Deborah Oropallo

(American, born 1954)

Deborah Oropallo is an American artist best known for her digital montages. Morphing 17th and 18th-century European portraits with contemporary fashion images, Oropallo produces works which conflate history, symbolic meaning, and gender. “I use the computer as the tool, but painting is the language of deliberation that is running through my head,” she explained. “I do not want to just repaint an illustration of what the computer can do, but to push the pixels themselves as paint, and to layer imagery and veils to create depth and volume. Like painting, this process can engage nuance and subtlety.” Born in 1954 in Hackensack, NJ, she went on to study at Alfred University and later received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley. Earlier in her career, the artist mostly produced paintings from found images but over the years has evolved to incorporate digital technology. Oropallo continues to live and work in Berkeley, CA. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Boise Art Museum.
Deborah Oropallo (38 results)
Bull's Eye

Deborah Oropallo

Bull's Eye

Gail Severn Gallery

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Black Boots, 2006

Deborah Oropallo

Black Boots, 2006

Nohra Haime Gallery

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Rein

Deborah Oropallo

Rein

Gail Severn Gallery

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Rooster Head Two

Deborah Oropallo

Rooster Head Two

Gail Severn Gallery

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Torrent

Deborah Oropallo

Torrent

Gail Severn Gallery

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Bantam Rooster

Deborah Oropallo

Bantam Rooster

Gail Severn Gallery

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Correct Rear View, 1991

Deborah Oropallo

Correct Rear View, 1991

Sale Date: December 13, 2018

Auction Closed

Red Handed, 2002

Deborah Oropallo

Red Handed, 2002

Sale Date: December 9, 2017

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Steps, 1988

Deborah Oropallo

Steps, 1988

Sale Date: October 25, 2017

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Victor, 1997, 1997

Deborah Oropallo

Victor, 1997, 1997

Sale Date: October 21, 2017

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Joan of Arc, Lasting Grace, and William &..., 1994

Deborah Oropallo

Joan of Arc, Lasting Grace, and William &..., 1994

Sale Date: October 21, 2017

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Pointers (diptych), 1994

Deborah Oropallo

Pointers (diptych), 1994

Sale Date: September 9, 2017

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Weeds of Alabama, 1989

Deborah Oropallo

Weeds of Alabama, 1989

Sale Date: August 5, 2017

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Steel Bridge, 1990

Deborah Oropallo

Steel Bridge, 1990

Sale Date: January 28, 2016

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Soap Flakes, 2000, 2000

Deborah Oropallo

Soap Flakes, 2000, 2000

Sale Date: January 25, 2015

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Untitled (Number), 1991

Deborah Oropallo

Untitled (Number), 1991

Sale Date: November 16, 2014

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Untitled (Four Apples), 1990

Deborah Oropallo

Untitled (Four Apples), 1990

Sale Date: November 16, 2014

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Soap Flakes, 2000

Deborah Oropallo

Soap Flakes, 2000

Sale Date: November 16, 2014

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Violin (diptych), 1985

Deborah Oropallo

Violin (diptych), 1985

Sale Date: June 12, 2014

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Untitled (Bull's eye), 1994

Deborah Oropallo

Untitled (Bull's eye), 1994

Sale Date: April 1, 2014

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Turkeys, 1993

Deborah Oropallo

Turkeys, 1993

Sale Date: February 16, 2014

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Fish Over Mantle, 1985

Deborah Oropallo

Fish Over Mantle, 1985

Sale Date: April 2, 2013

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Spoons, Forks, 1994 & Knives, 1994 (3 works), 1994

Deborah Oropallo

Spoons, Forks, 1994 & Knives, 1994 (3 works), 1994

Sale Date: January 6, 2013

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The Message, 1990

Deborah Oropallo

The Message, 1990

Sale Date: October 3, 2012

Auction Closed