About Deborah Oropallo

For the past six years Gallery 16 and Urban Digital Color have been collaborating with Internationally acclaimed artist Deborah Oropallo to produce a series of works which are hybrid prints. Here she continues to use the computer and contemporary digital printmaking methods in combination with her signature painting techniques.

As in her past work Oropallo appropriates images from everyday life to use as subject matter but in this ongoing work, images from domestic settings are replaced with rubber gloves, boarded up houses, and toy guns.

The prints are made by creating an image using digital photography which is then digitally manipulated and ultimately printed on a German printmaking paper using a pigment-based process. These digital prints are then taken into the artist's studio where she works over them with encaustic and oil paint to create a layered surface. Not only are the results formally compelling, but layers of content are added to the work.

EDUCATION
M.F.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA 1983
M.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA 1982
B.F.A., Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1979

SELECTED AWARDS
2007
High Fiber, The Katzen American University Museum, Washington, D.C.

2006
Paul G. Allen Foundation grant in support of solo show at Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho

2005
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award Recipient

1998
Modern Masters Award from the Museum of Art and Environment, Frank Lloyd Wright Marin County Civic Center, California

1993
Fleischhacker Award

1991
National Endowment for the Arts Award

1990
Art Space, Grant, San Francisco, CA
California Arts Council Grant

1988
Art Space, Support Grant, San Francisco, CA

1987
Engelhard Award, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

1983
22nd Annual Art Exhibit, HAFA, Second Place, Hayward, CA

1982
Richmond Art Center Award, Small Format Show, Richmond, CA
Ann Bremer Award, University of California, Berkeley, CA

1981
California State Fair Art Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Sacramento, CA
California State Fair Art Exhibition, Second Place, Sacramento, CA

1978
College Register Certificate of Recognition, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Michael Cory Levins Sculpture Award, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

1977
F.C.-J.C. Fine Art Award, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2009
Wild Wild West Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Wild Wild West Show, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2008
Feign, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Guise, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

2007
Guise, deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
Kink, Scott White Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Head to Head,Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2005-2006
Deborah Oropallo, Boise Art Museum, ID
By and Large,Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2005
Stretch, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Pitfalls, Modernism West, San Francisco, CA

2004
Replica, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002
General Purpose, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Oropallo on Paper: 1990-2001, Montalvo Gallery, Saratoga, CA
How To: The Art of Deborah Oropallo, San Jose Museum of Art, Traveling Exhibition. Other venues: Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA
Material Handling, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California

2000
New Paintings and New Prints, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

1998
House & Garden, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
House & Home, Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

1997
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, MN
Deborah Oropallo: Prints & Monoprints, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA
Flat Pictures, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1995
Lessons, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994
Selections from the Anderson Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1993
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Kate Block Fine Arts, Boston, MN

1992
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Ann Jaffee Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, FL

1991
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Currents/Deborah Oropallo, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Vik Muniz/Deborah Oropallo, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1990 Grant for Individual Artist: Painting Award Exhibition, Artspace, San Francisco, CA

1988
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1987
Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
Oropallo/Pijoan, Raab Gallerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)

1986
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009
Conjuring Houdini, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Tech Tools of the Trade: Contemporary New Media Art, deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA
Magnolia Tapestry Project, FCMOCA, Fort Collins, CO
Dress Code, FCMOCA, Fort Collins, CO
Open Project Photography, Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Inaugural Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2008
These are the People in Your Neighborhood, Gallery 16 15th Anniversary Group Show, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

2006
Suburban Escape: The Art of California Sprawl, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2005
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Recent Editions, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Playful Poetics, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
A Group of Mostly Unrelated Things, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA

2003-2004
The Not-so Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose CA

2003
Group Exhibition, In Camera, New York, NY
On the Surface: Contemporary Paintings by Bay Area Women, Monterey Museum of Art, CA
Eight Years: The Editions of Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
UC Berkeley Art Alumni Group Exhibit 2002, Worth-Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2001
Objects Considered, Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2000
Celebrating Modern Art: Works from the Anderson Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

1999
New Work: Painting Today, Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Into the 21st Century: Selections from the Permanent Collection, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Investigate the de Young, M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
American Artists’ Books Exhibition, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
California Dreamin’: Contemporary Art from the Bank of America Collection, Bank of America Gallery, Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC

1998
ALTERNATIVITY: The Other Side of Christmas, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
In Over Our Heads: The Image of Water in Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Paper Thin, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, California
Art from Around the Bay: Recent Acquisitions, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
California Current, RARE Gallery, New York, NY
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, CA
Hidden Treasures: Contemporary Art from Sonoma County Private Collections, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Art Making Book Making Art, The San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

1997
Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Heart, Body, Mind, Soul, Recent Acquisitions at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Five Fine Arts Presses, Emmie Smock Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996
American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Group Show, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
Artist/Books, City College of San Francisco, November 20 - February 20 Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

1995
Trillium's Graphics The Artists Contemporary Gallery, Hyatt Regency Plaza, Sacramento, CA
Blue, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
What's in A Word?, Gallery Concord, Concord, CA

1994
U.S.A. ‘Within Limits,’ Documenta, Galleria de Arte, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Lyricism and Light, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
Of Dancing Frogs and Altarwings: Animal Allegories in Contemporary Art, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Summer Print Show, Okeonos Press, Berkeley, CA White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR
Old Glory New Story: Flagging the 21st Century, CAPP Street Project, San Francisco, CA
Sex Sells, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Books Works: Pacific Center for the Book Arts, 7th Biennial Members Exhibition, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA

1993
Directions in Bay Area Printmaking, Palo Alto, CA
Offices of the Mayor, San Francisco, CA
43rd Corcoran Biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fleishhacker Award Exhibition, San Jose Museum, San Jose, CA
Drawing II, Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Return of The Cadavre Exquis, Traveling Exhibition: The Drawing Center, New York; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The Foundation for Contemporary Art, Mexico City, Mexico; The Santa Monica Museum, Los Angeles, CA; and The Forum, St. Louis, MO
It's a Beautiful Thing, Savage Fine Art, Portland, OR

1992
Why Painting- Part , Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
Corollaries of Apprehension, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
California: North and South, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Painted Word/Written Image, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
Somewhere Between Image and Text, Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
Summer Show, Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, NY
Voices, Shea & Bornstein, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Just Words: I, Modernism, San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Greats, Syntex, Palo Alto, CA
Katie Block Fine Art, Boston, MA

1991
Her Story, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Contemporary Painting, Wake Forest University, Fine Arts Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Drawing Conclusions, Molica Guidarte Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Michael Kohn Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Artist's Hand: Drawings from the Bank of America Collection, a traveling exhibition organized by the Bank of America, San Francisco; San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Do You Hear What I'm Saying? TransAmerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA
Erotic Drawing, Artspace, San Francisco, CA
Works on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Cruciformed, an exhibition organized by the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, September 6-November 3, and traveling to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University, Dayton, OH; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA; MacDonald Stewart Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Prints from Experimental Workshop, University of the Pacific, Santa Clara, CA
Group Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1990
“Prints from Experimental Workshop,” San Francisco, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
“Drinking and Driving,” Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
“Word as Image,” a traveling exhibition organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, June 15-August 26, 1990 and traveling to: Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK, November 17, 1990-February 2, 1991; Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX, February 23-May 21,
1991
“Crossing the Line: Word and Image in Art, 1960-1990,” Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona, CA
“Contra-Costa Collects Contemporary,” Bedford Gallery, Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
“Words as Symbols,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
“26th Anniversary Exhibition,” Ann Jaffee Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL

1989
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“1989 Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“New Works,” Capp Street Project, San Francisco, CA
New Acquisitions, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, H.M. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Bay Area: Fresh Views,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
“41st Annual Purchase Exhibition,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1988
“Recent Prints from West Coast Presses,” Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Chatchke: A Source Show,” Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA
“Contra Costa Contemporary Collections,” Hearst Art Gallery, Saint Mary's College, Moraga, CA
“Selections from the Experimental Workshop, San Francisco,” San Francisco, CA

1987
“Passages: A Survey of California Women Artists, 1945 to Present, Part IV: Emerging California Women Artists,” Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986
“Academy of Art College - Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition,” Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Emerging Artists: A Macedonia,” Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, CA
“PARAVENT: Extending the Range of Expression,” Artspace, San Francisco, CA

1985
“Different Directions,” San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1984
“59th Crocker- Kingsley Exhibition,” Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
“Three Painters,” Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
“Artists Choice,” Emanuel Walter & Atholl McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

1983
“Current Work in California,” Annual Conference of the Museum Association of America
“Art at Zellerbach,” Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA
“22nd Annual Art Exhibition,” HAFA, Hayward, CA
“M.F.A./u.c.b., 1983,” Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
“Oropallo/Dix,” Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

1982
“M.A. Show,” Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
“Award Show,” University of California, Berkeley, CA
“Small Format Show,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
“Two Person Show,” Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1981
“35th Annual Arts Festival,” Civic Center, San Francisco, CA
“California State Fair Art Exhibition,” Sacramento, CA
“Beyond Words,” San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
“Group Show,” Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1980
“4th Western Drawing Exhibit,” Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
“27th Annual Painting Show,” Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1979
“Solo Show,” Media Gallery, Alfred University, New York

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

2008
Baker, Kenneth. “Anger shines through Oropallo’s manipulations,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 16.

2007
Baker, Kenneth. “Oropallo at the deYoung,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 19.

2005
Baker, Kenneth. “On sleep and Surrealistic pillows – Oropallo dives into the unconscious,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 17.

2004
“Oropallo’s next step,” San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, February 7, p.D10
Baker, Kenneth. “Art fair has more provincial look but shows some gems,” San Francisco Chronicle Datebook, January 17, pp.D1-D4
Levine, Karen. “Deborah Oropallo,” Tema Celeste,
May/June, pp.94-95
Van Proyen, Mark. “Deborah Oropallo at Stephen
Wirtz,” Art in America, September
Zinko, Carolyne. “Taking heart from the arts,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 15, p.E3
”Looking at Love in S.F.,” San Francisco Chronicle,
June 6, p.25

2003/2004
“Hot Picks,” 7x7 Magazine, December/January, p.44

2002
“Artist of the Month: Deborah Oropallo,” BistArt.com, Winter

2001/2002
Morris, Barbara. “Deborah Oropallo at the San Jose Museum of Art,” Artweek, December/January

2001
Beeler, Monique. “Still life more lively, less still In Bedford exhibit,” Oakland Tribune, December 21
Bonetti, David. “Oropallo's Industrial-Strength Art,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 18, p.E6
Fisher, Jack. “Routine forms foundation of rich artworks,” San Jose Mercury News, October 21
Golonu, Berin. “Objects Considered,” Artweek, November, pp.6, 27
Hamlin, Jesse. “Oropallo Finds Playfulness, Danger in Factory Images,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 31, pp.D-1, D-8
Helfand, Glen. “Harmful if swallowed,” The San Francisco Bay Guardian, February 7-13
Johnson, Ken. “Domestic Traces,” The New York Times, June 1
Keats, Jonathon. “Ghosts in the Machine,” San Francisco Magazine, October, pp.127-128
Roche, Harry. “Come Together,” San Francisco Weekly, February 14-20, p.36
Sivesind, Elizabeth. “Still lifes continue to stir the Imagination,” Contra Costa Times, November17, pp.1-2
Van Proyen, Mark. “Deborah Oropallo at Stephen Wirtz,” Art issues, March/April, pp.42-43

2000
Hamlin, Jesse. “Glen Ellen winery swaps wine for artists' original works to be used on its labels,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 25
“This is What an Artist Must Do: Ten Modern Art Manifestos,” Open: The Magazine of the SFMoMA, Fall 2000, p. 29

1999
Bonetti, David. “Genial deconstruction of de Young Museum,” San Francisco Examiner, November 26, pp.B-5, B-14
Brunetti, John. “As American Culture Faces,” New Art Examiner, December, pp.20-21, 62-63
Hamlin, Jesse. “Brushes with Greatness,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, pp.E1, E7
Tokyo South Life, pp.10-13

1998
Baker, Kenneth. “Oropallo’s Home Works,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 8, p.E5
Bonetti, David. “ Three S.F. Artists In Their Prime,” San Francisco Examiner, October 29
Helfand, Glen. ““Deborah Oropallo,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, October 7, p.113
Helfand, Glen. “'Alternativity,'“ The San Francisco Bay Guardian, December 23-29
Riddle, Mason. “Berkeley artist’s show is on the house,” Saint Paul Pioneer Press, June 2, p.3B
Rowlands, Penelope. “San Francisco’s New Art Exposition,” Art & Auction, September 21-October 4, Vol.XXI, no.2
Whiting, Sam. “Looking at Christmas From the Outside,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 21, E1, E5

1997
Baker, Kenneth. “Deborah Oropallo,” ArtNews, September
Bonetti, David. “Succeeding by resisting early success,” San Francisco Examiner, April 25, p. D-10
Greenleaf, Ken. “Search unifies three art forms,” Maine Sunday Telegram, October
Roche, Harry. “Deborah Oropallo,” San Francisco Guardian, April 16, p.43

1996
“American Kaleidoscope: Themes and Perspectives in Recent Art,” National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. Exhibition Catalogue
Brunetti, John. “Deborah Oropallo, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery” New Art Examiner, September p. 39

1995
Dipirro, Kevin and Lang Ho, Cathy. “Unflagging Support,” Metropolis, The Magazine of Architecture and Design
Baker, Kenneth. Art News, April, pp. 153-154
Rapko, John. “Deborah Oropallo at Stephen Wirtz Gallery,” Artweek, March, Vol. 26, no. 3
Tromble, Meredith. “A Conversation with Deborah Oropallo, Artist,” Artweek, March, vol. 26, no. 3
Jan, Alfred. “Deborah Oropallo: Fairy Tales with a Double Edge,” Artist Writer, February, vol. 4.2, p. 5
Bonetti, David. “Gallery Watch: Now is the Time for a City Tour,” San Francisco Examiner, January 20, page C-14
Miller, Judith. “Exhibit Substantiates Art Category Collapse: 12 Bay Area Painters,” San Jose Museum of Art Publication, January
Maclay, Catherine. “Once Subjugated, the Human Figure Regains Acceptance,” San Jose Mercury News, February 25
Smith, Dean. “Deborah Oropallo at Stephen Wirtz Gallery,” Visions Art Quarterly, Spring
The Print Collector's Newsletter, vol. XXV, no. 1 March/April
Edelman, Robert G. “The Figure Returns,” Art in America, March
Burkhart, Dorothy, “Picture Imperfect; Bay Area Painting Surveyed,” Visions Art Quarterly, Summer
Whiting, Sam. “American Originals: Unflagging Artists Create New Old Glories,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 30

1993
Cohn, Terri, “Narratives,” Artweek, June 3
The Boston Globe, Thursday, October 28
The Print Collector's Newsletter, Vol. XXIV, no. 1, March - April
Richard, Paul, “What's Wrong With this Picture?” The Washington Post, October 31
Bonetti, David. “Grant Recipients Aren't all Winners,” San Francisco Examiner, November 5
Baker, Kenneth. “Contemporary Painting Celebrated in DC,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 7
Hodder, Monroe. “Fact and Fiction: New Paintings by Deborah Oropallo,” Detail, Fall
Baker, Kenneth. “Bay Area Painters, Mexican Photographers, San Francisco Chronicle, November 28
McWilliams, Martha. “Go Figure,” Washington City Paper, November 12
Burchard, Hank, “Out of the Fire, Into the Melting Pot,” The Washington Post, Oct. 29
Hess, Elizabeth, “Body Triple,” Voice, Nov 30
Maclay, Catherine, “Outlaws at an Exhibition,” San Jose Mercury News, October 15

1992
Rapko, John, “Beyond Appearances: 'Corollaries of Apprehension at CCAC,” Artweek, February 27
Baker, Kenneth. “'Why' Paintings in Mill Balley,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 14,
Santiago, Chiori. “The fine Art of Apprehension,” Oakland Tribune, February 17
Turner, Elisa, “Deborah Oropallo,” Artnews, Summer

1991
Tanner, Marcia. “Between the Lines,” SF Magazine, February
Matthews, Lydia. “Stories History Didn't Tell Us, Her Story: Narrative Art by Contemporary California Artists at the Oakland Museum,” Artweek, February 14, pp. 1,15 - 17
Ollman, Leah. “Five New Works Added at Museum of Contemporary Art,” Los Angeles Times, San Diego Edition, January 9, p.F12
Patterson, Tom. “WFU is Presenting A Disjointed Exhibit,” Winston-Salem Journal, February 24, p.H4
Stapen, Nancy. “David Ross: A ‘Natural Panache,’” ARTnews, April, pp.93-94
Porges, Maria. “Quick Quick Pause,” Artforum, May, pp. 108-112
Litt, Steven. “Using or Abusing a Powerful Symbol?” The Plain Dealer, September 8, pp.1H,12H
Watten, Barrett, “Consentual Erotica,” Artweek, October 10
Thompson, Walter. “Deborah Oropallo at Germans van Eck,” Art in America, December

1990
Temin, Christine. “ICA's Current Takes a Look at What's New,” Boston Globe, January 23
Bonetti, David “Whose Community? What Standards?” San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, C-2,8
Baker, Kenneth. “3 Award Winners in Artspace Exhibition,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, p.C7
Aziz, Anthony. “Of Poetry and Farce, 1990 Painting Grant Award Exhibition at Artspace,” ARTweek, July 19, p.11
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Critic's Choice,” San Jose Mercury News, July 15, p. 18
Helfand, Glen, “Star Search,” S.F. Weekly, September 19, pp. 1,13,14.
Bonetti, David. “Report From the Bay Area,” Art New England, September, vol. 11, no.8 pp.10-11,33
Cook, Catherine. “Red Cross and Black Tar,” Visions, Winter, p.33, 38

1989
Burkhart, Dorothy. “ Painter's Work Bound for N.Y. Show,” San Jose Mercury News, March 9, p. 5-E
Flam, Jack. “The View From the Cutting Edge,” The Wall Street Journal, May 10, p. A-16
Larson, Kay. “The Childrens Hour,” New York Magazine, May 8, p.94
Wolff, Theodore F. “What's New And Challenging in the Visual Arts” Christian Science Monitor, May 9
Hess, Elizabeth. “Coming Up Empty,” The Voice, May 9, p. 99
Straus, Marc. “Facts and Fancy: A New York Collector Shares His Impressions of the Biennial,” CONTEMPORANEA, vol. II no. 5, July/August
Smith, Roberta, “More Women and Unknowns in the Whitney Biennial,” New York Times, April 28, p. C-23
Brunson, Jamie. “Deborah Oropallo, The Printed Text,” ARTSPACE, September/October, pp. 58-62
MacDonald, Anne, “Deborah Oropallo,” SHIFT Magazine, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 38-41
Jan, Alfred. “Symbolizing History,” ARTWEEK, September 23, l989, Vol. 20, No. 30, p. 3
Berkson, Bill. “Five Bay Area Artists,” Art International, Autumn 1989, Vol.8, pp. 45-50
Berkhart, Dorothy. “Summing Up the '80's,” San Jose Mercury News, November 3
Baker, Kenneth. “Whitney Biennial Exhibition is a Clever and Cynical Mix,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 13, p. C-8
Baker, Kenneth. “Bay Area Artists,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 12
Ross, Jeanette. “Frostings on a Plain Cake,” ARTWEEK, November 16, Vol. 20, No. 40, pp. 11-12
Schapiro, Mark. “The bay Area: The Persistence of Light,” ARTnews, December, p. 134.

1988
“The Best of California,” California, May, illustrated p. 30
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Critic's Choice,” San Jose Mercury News, May 15, vol. 19, No. 1
Porges, Maria. “Text & Image Metaphors,” ARTWEEK, MAY 28, 1988, Vol. 19, No. 1
Baker, Kenneth. “Artists in Command - and Others,” San Francisco Chronicle, Wednesday, June 1, p. E-3
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Promising Futures,” San Jose Mercury News, Arts & Books Section, July 17, pp. 18-20
Berkson, Bill. “Reviews/Deborah Oropallo-Stephen Wirtz Gallery,” Artforum, September, p. 149
Levy, Mark. “California Contemporary Art,” Art & Antiques, September.
Stern, Fred. Deborah Oropallo,” Mizue (Tokyo), Autumn
French, Christopher. “That Was Then, This is Now,” The Journal of Art (International Edition), December, Vol. I, No. I

1987
Tarshis, Jerome. “Deborah Oropallo at Stephen Wirtz, ART IN AMERICA, February, p. 157
Robins, Cynthia. “The San Francisco 39ers,” San Francisco Examiner, April 7, Style Section p. F-4
Mochary, Alexander. “Bay Area Art - Take Another Look,” Antiques & Fine Arts, December, pp. 71 - 75

1986
Morch, Al. “Eight Artists Step to the Fore with Macedonia Exhibit,” San Francisco Examiner, September 8, p. E-3
Brunson, Jamie. “Questions of Skill and Intent,” ARTWEEK, October 18, p.1
Morch, Al. “Maturity Brings Out Outstanding Talent in Two Young Artists,” San Francisco Examiner, October 14, p. E-3
Hjalmerson, Brigitta. “Sliding, Rocking & Rolling in California,” ART & AUCTION, November, pp. 144-150

1985
French, Christopher. “Three Different Voices,” ARTWEEK, September 7
Burkhart, Dorothy. “Critic's Choice,” San Jose Mercury News, February 24, p.18.
Morch, Al. “Arts Commission Shows the Work of Promising Young Artists,” San Francisco Examiner, February 25, p. B12

1984
Dickson, Joanne, Point Reyes Light, October 25, p.17

1983
Shere, Charles. “Gallery Roundup,” Oakland Tribune, August 15, p. H-20.
Van de Muelen. “Arts,” Pacific Sun, September 30, p.16.
Saunders, Maria. “One of the Best MFA Exhibits in Years,” The Daily Californian, August 17, p.2

1982
Toris, Joe. Mario Ferrarri, “The Prize Show: Clarity and Confidence,” University Art Museum, May

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS/CATALOGUES
“Pomp,” essay by Nick Stone, published by Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA, 2009
“Guise,” Recent prints by Deborah Oropallo, curated by Karin Breuer, brochure published by deYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
“Deborah Oropallo: Twice Removed,” curated by Sandy Harthorn, published by Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
“How To: The Art of Deborah Oropallo,” Curated by Merrill Falkenberg. Essay by Jeff Kelley. Published by the San Jose Museum of Art, 2001
“Museum Pieces: Bay Area Artists Consider the de Young,” Curated by Glen Helfand. Published by Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1999
“Into The 21st Century,” Selections from the Permanent Collection San Jose Museum of Art, Curated by Cathy Kimball, Published by San Jose Museum of Art, 1999
“Deborah Oropallo: Flat Pictures,” Essay by Donald Kuspit. Published by Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 1997
“Oropallo,” Essays by Bill Berkson and Maria Porges. Published by Stephen Wirtz Gallery, 1993
“43 rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,” Curated by Terry Sultan. Published by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1993
“The Rutgers Archives for Printmaking Studios,” Curated by Trudy Victoria Hansen. Published by Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1992
“Corollaries of Apprehension,” Curated by Dyana Currei-Chadwick. Published by California College of Arts and Crafts, Oliver Arts Center, 1992
“Her Story: Narrative Art by Contemporary California Artists,” Curated by Therese Heyman. Published by the Oakland Museum, 1991
“1991 Art on Paper,” Curated by Trevor Richardson. Published by Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1991
“Cruciform,” Curated by David S. Rubin. Published by Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1991
“Drawing Conclusions,” Curated by Giuseppe Molina. Published by Edition Molica, Rome/New York, 1990
“Crossing the Line - Word and Image in Art: 1960-1990,” Curated by Mary Davis, McNaughton, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Pomona California, 1990
“1989 Biennial Exhibition,” Curated by Richard Armstrong, John Hanhardt, Richard Marshall, Lisa Philips: Published by Whitney Museum of American Art in association with W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1989
“Word as Image,” by Russell Bowman and Dean Sobel, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1990
“New Art,” Selected by Phillis Freeman; Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1990
“Bay Area: Fresh Views” curated by Colleen Vojvodich, directed by I. Michael Danoff: San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California, 1989
“PARAVENT:Extending the Range of Expression,” Curated by Anne Walker, Published by Artspace, San Francisco, California, 1986
“The Prize Show, Clarity and Confidence,” by Joe Toris and Mario Ferrari. Published by University Art Museum, Berkeley, California, 1986
“Art Program” by Bonnie Earls-Solari, Published by Bank of America Corporation, 1986
“Artists Choice” By David S. Rubin: San Francisco Art Institute Exhibitions Program, 1984

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Anderson Collection, Palo Alto, CA
ARA Services, Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Art Museum
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. San Francisco, CA
The Gap, San Francisco, CA
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art
Lang Communications, New York, NY
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Mills College Special Collections Library, Oakland, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Nestle USA, Inc., Glendale, CA
New York Public Library
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Progressive Corporation Mayfield, OH
Robertson Stephens & Company, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Public Library
San Jose Museum of Art
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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