Oropallo, Deborah was born on November 29, 1954 in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alfred (New York ) University, 1979. Master of Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1982. Master of Fine Arts, University California, Berkeley, 1983.
Teaching assistant, Alfred (New York) U., 1979;
teaching assistant, University of California, Berkeley, 1982-1983;
instructor, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1984-1985;
instructor, San Francisco Art Academy College, 1986, 87-92;
visiting professor, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1993;
artist, C. O. Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, since 1994.
Recipient F.C.-J.C. Fine Art award Alfred UniveRecipient F.C.-J.C. Fine Art award Alfred University, 1977, Michael Cory Levins Sculpture award Alfred University, 1978, New York College Register Certified of Recognition, 1977, Honorary mention California State Fair Art Exhibition, 1981, Second Place award, 1981, Richmond (California) Art Center award, 1982, Ann Bremer award University California, 1982, 22nd Annual Art Exhibit Second Place award, 1983, Engelhard award Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1987, Art Space Support grant, 1988, 90, National Education Association award, 1991, Fleishhacker award, 1993.