The Restrooms of Cleveland, the Book

After quite a few years, the photo book that I have slowly been working on is now available! You can order here. Which I recommend, as this will be a limited 1x run and, it has already exceeded my expectations. I'm a little disturbed by this fact. Clevelanders love their Clevelanding, man. There comes a… Continue reading The Restrooms of Cleveland, the Book

Spring Art Exhibits: Fabulism and Ornate Acids

I have a few shows on view in Ohio that are pretty terrific. Cleveland: Now thru June 28th “Fabulism: Meta-facts and fictions” at Worthington Yards, Cleveland, Ohio. Curated by Liz Maugans. Join me with artists Laura Bidwell, Kristen Cliffel, Meng-Hsuan Wu, Claudio Orso, Dante Rodriguez, Omid Tavakoli, and Antwoine Washington exhibit in Fabulism: metafact and… Continue reading Spring Art Exhibits: Fabulism and Ornate Acids

‘Illustrious Decay’ Opening Night

Thank you to everyone who came from near and far and attended the "Illustrious Decay" opening at CWAL and 78th Street Studios. This was my first time since my days at CalArts I had done an installation piece let alone a collaborative one. Jen Omaitz led me through it because I kind of had zero… Continue reading ‘Illustrious Decay’ Opening Night

FRONT opening weekend

The scope of the undertaking is ambitious on all levels. The partnerships, installations, artist lectures, films, and beyond have aligned despite the bureaucratic obstacles one can often experience in the world of non-profit entities and arts organizations. Founded by art collector Fred Bidwell (whose Transformer Station I am a big fan of), with the creative… Continue reading FRONT opening weekend

Goodbye Horses: A Song and a Mystery

A new article has been written about Q and the now storied song "Goodbye Horses". I can tell you for a fact it wasn't until after my friend Bill passed away almost a decade ago, that all of the real interest sprouted.

An Art Exhibit Celebrating 7 Years Cancer-Free!

I'm pleased to say my show "Forma and Flora" at The Gathering Place his now on view at their Beachwood, Ohio facility through the winter. There will be a public reception on Thursday, January 11th from 5-7pm and is on view until the end of March.  The Arnold & Sydell Miller Family Campus 23300 Commerce… Continue reading An Art Exhibit Celebrating 7 Years Cancer-Free!

Studio Moving Sale! From Lakewood to Cleveland

biomorphic art by Arabella Proffer

Big news is that I am moving my studio! A friend bought a building in Cleveland full of mannequins, vinyl swatches, boxes full of carpet, flat files full of maps, and 1980s offices that look like The Walking Dead happened and time stood still because everyone fled.

Biomorphic Garden Party solo exhibition at 78th Street Studios

Proffer’s surreal organic environments start from a place of abstraction and evolve into surroundings filled with strange hybrids of flowers and organisms.