James Gobel has had solo exhibitions at Kravets/Wehby Gallery in New York and the UCLA Hammer Museum. He has been included in a variety of group shows, such as Today's Man at John Connelly Presents in New York and the Hiromi Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo (2003), as well as 100 Artists See God, curated by John Baldesarri and Meg Cranston (2004).
Upcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at Heather Marx Gallery in San Francisco and a group show, Las Vegas Diaspora, curated by Dave Hickey.
Gobel's paintings of zaftig male figures composed of cut felt and yarn have been featured in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other internationally recognized publications. His work was acquired by the Altoids collection and was included in its nationally touring exhibition throughout 2005.