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.

Thank You, Ohio Arts Council!

I’m pleased to announce I was awarded a Artists with Disabilities Access Program grant by the Ohio Arts Council in an effort to bring my biomorphic series together as a solo exhibition for the first time!

Heartbreaker

This will be taking place in Cleveland this summer, more show info will be announced. The great part about this grant is it allows me to go larger with this work and will help pay for the costs associated with putting on an exhibition.

I will always paint people and portraits, but sometimes it is nice to take a break from that and work from a place of abstraction. I’ve only shown these paintings in group shows, in batches of 3, so I’m excited to be able to do a room full of these organisms!