Full Biography

Julie Rotblatt Amrany

Private & Public Commissions & Collections:


The Quintessential Engineer, Engineering Micro Nano Tech Lab, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Roughriders Installation, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


LA Kings 50th Anniversary Memorial, LA Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

John Wooden, Purdue University, Mackey Hall, West Lafayette, IN


Solace (9/11 Memorial), City of Highwood, Highwood City Hall, Highwood, IL

Luc Robitaille, LA Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA


Rosalind Franklin, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL


The Battle for Harmony, Jackie Chan Tribute, JC Group, Shanghai, China


John Purdue, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA


Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, Chicago, IL

Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Chicago, IL


We Will Never Forget, Chicago Police Gold Star Families Memorial & Park, Chicago, IL

Dancing Electrons, SIU School of Medicine Cancer Care Center, Springfield, IL

Chick Hearn, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

Vortex of Healing Waters, Kellogg Cancer Care Center, Evanston, IL


Johnny "Red" Kerr, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Chicago, IL


Championship Moments, Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL


Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL


Freedom's Sacrifice, Veterans Memorial, American Legion Post 145, Highland Park, IL

Preservation of the Union: Abraham Lincoln, 1/3 section bronze bas-relief, Lincoln Presidential Library, 
Springfield, IL

Cascading Melody, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL


Quest for Exploration: James Lovell, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL


George Halas Memorial, Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL


Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI

Community Veterans Memorial, Munster Indiana Veterans Memorial Park, Munster, IN


Barry Pitler Memorial Sculpture, Rush North Shore Hospital, Skokie, IL

Winnie Palmer Memorial, Private Commission, Nature Park, Latrobe, PA


Spiraling Harmony, Private Commission, Lake Forest, IL


Hall of Fame Players, Detroit Tigers, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Janet Friend Memorial, Friend Family, Highland Park District Library, Highland Park, IL

Lady of Mount Carmel, Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, IL


Cascading Melodies, Stone Family Commission, Highland Park, IL


Support & Survival, Donation, Y-Me Breast Cancer Organization, Chicago, IL

St. Therese of the Roses and Child Jesus, Carmelite Monastery, Philadelphia, PA


Standing Tall, Tribute to Fr. John Smyth, Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, IL

Healing Energy, Kellogg Cancer Care Center, Evanston, IL


The Legacy, Annual Award for City of Hope Golf Tournament, Los Angeles, CA


The Spirit: Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Chicago Bulls

The Spirit: Michael Jordan, Maquette Replicas in White House Collection, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Collection, 
and Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar


Conductor's Hands, Quaker Oats Corporation, Chicago, IL


Milkovsky, Memorial for a Partisan of WWII, J.C.C., Skokie, IL


Exhibitions and Projects


Dialogue Chicago, Full Force, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL

"Dada Lives", UC Blue Ash Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Art Palm Beach, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL


Group Show, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art Venice Biennale 3, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy


Science Inspires Art: The Brain, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

National Wet Paint MFA Biennial, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

Group Show, 90 Year Celebration of Kibbutz Ashdot-Yaacov, Museum of Uri & Rami Nachushtan, Jordan Valley, Israel


Boston Young Contemporaries Group Exhibit, Boston University, Boston, MA

M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


Beethoven Festival Set Design/Video, Ballet Chicago's Creature of Prometheus, Chicago, IL


Group Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, Highwood, IL


Amdur Gallery, Glenview, IL


Zygman-Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL


Signature Art Gallery, Glencoe, IL


"Theatre of the Soul" One woman exhibition, Chateau of Amboise, Amboise, France

Cora Art Gallery, France

The Ottinger Gallery, Chicago, IL


Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, China

Beaux Arts Invitational Exhibition, Paris, France


Moxley-Ross & Naranjo Gallery, Santa Fe, MN

Millenium Group Show, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

Fall Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, Highland Park, IL


Daley Center Fine Art Exhibition, Daley Center, Chicago, IL


East West Gallery, Miami, FL


North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

Mars Landing Celebration, Planetary Society, Los Angeles, CA


Fall Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, Highland Park, IL

Palette & Chisel Academy Tavern Club, Chicago, IL

Lineart International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium


Daley Center Fine Art Exhibit, Daley Center Chicago, IL


Carole Jones Gallery, River North Gallery District, Chicago, IL


East West Gallery, Chicago, IL

Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL


Fermi Labs Invitational Exhibition, Fermi Labs, Batavia, IL

Carlan Collection, Palm Springs, CA

East West Gallery, Chicago, IL


Colby's Corporate Exhibition, Lincolnwood, IL

Firenza Gallery, Lake Forest, IL

North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL


Shal Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

La Galleria Caesar, Tiberias, Israel


Orange Plus Gallery, Haifa, Israel


Perugia Center for the Arts, Perugia, Italy


Assistant on 8'H x 40'W Miwok Indian Village Mural, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA


Assistant on 25' Redwood Totem Pole Carving, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA




Special Merit Award - Best of Highwood, IL for Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany


Special Merit Award for Public Art, The Chicago Bar Association


Education & Instruction


Conversations on Art & Science, Multiverse: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies, The LeRoy Neiman Center,
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Masters in Fine Art, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V, Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series,
Lecture by Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL


Continuing Education, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Art Education Certification, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Co-founder, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School


Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, Israel


Pietrasanta and Perugia, Italy
Studied marble carving ateliers: Renzo Santioli and Sems


Initiated exhibition schedule to include shows in Belgium, France, Holland, 
Italy, Israel, China, and across the United States


Studied Fine Art, College of Marin, Marin, CA
Studied Figure Sculpture, University of California, Davis, CA


Continuing Education - Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


B.A. Studio Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO


Formal Study in French & Art History, University of Bordeaux, France


University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT


After many years of formal education and creative productivity, my personal artistic vision has come to strongly embrace the combination of spiritual and physical elements…the mind-body connection. The human figure, what’s on the inside and what surrounds it is our world. I’m interested in quantum mechanics, the cosmos, medical and spiritual healing. I am intrigued by the exploration of multiple dimensions. On this path, I observe the micro and the macro universe, two sides of a natural polarity that together comprise a unified whole.


We are grateful to have earned public respect in many cities. I believe we are giving something hopeful and energizing back, as we explore the lives of heroic figures and hold up parts of their human and soulful experience that can inspire others.


Artistic Statement

“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” -Rumi


For the past several years, my passion as an artist has been to render the 3D figure moving through space. I’ve come to realize there is no boundary between what is in and around us. As infinite space is everywhere, it is packed with energy; in the tiniest of forms, they call it quantum mechanics. Energy and life emerge from this enigmatic place. I wonder whether there is really a beginning and an end or is it only a continuum of time and space, an infinite cycle of creation, explosion, implosion, and death? Whether it’s the birth of stars, the human race, or just life itself, there is an endless expanse that is interconnected and entangled.


–Julie R. Amrany

Julie and Omri’s works have been featured in multiple media outlets over the years, including The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN Magazine, Art & Scinec Collaborative, Inc., Chicago Magazine, North Shore Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times Pioneer Press, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Defender, Chicago Jewish News, and the Detroit News. Additional links to local and national videos can be found on the website at www.rotblattamrany.com and www.jramrany.com.