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 is a past resident of the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (2012), Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2014), Residency 108, Clermont, NY (2014), The Museum of Human Achievement, Austin, TX (2015) and the Keyholder Residency program, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (2015-16). In 2016 he was awarded a Space and Exhibition grant from chashama, New York, NY and will be a resident artist at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.