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About Chad Erpelding

Chad Erpelding came to Boise State University as a faculty member in the Department of Art in 2010. He taught design and painting at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas from 2006-2010 after earning his MFA in 2D Studio Art - Painting from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Chad Erpelding's work investigates the physical and mental spread of culture on a global scale through references to maps and charts. He is interested in the movement of people, business, and organizations, and the effect this has on contemporary perceptions of place. He emphasizes globalization’s role in producing greater connectivity between increasingly complex environments through political systems, urban/suburban development, individual travel, and international business organizations.


2010 Present Associate Professor & Graduate Director, Boise State University Department of Art
20062010 Assistant Professor, Stephen F. Austen State University ‐ Aread Head of 2D Design/Foundations School of Art

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Sept 2010-March 2011 - Studio Residency, Boise City Department of Arts & History - Boise, ID
  • June 2011 - Residency, Centre d'art Marnay Art Centre - Marnay-sur-Seine, France


2006 MFA - 2D Studio Art: Painting, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1996 BA - Studio Art, Central College
1994 Trinity University ‐ Central College Study Abroad Program

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Juried Exhibitions (1)

Solo Exhibitions (2)

General Exhibitions (2)