Arabella Ogilvie is a painter and graphic artist based in New York City. She was raised in a rural village in the French Pyrenees, on the Spanish border, before coming to the United States. She is the daughter of the Latin American artist, Olimpia Aimaretti Ogilvie.
She studied Studio Art and Comparative Literature at Brown University, then attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned an MFA in Painting at Indiana University and an MA in Art History from Columbia University.
Upon first moving to New York, she took a job in the photo archives of the Frick Library, researching obscure Italian Old Masters. Afterwards, she commenced a long career building and managing some of the nation’s most important private collections of contemporary art.
She returned to making art full-time in 2011, and since then has created over 300 drawings and an equal number of manipulated digital prints, which were first exhibited in 2021.
“THE LOST CIRCUS: TRANSFORMATIONS”
AT THE LOCAL PROJECT, LONG ISLAND CITY
An exhibition by Arabella Ogilvie entitled The Lost Circus: Transformations, was on view at The Local (13-02 44th Avenue, Long Island City) from September 1st to November 30th 2021.
The show presented a small sampling from a large body of work created over the last decade.