Patricia Orpilla art, painting, printmaking, textiles, yale

Patricia Orpilla uses an interdisciplinary process to create prints, textiles, and objects. She forefronts indexical relationships within the grid, such as bitmapping, weaving, and woodgrain, to reflect on systems of dissemination. She is interested in the potential of material narratives to engage questions around authorship, industry, and ideology. She references various archives to search for fingerprints of these narratives -- a war map, an ethnographer’s notes, a spider's web or a pre-industrial spinning wheel becomes her source material. Her recent work is interested in the relationship of text to textiles. 


She received her MFA from Yale School of Art in painting and printmaking. She completed a fellowship in the summer of 2021 at the Beinecke Library where she researched ephemera such as maps and religious texts around 19th-century U.S.-Philippines relations. She has recently shown her work at Jeffrey Deitch, Kiosk Gallery, Front/Space, Beggar's Table, Vulpes Bastille, and H&R Block Artspace. She is currently a resident artist at the Museum of Arts and Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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