Full Biography

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

 

Awards

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

Philosophy

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.