Scottsdale-based artist Niki Woehler opens 1st art gallery

Above: Scottsdale artist Niki Woehler. (Photos by Carl Schultz) Lifestyle | 20 Nov |

Niki Woehler, an Arizona-based artist, has opened her first gallery and working art studio in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale at 7056 E. Main Street. The gallery serves a place for Woehler to create while also displaying her two different types of works: organic, textural canvases and high gloss resins that often resemble stone scattered with minerals.Woehler straddles the line between the corporate and private art worlds. Her large-scale pieces are great visuals and very popular amongst collectors, corporations and interior designers.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to open a gallery and fill an entire a space with my work,” Woehler said. “I hope everyone who views my work can see the love and passion I put into each piece and becomes inspired to follow their own dreams.”

Described as modern and abstract, Woehler’s art is filled with lines, layers and textures that invade smooth facades, imbuing surface beauty with depth, character, strength and wisdom. Her unique approach to creating her masterpieces has made her one of the one of the most collectable emerging artists in the West. Woehler is currently working to have a harness installed in the studio, which will allow her to hover over her massive canvases, giving her full and easy access to every corner of the medium.

“One of the most exciting parts of the space is that I’m going to have the freedom to fully commit myself to these large canvases with the use of my harness,” Woehler said. “I’ve been working with engineers and technicians to perfect this new method of creating art and can’t wait to fly through the air while creating. My process is all about being innovative and fun and I can’t wait to share that with the public.”

Woehler was the presenting artist for the opening of Iconic Haus, a luxury designer showhouse in Paradise Valley featuring beautiful rooms and outdoor spaces created by 19 top marquis design firms. She’s also represented by several galleries throughout the country, and was one of a few select artists invited to show as a “Resident Artist” at the Found:Re Hotel, an upscale boutique hotel dedicated to the visual arts downtown Phoenix.

One of her works, “Silent Partners,” took first place at the Arizona State Fair Fine Art competition and was handpicked from more than 1,100 submissions to be part of a group show titled “Face Off” at the Herberger Theater Gallery. The same piece is currently being turned into a one-of-a-kind rug by David Adler. She has been the featured artist during the Telluride Art Walk October three times in the last four year and successfully showed her art at Art Expo New York, selling out her entire collection of resin works within hours of opening.

Much of Woehler’s work can be found in private homes and corporate collections all over the United States and Canada. She recently completed a 54-foot commissioned installation for the CBRE offices in Phoenix, as well as a custom installation for the Indeed Scottsdale corporate offices. Her incredible work with interior designers has allowed her resin works to be integrated into numerous multimillion dollar homes in LA and surrounding areas, including Manhattan Beach.

In addition to her high gloss resins and textural canvases, Woehler is also working on a collection of limited-edition prints and a line of silk, Italian scarves that will be available to the public soon. She will also be offering painting workshops in her space, the dates will be announced soon on her website.

Woehler’s is located at 7056 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251. To make an appointment to view her work, hire her for commission or learn more about her process, visit nikiwoehler.com.

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