New Painting: Equinox

This painting was completed during my Akron Soul Train residency, so technically not that new, but made in 2019 and it hasn’t been widely circulated. “Equinox” 30×30 inches, oil on canvas.

A lot of bits and pieces in this painting were created in 3D modeling software (which I am still getting the hang of) and was then used for reference as a print out. It is kind of nice to be able to control a light source the way you can in modeling programs. After the painting was done I destroyed the print and the image file. It felt more ephemeral that way.

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 fictions, diverse outcomes of exploration for our own “escape rooms” that lead us to dreamscapes, future worlds, revisionist fairy tales and new realities.

Dig the review of this show here!

We will be discussing our work during Art Bar on Thursday, June 13th from 5-7pm at Worthington Yards in downtown Cleveland.

“Conservatory” 30×30 inches

Akron: Now thru June 14th My show “Ornate Acids” is a solo exhibition as part of the Akron Soul Train fellowship and residency. Gallery Hours are Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the new Akron Soul Train gallery space: 191 South Main Street, First Floor, Akron, OH, 44308

Dig the review of my show here!

This small show further expands on my biomorphic series, “This series brings together Arabella’s interests in botany, microbiology, space, disease, and the evolution of cells. She subconsciously explores the relationships between anatomy, biology and emerging sciences while creating from her own imagination. Each work, at times mirroring personal metaphysical occurrences, contains a slight nod to art history; be it a baroque curtain or a decadent still life.” I’ll have some brand new large paintings on view.

I hope to see you at one of these!

Akron Soul Train Artist-In-Residence

For the month of March I am excited to say that have been granted an Akron Soul Train fellowship!

I am creating works for a show taking place in Akron, Ohio, later in May, in addition to giving a talk at Crave on Thursday, March 21st. If you would like to attend please register as space is limited.

Surrealist painting by Arabella Proffer

I will be continuing my biomorphic series and talking about my journey from animation and portraiture, to how being diagnosed with cancer changed the direction of my paintings.

This week I will also be doing an Instagram and Twitter takeover for Akron Soul Train so you can dig my process and then some.