John Shane is a Ukrainian born artist who has been active in the Chicago art scene for over 25 years. After his parents saw potential in art from the early age of 5, they sent him to a local art school where he took classes throughout most of his adolescence. He continued his art education into high school where he attended the prestigious Chicago Academy for the Arts. He then went on to Northern Illinois University where he majored in Painting and received a BA in Fine Art. Throughout the years his work has run the gamut between naturalistic work to abstract work and everything in between. This extremely eclectic aesthetic mirrors his interest in a wide variety of styles and subject matter. He has shown in many galleries and spaces around Chicago, including commercial businesses and corporate offices.