Mead was born and raised in Michigan. He received his BFA in printmaking from Kendall College of Art and Design. During the spring 2009 semester Mead studied at Florence School of Fine Arts. In 2010 he co-founded Dinderbeck, community artist studio. From 2012-2016 he worked at KCAD teaching adjunct, as a printmaking lab technician, a preparator at numerous galleries and museums, and co-operating Dinderbeck. Mead has shown his work throughout the United States. In 2016 he began studies at Arizona State University pursuing his MFA. Mead’s work focuses on tools, technologies, language, categories, systems, culture, the natural world and interconnectivity.