Deborah Oropallo


Deborah Oropallo has always preferred a systematic approach to her digitally constructed paintings. POMP features a varied range of her work, including pieces from her Guise and Wild Wild West series where she addresses the issue of adornment, pageantry, and costume. The Guise series is focused on the symbolic function of 17th century portraits of aristocrats, emperors, and kings through elements of dress, gesture signifiers of wealth and power, with results that are imaginary representations of female figures. In her Wild Wild West work, fringe, spangles, lassos, and six-shooters—central elements of rodeo—are digitally arranged and layered to startling effect, suggesting ghostly and feminized versions of the Marlborough Man that play on collective notions and pop mythology of the American West.

She has been widely exhibited, and her work is in public and private collections throughout the United States.


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