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Selected Solo / Two-Person Exhibitions:

2015: Lucifer, Factory 5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2010: In Wistful Limbo, with Brittany Eaton, CML Gallery,    Indianapolis, IN

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016: Albuquerque Abstracts, William Platz Gallery
Albuquerque, NM

2014: Altar/Alter, Factory 5G Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Breakthrough: The Twentieth Annual Juried Graduate
Exhibition. Raymond Jonson Gallery, University of
New Mexico Art Museum. Juror: Miranda Lash, Curator
at New Orleans Museum of Art
Nature & Technology, John Sommers Gallery.
University of New Mexico

2012: Prison Art Show Venue, It Looks Like its Open Gallery,
Columbus, OH
M.F.A. Graduate Art Exhibition, At First Sight Gallery.
Albuquerque, NM

2009: Works of Healing for Wishard Hospital, Herron Marsh
Gallery. Indianapolis, IN
Herron Juried Exhibition, Robert B. Berkshire Gallery.
Indianapolis, IN
Surfaces Within, Arts Garden. Indianapolis, IN

2008: Herron Student Show, Chaos Gallery. Indianapolis, IN


Cosmic Prism, 2023, 3D printed geodesic dome with iridescent plexiglass (72 x 72 x 72 inches),
Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum Annular Eclipse Temporary Public
Art Installation, Albuquerque, NM

Midstar, 2023, Wood-relief (45.5 x 45.5 inches), City of Rio Rancho Public Library (The Hub),
Southwest Artist Series Purchase Initiative, Rio Rancho, NM

The Plurality of Anthropocenes, 2021, Plexiglass-relief (34 x 36 inches), Cultural Services Department,
Public Art Urban Enhancement, Albuquerque, NM
Candy Dispenser (teensy microcontroller, Neopixels, servo motor,


Chad Waples (he/him/his) is a multifaceted artist with a fervent passion for the intersection of art and science. His richly diverse skill set spans cutting-edge technologies, including Computer Numerical Cutting (CNC), woodworking, 3D printing, and laser engraving.

His academic journey includes a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of New Mexico, coupled with a certification in Internet of Things: Coding & Hardware Design.

Chad boasts an extensive portfolio, featuring an array of artworks, from traditional paintings and drawings to intricate 3D printed installations. He actively explores innovative mediums, exemplified by his creation of a 3D printed geodesic dome adorned with glitter plexiglass. This captivating work took center stage in the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum's Annular Eclipse Temporary Public Art Installation.


His unwavering commitment to the fusion of art and technology is evident through his contributions to public art projects and exhibitions. Beyond his artistic pursuits, Chad's devotion to education and art is vividly expressed in his roles as an educator and at esteemed institutions like the Albuquerque Academy.



Master of Fine Arts / Studio Art

University of New Mexico / Aug, 2012 - July, 2015

Bachelor of Fine Arts / Painting,

Minor: Art History

Indiana University / Aug, 2016 - July, 2010

Internet of Things: Coding and Hardware Design

CNM Ingenuity Certificate Program / August 2021

Alternative Teacher License / Secondary Education

Central New Mexico College / Anticipated 2023


Design Development: Rapid Prototyping, Shopbot CNC, AP and Epilog laser cutters, 3D printing, CorelDraw, Fusion 360, Adobe Creative Cloud, Solid Works, Vetric Vcarve, Adhesives, Fritzing, Soldering, Woodworking, metalworking, welding, technical drawing, Painting, Plexiglass Fabrication.

Computer: Google, Arduino, Microsoft, Hackster, Github, Squarespace, Wix, website management, Etsy, C++, Corel Video Studio, video production, photo editing, writing.

Knowledge: Unit planning, curriculum development, lesson planning, Art History, skills-based scaffolding, Fine Art, Social Media, Internet of Things, Object Oriented Programming, 5S, studio organizaiton

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