Wade Schaming was born in 1984 in Pittsburgh, PA. His sculptures are built through assemblage, allowing materials to remain unchanged from how they are found; they are used as is. This process gives new life to discarded and forgotten objects. Schaming studied at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (BA 2006) and the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (MFA 2010). He has participated in the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2012) and was an artist-in-residence at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2014), Residency 108, Clermont, NY (2014), The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX (2015) and the Keyholder Residency program at the Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (2015-16). In 2016 he will be an artist-in-residence at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.