Patricia Orpilla is a visual artist and writer who works primarily with site-specific painting and sculpture. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Art beginning fall 2020. 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, text and the psychological experiences that these elements can represent. Her work has been shown in Kansas City, MO at Kiosk Gallery, Front/Space, Beggar's Table, Vulpes Bastille, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Strata Architecture, H&R Block Artspace, in Warren, RI at Paperback Gallery and Brooklyn, NY at AICAD Studios.
Her recent pursuits include a 2-year long collaboration with animator, Daniel Chase, which culminated into a 2018 exhibition titled 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 in 2019, titled Pillars, at Kiosk Gallery where she exhibited sculptural paintings. She currently lives and works in New Haven, CT.
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