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James Koehnline
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
Current Residence: Seattle, WA, USA
Library Worker, AFCME Local 2083, AFL-CIO.
Associated with Autonomedia Publishing Collective since 1990.
Drawing, painting and printmaking from 1971 to 1985. Cut and paste collage from 1985 to 1995.
Digital art since 1996. dA since 2006.
In the beginning I was heavily influenced by my father's Max Ernst collection and his art library with its focus on surrealism, then by Franklin Rosemont's Chicago Surrealist group, starting with the fabulous international exhibition they mounted in Chicago in 1976. Studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and at Columbia College, Chicago, where I met artist, teacher, critic and radio personality, Harry Bouras. Studied with Harry privately. Started the alternative gallery, Axe Street Arena with six friends in 1985 on the top floor of a big old former department store in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. Through a show I curated there with my friend Ron Sakolsky, I connected with anarchist poet-philosopher, Hakim Bey, and began a long series of collaborations with him and the Autonomedia publishing collective in New York. In 1991 I moved to Seattle with my not-yet wife, Andrea Frank, and did the first of many CD covers for Bill Laswell. In 1992 I initiated the Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints, now in its 24th annual edition. I came to deviantART in 2006, took over running the SurrealArts club for a year, then started the Lost Book Club here, which was a great experience. Lost Books has been given new life on Facebook by some of my old partners-in-crime, and has really taken off. In the last few years I've been laying low, working a straight job, being a father, reading and studying, and making art here and there. I think I've got a new burst of creative work coming on, so I'm updating my page here.

2016 Update: In Dec. 2015 I turned 60. I am now afforded full license to be a Crank!*
Thanks to all who take a look. I sometimes post on facebook. I have two or three personal Web sites, all terrible messes that I have not looked at in years, literally, so this is really the place to see the most of my art. Always willing to consider licencing work for reproduction (fees from zero to several thousand dollars, depending who you are and what you want to do with it). I also do commissioned work, when I feel like it.

*crank: a small device that makes revolutions

Favourite Visual Artist
Goya
Favourite TV Shows
The Prisoner, Arrested Development, Daily Show, Colbert Report
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
America's troubador, Steve Earle
Favourite Writers
Norfolk, Borges, Eco, Pynchon, Flann O'Brien, Beckett, D.F.Wallace, Stephenson, Delany, etc...
Tools of the Trade
CS6, C4D, Poser, iMac, Wacom tablet, Epson R2400 printer, etc...
Other Interests
Post-carbon, post-capitalist economics, object-oriented ontology, sociology of the Internet, visualizing complexity, atheism, metaphor and analogy, embodied mind, play, present shock, nanotechnology, molecular biology, anarchism, interstellar migration
I may update this gallery at some point, but for now if you'd like to see more  recent work and my endless ramblings: https://www.facebook.com/james.koehnline
Happy New Year! Ten years and 1,000 deviations! Mostly hang out on FB these days, but thought I should drop these here in case somebody stumbles on them and likes them.
Many of these deep dream experiments start with old (and not so old) pieces of mine. While it is great fun watching DD transform an image beyond recognition, there is a somewhat limited imagery at the far end of the process. For me the trick to getti...

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Many thanks for watching! :-)
EnsomniacProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fave :wave:
FeverDreamRomanceHobbyist General Artist
Thx 4 thee +fav and watch
StuKarverHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite. It's much appreciated.
stumbled across your gorgeous cover on Gone to Croatan at a lit table in NYC, and endeavored to find you and your work virtually. its brilliant!
artsergeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic gallery James, your collage is a wellspring of imagination.
PUSHER-ARTS Digital Artist
hi. Yesterday I made ​​a spontaneous working ..

hope're not mad, I use your skeletons....
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