Wade Kavanaugh was born in Portland, ME, and currently lives and works between Brooklyn, NY and Albany Township, ME. He received his BA in Economics from Bowdoin College in 2001. Kavanaugh has maintained a collaborative art practice with Stephen B. Nguyen since 2005. Their immersive sculptural environments have been exhibited at Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; and the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. Kavanaugh has been an artist in residence at the Macdowell Colony in Peterborough, NH; Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN; and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. In 2007 he received a grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and in 2008 he received a Pollock Krasner Foundation Artist Grant.