Deborah Oropallo


San Francisco new media artist Deborah Oropallo continues to surprise the art world by reinventing her work with consistent quality. Oropallo allows her images to evolve with the change in technology, and her mediums range from oil on canvas, to digital photos and permanent pigment prints. Most of her work focuses on mundane objects, but Oropallo transforms them into elegant images through formal concerns like scale and color. In recent years, Oropallo has focused on digital imagery to create large-scale, vibrant images, but the artist always allows her style and approach to change dramatically from one body of work to another. In 2007, Oropallo will show with San Jose Art Museum, Scott White Contemporary Art in San Diego and De Young Museum in San Francisco. She has won many awards, including the Eureka Fellowship Award from the Fleishhacker Foundation, and received her M.F.A. from University of California, Berkeley. Her work is currently carried by the Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco and the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho.