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 been selected for numerous residencies, including the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, Bronx, NY (2012), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2014), and Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY (2016). He lives and works in New York City.