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 Forbes, Whitehot Magazine, Studio Visit magazine, and ROV 4.
Ariel Mitchell’s work is based on the act of translation. Interested in the overlap of language and mark making, each painting is a personal adaptation of a specific memory. She begins with words, creating a context in which the marks, colors and energy follow. Her work for her MFA thesis focused on naming particular items in her studio, and empirically appropriating their surface in oil paint.