Someone You Should Know: Artist Shaine Schroeder

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Art has always been a part of Shaine Schroeder’s life. As a little boy he picked up drawing.

He’s more recently taken his work to a larger space.

“You could sit down for an hour and a half and draw on an 8 by 10 piece of paper and it can look fine but it’s a totally different story when you’re putting it onto a 30 foot wall,” he said.

His work graces the back patio of M.B. Haskett.

It also hangs on the walls of another restaurant, Bro’s Brasserie Americano.

His most recent piece, the mural behind Pave’s newest upstairs bar, came with a new challenge.

“I had to paint on the ceiling. Behind the bar is this kind of curved quarter circle that basically transitions on to the ceiling and I never painted on anything like that.”

One of his most well known pieces is also one of his favorites.

“The piece’s name is Confetti,” he said, standing outside of the mural painted on the side of Common Sense.

“I had a blast doing it. I think the colors speak to everything I’ve ever wanted to express.”

Bright colors are a staple in his work.

“I love Sioux falls, it’s just, hard for anyone in this city to have six months of gray skies so that’s kind of the message that I’m trying to get across is like, ‘Hey it’s not that bad, take a look at this.”

Schroeder’s work is covering more than just the walls of Sioux Falls, its spreading online too.

“Some stranger that you’ve never seen in your entire life tags you on Instagram or something like that and puts ‘Oh, we ran into this amazing mural!’ And it’s just like, that’s just a really good feeling,” he said.

This city that celebrates and embraces its artists is one Schroeder is happy to call home.

“It’s one of those cities that’s big but not too big, and it feels like, I’ve said this before, it feels like we’re on the cusp of something big because there’s so much of a culture explosion.”

Being able to paint his passion on the walls here is something this artist considers a gift.

“When these projects come to a close, I have a very hard time wrapping it up. I just kind of do anything I can to draw it out a little but more which, I down know what that says about me, it’s kind of a weird. It’s like I’ve been given a gift and I don’t quite want to let it go yet.”

More of his work can be found here:

Schroeder is working on a new piece of art in downtown Sioux Falls. He isn’t saying exactly where yet, but pictures of the new mural should be popping up soon.

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