Wade Guyton was born in Hammond, Indiana, in 1972, and grew up in the small town of Lake City, Tennessee, now he lives in New York. Guyton's early "drawings" from around 2003, are filled with black Xs over ripped-out book pages. The color black and the letter X became signature motifs. Using a computer and a printer, Guyton produces paintings and has worked on canvas. Guyton also makes collaborative works with fellow artists Kelley Walker and Stephen Prina.