About Arabella

I’m a painter, troublemaker, terminally ill with cancer, and part-time record label chick. My work has been called everything from Surrealism to Biomorphism to Magical Realism. Did I mention I have a bionic right leg?

I’ve shown my art all over the world and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Plain Dealer, The Harvard Gazette, SF Weekly, Dallas Arts Review, Cincinnati Magazine, Juxtapoz, Creep Machine, Supersonic Electronic, Hi Fructose, HyperAllergic, CAN Journal, The Portland Review and more.

photo: John Petkovic

I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before moving to Laguna Beach (luckily I went to high school there before the reality show) and received my BFA from CalArts. Bummed around the California desert, was a Hollywood scenester, and was even in Boston for a second. I’ve lived and worked in Cleveland, Ohio since 2004. I do art stuffs, travel, and spend a lot of time at the hospital.

There’s a novelist and rock ‘n’ roll historian named Ben Vendetta I’m married to, and we have two kitties named Ike and Tina.

More @ www.arabellaproffer.com

You can purchase books and original art at: www.arabellaproffer.bigcartel.com

6 thoughts on “About Arabella”

  1. love your work, whats refreshing is that you don’t seem to take yourself too seriously or put on those pretentious airs that most people with your talent do.

  2. hey girl…so I just found this off Kathleen Cerveny’s blog…thought it was pretty damn cool….wasn’t sure which you were from: Ann Arbor or Grand Rapids. Now I know.
    I’m impressed….is the town as cool as this vid makes it look?


  3. Arabella, Hi!
    Very sorry bothering you.
    I’m a videoartist living in Russia.
    Right now i working on video of Joseph Brodsky birthday party may, 24, 1990.
    I need to ask Ellendea Proffer, your mother who was at this party, – who is who?
    I talked with Ann Kjellberg, Roman Kaplan and the others but they couldn’t identify all guest.
    I absolutely need your mother help.
    May i ask you to send this letter to your mother?
    My contacts:

    Sorry for my request.
    All the best,

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