passion. Faculty took notice and encouraged limits to be pushed. Shortly after enrollment in college Shaine earned a position on the dean’s list and eventually would study under Shawn Greene, the Senior Industrial Designer and Art Director at Fender Guitars, under whom he learned about the business end of the art world.
Shaine has since received numerous awards from museums, government officials, completed dozens of murals, had his work featured in music videos, magazines, newspapers, and has a client list that runs the gamut from film and television actors and directors, to fashion, to restaurants and everything in between.
Shaine has lived, studied, worked, and exhibited in such places as Phoenix, Arizona, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and most recently Los Angeles, California. Shaine currently resides and works in his hometown of 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 fifty hours and click the shutter button. People toil away on details getting every eyelash to look exactly how it does on a model. I put it on paper exactly how I see it. To me, that's realistic- filtering what you see through your own headspace, your own life experience. Some think art is silly, but it's the only thing I've ever taken seriously."