Originally from Long Island, New York, Michael Shaeffer relocated to Arkansas in the mid-90s. After finishing High School, Shaeffer found himself back home in New York where he attended the School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan and focused on illustration. This is where the current style of his work began to form. Stylized portraits confront the idea of personal identity and social status within American culture. Shaeffer currently resides in Little Rock Arkansas.
Shaeffer’s work has been featured in a great deal of group and solo exhibitions in Arkansas as well as New York and Kansas City over the past few years. His work on paper and canvas as well as his apparel line and accessory line (House of Shaeffer) can be found in a great number of private collections. He has been represented by M2 Gallery since 2018.