DEBORAH OROPALLO

Born in Hackensack,  New Jersey
Lives and works in Novato, California

Born in Hackensack, New Jersey, Deborah Oropallo received a B.F.A. from Alfred University and an M.A. & M.F.A. from The University of California, Berkeley. Oropallo’s work has roots solidly planted in painting but currently incorporates camera, computer, printer and paint. The resulting images of shuffled layers creates a type of remix or fusion of time, place, form and content. This process produces pictures with random distortion that evolves or remains from this type of digital manipulation; one primarily of removal. Oropallo's group exhibitions include: The Whitney Biennial, New York City, NY; The Corcoran Gallery Biennial, Washington, DC; The Jewish Museum, New York City, NY;  and SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.  Selected solo shows include the De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Desert, CA;  The Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; and the San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA.  Her monographs include, "How To," published in 2001 and "POMP," published in 2009. She has been a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, The Fleischhacker Award, The Engelhard Award and The Pollock Krasner Award. She is represented by Catherine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

EDUCATION
1983 Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Berkeley, California
1982 Masterof Art, University of California, Berkeley, California
1980 Bachelor of Fine Art, Alfred University of California,  Alfred, New York

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014    
Milk Made, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, California
2012    
Heroine, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2011    
Tale Spin, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California
2009    
Wild Wild West Show, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Wild Wild WestShow,  Gail SevernGallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
Wild Wild West Show, Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2008     
Feign, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Guise, Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
2007     
Guise, de Young Museum,  SanFrancisco,  California
Kink, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Gail SevernGallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
2006     
Deborah Oropallo, Gail SevernGallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
2005     
Deborah Oropallo, Boise Art Museum,  Boise, Idaho Stretch, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California Pitfalls, Modernism West, San Francisco, California
2004    
Replica, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2002     
General Purpose, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oropallo on Paper: 1990-2001, Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, California
2001     
How To: The Art of Deborah Oropallo, San Jose Museum of Art, Traveling Exhibition 2001-2003.
Other venues: Museum of Glass: InternationalCenter for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA
Material Handling, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000    
New Paintings and New Prints, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1998     
House & Garden, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
House & Home, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1997   
Institute of ContemporaryArt, Maine College of Art, Portland,  Minnesota
Deborah Oropallo: Prints& Monoprints, PasadenaCity College, Pasadena,  California
Flat Pictures, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1996     
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1995  
Lessons,  Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1994  
Selectionsfrom the Anderson Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
1993    
StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Kate Block Fine Arts, Boston, Minnesota
1992    
WeatherspoonGallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro,  North Carolina
Ann Jaffee Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, Florida
1991     
Greenville County Museumof Art, Greenville, South Carolina
Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, New York
1990     
Currents/Deborah Oropallo, Institute of ContemporaryArt, Boston, Massachussetts Vik Muniz/DeborahOropallo, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo) Grant for Individual Artist: Painting Award Exhibition, Artspace, San Francisco, California
1988    
StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1987   
Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, California
Oropallo/Pijoan, Raab Gallerie, Berlin, Germany
1986    
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015    
Nourish, Napa Valley Museum, Napa Valley, California
2014    
In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold SchnitzerCollection and Legacy, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Momentum: an experimentin the unexpected,  San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
2011  
Portraiture, Sonoma StateUniversity Art Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
Conjuring Houdini, The JewishMuseum,  New York, New York
California Contemporary, Turner Carroll Gallery, SantaFe, New Mexico Art of Painting in the 21st Century, Natsoulas Press,  Davis, California Tapestries from Magnolia Editions Modernism West, San Francisco, California Oropallo Tapestries, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California
2009    
Decline and Fall, Rena BranstenGallery, San Francisco, California
Conjuring Houdini, The JewishMuseum,  New York, New York
Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art, deSaissetMuseum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
Magnolia Tapestry Project, FCMOCA, FortCollins,  Colorado
Dress Code, FCMOCA, FortCollins,  Colorado
Open Project Photography, Zane BennettGallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Inaugural Exhibition, MelissaMorgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, California
2008    
These are the People in Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16’s 15th Anniversary Group Show, Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
2006    
SuburbanEscape: The Art of California Sprawl, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
2005    
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
Recent Editions, Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
Playful Poetics, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, California
A Group of Mostly Unrelated Things, Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
2003-4    
The Not-so Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture,  San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
2003     
Group Exhibition, In Camera,  New York, New York
On the Surface: Contemporary Paintings by Bay Area Women, Monterey Museum of Art, California
Eight Years:  The Editions of Gallery 16, San Francisco, California
UC BerkeleyArt AlumniGroup Exhibit 2002, Worth-RyderGallery, Berkeley, California
2001    Objects Considered, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek,
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000     
Celebrating Modern Art: Works from the AndersonCollection,  SanFranciscoMuseumof Modern Art, San Francisco,  California
1999     
New Work: Painting Today, Recent Acquisitions,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
Into the 21st Century: Selectionsfrom the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Investigate the de Young, M.H. de Young Museum,  SanFrancisco, California
American Artists’ Books Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California
California Dreamin’: Contemporary Art from the Bank of America Collection, Bank of America
Gallery, Mint Museumof Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
1998     
ALTERNATIVITY: The Other Sideof Christmas,  The JewishMuseum,  SanFrancisco,  California
Works on Paper, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
In Over Our Heads: The Image of Water in Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
Paper Thin, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Art from Around the Bay: Recent Acquisitions,  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
CaliforniaCurrent,  RARE Gallery, New York, New York
Masterworks on Paper from the Collection of George Hopper Fitch, The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Hidden Treasures: Contemporary Art from Sonoma County Private Collections, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California
Art Making Book Making Art, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, California
1997    
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Heart, Body, Mind, Soul, Recent Acquisitions, Whitney Museumof American Art, New York, New York
Five Fine Arts Presses,  Emmie Smock Gallery, San Francisco, California
1996    
American Kaleidoscope: Themesand Perspectives in Recent Art, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Group Show,  FosterGallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Artist/Books, City College of San Francisco,  November 20 - February 20 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California
1995    
Trillium's Graphics, The Artists Contemporary Gallery, Hyatt Regency Plaza, Sacramento,  California
Blue, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
What's in A Word? Gallery Concord, Concord, California
1994    
U.S.A. ‘Within Limits’,  Documenta, Galleria de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lyricism and Light, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
Of Dancing Frogs and Altarwings: Animal Allegories in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts
Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Summer Print Show, Okeonos Press, Berkeley, CA White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, Oregon Old Glory New Story: Flagging the 21st Century,  CAPP Street Project, San Francisco, California Sex Sells, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California
Books Works: Pacific Center for the Book Arts, 7th Biennial Members Exhibition, San Francisco
Public Library, San Francisco, California
1993  
Directions in Bay Area Printmaking,  Palo Alto, California
Offices of the Mayor, San Francisco, California
43rd Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. FleishhackerAward Exhibition, San Jose Museum, San Jose, California Drawing II, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Return of The Cadavre Exquis, Traveling Exhibition: The Drawing Center, New York;
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Foundationfor ContemporaryArt, Mexico City, Mexico; The SantaMonica Museum,  Los Angeles, California; and The Forum, St. Louis, Missouri
It's a Beautiful Thing, Savage Fine Art, Portland,  Oregon
1992    
Why Painting- Part 1, SusanCummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California
Corollaries of Apprehension,  California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
California: North and South,  Aspen Art Museum,  Aspen, Colorado Painted Word/Written Image, Greg KuceraGallery, Seattle, Washington Somewhere Between Image and Text, Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts Summer Show, Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, New York
Voices, Shea & Bornstein,  Los Angeles, California
Beyond Just Words: I, Modernism, San Francisco, California
Bay Area Greats, Syntex, Palo Alto, California
Katie Block Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1991    
Her Story, Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
Contemporary Painting, Wake Forest University, Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem,  North Carolina
Drawing Conclusions,  Molica Guidarte Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show,  MichaelKohn Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Artist'sHand: Drawings from the Bank of AmericaCollection,  a traveling exhibition organized by the Bank of America, San Francisco; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Fisher Gallery, University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles, California
Do You Hear What I'm Saying? TransAmerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, California
Erotic Drawing, Artspace, San Francisco, California
Works on Paper, WeatherspoonArt Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro,  North Carolina
Cruciformed, an exhibition organized by the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio, September6-November 3, and traveling to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington; MacDonald Stewart Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Prints from Experimental Workshop, University of the Pacific, Santa Clara, California
Group Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1990    
Prints from Experimental Workshop, San Francisco,  Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
Drinking and Driving, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Word as Image, a traveling exhibition organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum,  Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 15-August 26, 1990 and traveling to: Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 17, 1990-February 2, 1991; Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Texas, February 23-May 21, 1991
Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art, 1960-1990, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, California
Contra-Costa Collects Contemporary, Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek,
Words as Symbols,  Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut
26th Anniversary Exhibition, Ann Jaffee Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands,  Florida
1989     
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1989
Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museumof American Art, New York, New York
Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, New York
Group Show, StephenWirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
New Works, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California
New Acquisitions, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, H.M. de Young MemorialMuseum,  San
Francisco, California
Bay Area: Fresh Views,  SanJoseMuseumof Art, SanJose,  California
41st Annual Purchase Exhibition, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters,  New York, New York
1988    
Recent Prints from West Coast Presses,  Allport Gallery, San Francisco, California
Chatchke: A Source Show, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, California
Contra Costa Contemporary Collections, HearstArt Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, California
Selectionsfrom the Experimental Workshop, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
1987    Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, 1945 to Present, Part IV: Emerging California
Women Artists,  Fresno Art Center, Fresno, California
Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, California
1986    
Academy of Art College - Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, California
Emerging Artists: A Macedonia, Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, California
PARAVENT: Extendingthe Range of Expression,  Artspace, San Francisco, California
1985    
Different Directions, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, California
1984    
59th Crocker- Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento,  California
Three Painters, Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, California
ArtistsChoice, EmanuelWalter & Atholl McBean Galleries, San FranciscoArt Institute, San
Francisco, California
Two Person Show, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California
1981    
35th Annual Arts Festival, Civic Center, San Francisco, California
California StateFair Art Exhibition, Sacramento, California
Beyond Words, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, California
Group Show,  Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California
1980     
4th Western Drawing Exhibit, Albright Knox Museum,  Buffalo, New York
27th Annual Painting Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
1979    
Solo Show, Media Gallery, Alfred University, New York

SELECTED AWARDS
2014 Grant Recipient,  Pollock KrasnerFoundation,  New York, New York
2012 Kala Master Artist Award, Kala Institute, Berkeley, California
2006 Grant Recipient,  PaulG. Allen Foundation, Boise Art Museum, Boise Museum, Boise, Idaho
2005 Award Recipient,  Pollock KrasnerFoundation,  New York, New York
1998 Modern MastersAward Recipient, Museum of Art and Environment, Frank Lloyd Wright Marin
County Civic Center, Marin, California
1993 Fleischhacker Award
1991 Award Recipient, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1990 Grant Recipient, Art Space,  San Francisco,  California
1988 Support Grant Recipient, Art Space,  San Francisco,  California
1987 Engelhard Award Recipient, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1983 22nd AnnualArt Exhibit,  HAFA, SecondPlace, Hayward, California
1982 Award Recipient, Small Format Show, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California
Ann BremerAward Recipient, University of California, Berkeley, California