Patricia Orpilla is a visual artist and writer who works primarily with site-specific painting and sculpture. She holds a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute with a double major in Painting and Creative Writing. Her work explores a range of elements from light, surface, architecture and the psychological experiences that these elements can represent. Having a strong foundation of research fuels both her written and visual language and how history is represented through these media. Her work has been shown at Kiosk Gallery, Front/Space, Beggar's Table, Vulpes Bastille, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Strata Architecture, H&R Block Artspace, and AICAD studios in Brooklyn, NY.
Her recent pursuits include a 2-year long collaboration with animator, Daniel Chase, which culminated most recently into a show called Resonant Frequency:“I” As Numerous Shifts at Front/Space, where she was given the ability to interact with intentional light and movement in the animations. She had a solo exhibition, titled Pillars, at Kiosk Gallery where she exhibited sculptural paintings. She is currently Academic Support and Advisor at the Kansas City Art Institute and a Senior Editor & Writer at Informality. She provides private lessons to youth and high school students and teaches with Continuing Education at KCAI where she was previously Enrollment Coordinator. She has a studio at the Hobbs Building in the West Bottoms, and is a previous resident of the Drugstore Studios, a competitive studio space where she was juried in and granted a free studio in 2018. She currently lives and works in Kansas City, MO.
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