Julie Rotblatt-Amrany’s Full Biography

Julie’s 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. I’m interested in emotional intelligence, higher consciousness, genetic engineering, medical and spiritual healing. I’m intrigued by the exploration of multiple dimensions; uncovering unknown areas as we evolve to a higher state of being, hopefully not recreating past mistakes. I believe this vision is reflected in the way we work individually and collaborate. Our concepts have depth and meaning; I think that is why the media have been so interested in us. We are grateful to have earned public respect in so 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.”


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Exhibitions and Projects

2019Unlikely Pairings, Gallery Studio Oh!, Chicago, IL
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
SOFA, Hive Contemporary, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
De/construct, Gallery Studio Oh!, Chicago, IL
Women Celebrating Creativity, Nationals Association of Women Artists, Inc., NC, NY
2018Surfaces, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
SOFA, Hive Contemporary, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Order & Chaos: The World of the Enlightened, Jankossen Contemporary, New York, NY
2017SOFA, 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
2016Dialogue Chicago; Full Force, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
“Dada Lives”, UC Blue Ash Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Art Palm Beach, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL
2015Group Show, Echt Gallery, Chicago, IL
Art Venice Biennale 3, The Biennal Project, Venice, Italy
2014Science 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
2013Boston Young Contemporaries Group Exhibit, Boston University, Boston, MA
M.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
2011Beethoven Festival Set Design/Video, Ballet Chicago’s Creatures of Prometheus, Chicago, IL
2007Group Show, The Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany, Highwood, IL
2006Amdur Gallery, Glenview, IL
2003Zigman-Voss Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002Signature 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
2000Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, China
Beaux-Arts Invitational Exhibition, Paris, France
1999Moxley-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
1998Daley Center Fine Art Exhibition, Chicago, IL
1997East West Gallery, Miami, FL
1996North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL
Mars Landing Celebration, Planetary Society, Los Angeles, CA
1995Fall Show, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL
Palette & Chisel Academy Tavern Club, Chicago, IL
Lineart International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium
1994Daley Center Fine Art Exhibit, Chicago, IL
1993Carole Jones Gallery, River North Gallery District, Chicago, IL
1992East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
Portraits/Chicago, Chicago, IL
1990Fermi Lab Invitational Exhibition, Batavia, IL
Carlan Collection, Palm Springs, CA
East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
1989Colby’s Corporate Exhibition, Lincolnwood, IL
Firenze Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL
1988Shai Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
La Galleria Caesar, Tiberias, Israel
1987Orange Plus Gallery, Haifa, Israel
1985Perugia Center for the Arts, Perugia, Italy
1984Oakland Art Museum, Assistant on 8’H x 40’W Miwok Indian Village Mural, Oakland, CA
1983California College of Arts and Crafts, Assistant on 25’ Redwood Totem Pole Carving, Oakland, CA


Private Collections

2006Preservation of the Union: Abraham Lincoln 1/3 section bronze bas relief, Lincoln Presidential Library, Springfield, IL
1994The 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

2019David Beckham, LA Galaxy, Carson, CA
Geoff Rowley, VANS, Costa Mesa, CA
2017LA 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
2016LA Kings 50th Anniversary Memorial, LA Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles CA
John Wooden, Purdue University, Mackey Hall, West Lafayette, IN
2015Solace (9/11 Memorial), City of Highwood, Highwood City Hall, Highwood, IL
Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
2014Rosalind Franklin, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, N. Chicago, IL
2013The Battle for Harmony, Jackie Chan Tribute, JC Group, Shanghai, China
2012John Purdue, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
2011Stan 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
2010We 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
2009Johnny Red Kerr, Chicago Bulls, United Center, Chicago, IL
2008Championship Moments, Chicago White Sox, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
2007Billy Pierce, Chicago White Sox, US Cellular Field, Chicago, IL
2006Freedom’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
2005Quest for Exploration: James Lovell, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL
2004George Halas Memorial, Chicago Bears, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
2003Vince 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
2002Barry Pitler Memorial Sculpture, Rush North Shore Hospital, Skokie, IL
Winnie Palmer Memorial, Private Commission, Nature Park, LaTrobe, PA
2001Spiraling Harmony, Private Commission, Lake Forest, IL
2000Hall 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
1998Cascading Melodies, Stone Family Commission, Highland Park, IL
1997Support & Survival, Donation, Y-Me Breast Cancer Organization, Chicago, IL
St. Therese of the Roses and Child Jesus, Carmelite Monastery, Philadelphia, PA
1996Standing Tall, Tribute to Fr. John Smyth, Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, IL
Healing Energy, (Oil on Canvas Triptych) Kellogg Cancer Care Center, Evanston, IL
1995The Legacy, Annual Award for City of Hope Golf Tournament, Los Angeles, CA
1994The 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
1992Conductor’s Hands, Quaker Oats Corporation, Chicago, IL
1989Milkovsky, Memorial for a Partisan of WWII, J.C.C., Skokie, IL



2013-2014Special Merit Award – Best of Highwood, IL for Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany
1995Special Merit Award for Public Art from the Chicago Bar Association


Education & Instruction

2014Conversations on Art & Science, Multiverse: Facts, Fictions, and Fantasies, The LeRoy Neiman Center, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013Masters in Fine Art, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
2005Astronomical 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
1995-00Continuing Education, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Figure Modeling Instructor, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1992Art Education Certification, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1992-CurrentCo-Founder, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School; an international center for the development of visual arts excellence.
1987-89Kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov, Israel
1985Pietrasanta and Perugia, Italy.
Studied marble carving ateliers: Renzo Santioli and Sems.
1983Initiated exhibition schedule to include shows in Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Israel, China, and across the U.S.
1982College of Marin, studied Fine Art, Marin, CA
University of California studied Figure Sculpture, Davis, CA
1981Continuing Education – Sculpture, Art Institute of Chicago, Il
1980B.A. Studio Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1979Formal Study in French & Art History, University of Bordeaux, France
1976University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah


Julie’s work has been featured in multiple media outlets over the years, including The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN Magazine, Art & Science 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.