Lives in Cleveland, Ohio
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and bred in Southern California, Arabella Proffer is a painter and author based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her loose narrative themes revolve around the history of medicine, psychedelic visions, and biomorphic organisms. Arabella’s work is in over 100 private collections, and she participates in solo and group exhibitions globally. She has authored several art books including, The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa: The Art of Arabella Proffer (2011) Gurls (2016-17) and The Restrooms of Cleveland (2019). She was awarded an Ohio Arts Council grant in 2016, Akron Soul Train Fellowship in 2019, and a Satellite Award from the Andy Warhol Foundation and SPACES in 2020. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Plain Dealer, Hi-Fructose, Juxtapoz.