Julie Rotblatt Amrany
Private & Public Commissions & Collections:
2017 The Quintessential Engineer, Engineering Micro Nano Tech Lab, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL Roughriders Installation, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 2016 LA Kings 50th Anniversary Memorial, LA Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA John Wooden, Purdue University, Mackey Hall, West Lafayette, IN 2015 Solace (9/11 Memorial), City of Highwood, Highwood City Hall, Highwood, IL Luc Robitaille, LA Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 2014 Rosalind Franklin, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL 2013 The Battle for Harmony, Jackie Chan Tribute, JC Group, Shanghai, China 2012 John Purdue, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA 2011 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 2010 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 2009 Johnny "Red" Kerr, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Chicago, IL 2008 Championship Moments, Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL 2007 Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field, Chicago, IL 2006 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 2005 Quest for Exploration: James Lovell, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL 2004 George Halas Memorial, Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL 2003 Vince Lombardi, Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI Community Veterans Memorial, Munster Indiana Veterans Memorial Park, Munster, IN 2002 Barry Pitler Memorial Sculpture, Rush North Shore Hospital, Skokie, IL Winnie Palmer Memorial, Private Commission, Nature Park, Latrobe, PA 2001 Spiraling Harmony, Private Commission, Lake Forest, IL 2000 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 1998 Cascading Melodies, Stone Family Commission, Highland Park, IL 1997 Support & Survival, Donation, Y-Me Breast Cancer Organization, Chicago, IL St. Therese of the Roses and Child Jesus, Carmelite Monastery, Philadelphia, PA 1996 Standing Tall, Tribute to Fr. John Smyth, Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, IL Healing Energy, Kellogg Cancer Care Center, Evanston, IL 1995 The Legacy, Annual Award for City of Hope Golf Tournament, Los Angeles, CA 1994 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 1992 Conductor's Hands, Quaker Oats Corporation, Chicago, IL 1989 Milkovsky, Memorial for a Partisan of WWII, J.C.C., Skokie, IL
Exhibitions and Projects
2016 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 2015 Group Show, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL Art Venice Biennale 3, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy 2014 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 2013 Boston Young Contemporaries Group Exhibit, Boston University, Boston, MA M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 2011 Beethoven Festival Set Design/Video, Ballet Chicago's Creature of Prometheus, Chicago, IL 2007 Group Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, Highwood, IL 2006 Amdur Gallery, Glenview, IL 2003 Zygman-Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL 2002 Signature Art Gallery, Glencoe, IL 2001 "Theatre of the Soul" One woman exhibition, Chateau of Amboise, Amboise, France Cora Art Gallery, France The Ottinger Gallery, Chicago, IL 2000 Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, China Beaux Arts Invitational Exhibition, Paris, France 1999 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 1998 Daley Center Fine Art Exhibition, Daley Center, Chicago, IL 1997 East West Gallery, Miami, FL 1996 North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL Mars Landing Celebration, Planetary Society, Los Angeles, CA 1995 Fall Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany, Highland Park, IL Palette & Chisel Academy Tavern Club, Chicago, IL Lineart International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium 1994 Daley Center Fine Art Exhibit, Daley Center Chicago, IL 1993 Carole Jones Gallery, River North Gallery District, Chicago, IL 1992 East West Gallery, Chicago, IL Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL 1990 Fermi Labs Invitational Exhibition, Fermi Labs, Batavia, IL Carlan Collection, Palm Springs, CA East West Gallery, Chicago, IL 1989 Colby's Corporate Exhibition, Lincolnwood, IL Firenza Gallery, Lake Forest, IL North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL 1988 Shal Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel La Galleria Caesar, Tiberias, Israel 1987 Orange Plus Gallery, Haifa, Israel 1985 Perugia Center for the Arts, Perugia, Italy 1984 Assistant on 8'H x 40'W Miwok Indian Village Mural, Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA 1983 Assistant on 25' Redwood Totem Pole Carving, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
2013-2014 Special Merit Award - Best of Highwood, IL for Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt & Amrany 1995 Special Merit Award for Public Art, The Chicago Bar Association
Education & Instruction
2014 Conversations on Art & Science, Multiverse: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies, The LeRoy Neiman Center, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2013 Masters in Fine Art, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA 2005 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 1995-2000 Continuing Education, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1992 Art Education Certification, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1992-Present Co-founder, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School 1987-1989 Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, Israel 1985 Pietrasanta and Perugia, Italy Studied marble carving ateliers: Renzo Santioli and Sems 1983 Initiated exhibition schedule to include shows in Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Israel, China, and across the United States 1982 Studied Fine Art, College of Marin, Marin, CA Studied Figure Sculpture, University of California, Davis, CA 1981 Continuing Education - Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1980 B.A. Studio Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 1979 Formal Study in French & Art History, University of Bordeaux, France 1976 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.
“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.