Archived in 2019
Arabella Proffer is a Lakewood-based painter focused in pop surrealist portraiture and more recently contemporary abstraction. She attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA received a bachelor’s in fine art and experimental animation from the California Institute of the Arts. She has had several published works/collections such as GURLS, a series commenting on current technology and “first world problems”, and The National Portrait Gallery of Kessa, a collection focusing on the combination of counter-culture and historical aristocracy. Her more recent works feature more abstraction focusing on hybrids of flowers, cells, and symbols often reflecting on her own health issues. She has been featured in a wide range of publications from being featured in the Portland Review, interviewed for Scene Magazine, featured in the Plain Dealer, and many more.