“I teach from the standpoint that we are all artists first and printmakers, ceramists, or photographers second. Students should explore a variety of media and exploit various techniques and approaches to become better artists. Each student comes to my classes with strengths, and each person’s style or aesthetic sensitivities are taken into consideration. I push students to take a serial approach to investigating their ideas as soon as they are ready. Using this system, students can develop their visual concepts while working through processes and trying various formal possibilities on a body of work.”

James W. Krehbiel

Nancy La Porte Meek Professor of Fine Arts


  • B.A.A., Montana State University
  • M.F.A., Indiana University


A faculty member since 1986, James Krehbiel is the department chair and teaches in the 2D media of printmaking, computer imaging, and drawing.

He has shown his prints, drawings, and computer images nationally and abroad in juried exhibitions, invitational small group exhibitions, and one-person shows.

His current research focuses on sacred, prehistoric landscapes of the American West.

Contact Info


Edgar Hall #209
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3604
E jwkrehbi@owu.edu