James Koehler is an internationally recognized tapestry artist whose work can be found in several museum, corporate and private collections. He began weaving in 1977 and has worked with numerous students since the mid-1980’s.
In 2007 James participated in the American Artists Abroad program. During this time his work was shown at the U. S. Embassy in Iceland and he worked with Icelandic students in Reykjavik and Akureyri.
“Tapestry focuses on the creative, constructive process. My woven images reflect the relationship of this process with the rhythmic, repetitive and unpredictable processes inherent in the natural world.
I am influenced by the extraordinary landscape and the unique cultures of New Mexico and by an aesthetic of simplicity, purity and portraying only what is essential. The source of my design inspiration often is found in meditation.”