Born in Rochester, N.Y. Ryan Schroeder attended the Maryland Institute College of Art on a series of scholarships and merit based grants. While a student he traveled to Europe twice, once as a study abroad in Florence, and a second time when he traded a painting for a flight to Sweden. He graduated from MICA in 2009, Magna Cum Laude, with a Major in Painting, and Minor in Art History. Since graduation he has worked as a Freelance Artist in New York and the Hamptons for the better part of the last two years. Although he currently lives in Baltimore, M.D. he shows his work regularly at the Oxford Gallery in Rochester, N.Y. where he has been represented since 2010. He also exhibited work in a number of shows including Utopias: New Visions and Better Places in Contemporary Art, a National Juried Show at the Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery. He has also shown work at William Bennett Gallery in Manhattan in Glimpse: Enigmatic Visions Exhibition, and at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, V.A.