Caleb Charland was born in 1980. Growing up in rural Maine, Charland spent much of his childhood helping his father remodel their family home. These experiences instilled an awareness of the potential for the creative use of materials, and the ability to fabricate his visions. Charland earned a BFA in photography with departmental honours from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2004, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Trustees Fellow in 2010, and was a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently included in several major collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Progressive Collection, Dow Jones Corporation, Fidelity Corporate Collection, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Charland is a 2016 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant recipient and currently lives and works in Maine (USA).