I've been working on studies for larger oil paintings (possibly) while under the influence of Coronavirus times. These were to be part of a collaboration project or what I may do for another artist residency, but I am trying not to plan out too far, as everything has been on hold and may continue to… Continue reading Works on Paper: Biomorphic Babies
Although the opening happened a while ago, I thought I would recap my solo show with BoxHeart Gallery called "Soft Sugars" of all my little goopy colorful paintings. It was a steady stream of people throughout the run of the show even up until the last day, and it was really cool to field so… Continue reading Soft Sugars Opening in Pittsburgh
Dollop, 18x18" oil on linen While I have a few shows on their way to be de-installed, my newest solo show "Soft Sugars" is on at BoxHeart Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. My last show with BoxHeart was about a decade ago and it was of my punk rocker portraits. I'm happy they let me go… Continue reading “Soft Sugars” Solo Exhibition
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
"Libertine Axon" 16x16 inches, oil on panel. (Sold) Click to view in full. This is on view at The Gathering Place at both their locations starting Friday and going through the winter.
Arabella Proffer’s biomorphic paintings revolve around a fascination with the history of medicine, microbiology, and surreal organisms. Her work is many times of landscapes combined with abstract representations of organic processes, alien botany, and the cellular basis of the unnatural. Each painting is started from a place of abstraction; becoming filled with strange hybrids of flowers, cells, and symbols; a nature that is a genetically modified in oil paint.
The show at Hedge Gallery opened and has been amazing with all of the feedback I have gotten! Thank you all so much and thank you to the Hedge Gallery staff and Ohio Arts Council for making it happen. More pictures from the show opening to follow. There's also been some press from The Plain… Continue reading Sometimes I Work in a Viking Helmet