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.