Full Biography – Julie Rotblatt-Amrany

Julie Rotblatt Amrany

912 Lyster Road | Fort Sheridan
Highwood, IL 60040
C: 847.867.6603 | jramrany@att.net
www.jramrany.com   www.rotblattamrany.com

Exhibitions and Projects

2019   Women Celebrating Creativity, National Association of Women Artists, Inc., New York, NY
2018   Surfaces, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
SOFA, Hive Contemporary, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Order & Chaos: The World of the Enlightened, Jankossen Contemporary, New York, NY
2017   SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Narratives in Glass, Echt Gallery, The Art Center Highland Park, IL
Continuum, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Seeing Red, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
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, The Biennal Project, 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
2011   Beethoven Festival Set Design/Video, Ballet Chicago’s Creatures of Prometheus, Chicago, IL
2007   Group Show, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, Highwood, IL
2006   Amdur Gallery, Glenview, IL
2003   Zigman-Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002   Signature Art Gallery, Glencoe, IL
2001   “Theatre of the Soul” One woman exhibition, Chateau d’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, NM
Millennium Group Show, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
Fall Show, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL
1998   Daley Center Fine Art Exhibition, 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, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL
Palette & Chisel Academy Tavern Club, Chicago, IL
Lineart International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium
1994   Daley Center Fine Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL
1993   Carole Jones Gallery, River North Gallery District, Chicago, IL
1992   East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL
1990   Fermi Lab Invitational Exhibition, Batavia, IL
Carlan Collection, Palm Springs, CA
East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989   Colby’s Corporate Exhibition, Lincolnwood, IL
Firenze Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL
1988   Shai 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
  Oakland Art Museum, Assistant on 8’H x 40’W Miwok Indian Village Mural, Oakland, CA
1983   California College of Arts and Crafts, Assistant on 25’ Redwood Totem Pole Carving, Oakland, CA

Private Collections

2006   Preservation of the Union: Abraham Lincoln 1/3 section bronze bas relief, Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL
1994   The Spirit: Michael Jordan, United Center, Chicago, IL. Replicas in collections of: White House Collection, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar.

Private Commissions

2017   LA Kings Don Miller, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Quintessential Engineer, Engineering Micro Nano Tech Lab, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Rough Riders Installation, Rough Riders, 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, Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
2014   Rosalind Franklin, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, N. 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, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
2007   Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox, US Cellular 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, (6.5 acres with 8 major figurative groupings in bronze & granite), Munster Indiana Veterans Memorial Park, 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, Detroit Tigers Stadium, Detroit, MI
Janet Friend Memorial, Friend Family, Highland Park District Library, Highland Park, IL
Lady of Mount Carmel, Mt. 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, (Oil on Canvas Triptych) 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, IL.
The Spirit: Michael Jordon, Maquette Replicas in White House Collection, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Collection & 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

Awards

2013-2014   Special Merit Award – Best of Highwood, IL for Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany
1995   Special Merit Award for Public Art from 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   Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical phenomena V, Lecture by Julie Rotblatt Amrany & Omri Armany, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
1995-00   Continuing Education, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Figure Modeling Instructor, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1992   Art Education Certification, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992-Current   Co-Founder, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School; An international center for the development of visual arts excellence.
1987-89   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 U.S.
1982   College of Marin, studied Fine Art, Marin, CA
University of California studied Figure Sculpture, Davis, CA
1981   Continuing Education – Sculpture, Art Institute of 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, Utah

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.