An outsider's outsider, Schnaiberg's first art teacher was his grandfather, who studied with Arthur Lismer then built an Art Brut collage 'salon' for over 20 years...
After seventeen semesters in art-school [kicked out of some, quit some] Lee finally recieved a BFA. Spent a decade VJing (Orbital, Aphex Twin, Tsuyoshi Suzuki, the live AV band Technopest and GodSpeed You! Black Emperor) and making experimental documentaries about climate-change solutions, which led into a decade and a half making eco-capital sculptures using capital as the primary medium.
Since 2012 Lee has returned to the picture-plane both with his TSIB The Space In Between multimedia series, and his new abstract-expressionist and post-impressionist cellphone pantings.
Lee has won awards for his paintings (Laureat du Quebec; CollegeArt '86), videos (Canadian Student Film Festival), and climate movies (EarthVision'98 in Santa Cruz). The Space In Between has recently been written about in Tripping on nothing: placebo psychedelics and contextual factors (published in Springer Nature 2020) where they imply his paintings make people as high as if they ate mushrooms.