Ariel Mitchell is a painter living in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA from CUNY Hunter College (2021) and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (2007). She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center (2007), Griffis-Orpheus Foundation (Bulgaria, 2008), Arteles (Finland, 2011), and SiM Reykjavik (Iceland, 2013). She is currently featured on the Hauser and Wirth spotlight emerging artists page, and has been published in Whitehot Magazine, Studio Visit magazine, and ROV 4.
Ariel Mitchell’s work is about memory and how fictional truths and personal history overlap. Her work for her MFA focused on the empirical appropriation of surfaces, which led to her current practice of translating tactile memories into paint. Working in layers, she tries to recreate the feeling of a particular moment in her history.