Wade Schaming was born in 1984 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He has been awarded numerous fellowships and residencies, including Yaddo, Saltonstall Arts Colony and The Edward F. Albee Foundation. He lives and works in New York City.