Full Biography – Omri Amrany

Private & Public Commissions & Collections

 

2015   Luc Robitaille, Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014   Directed winning studio submission for the City of Folsom’s Johnny Cash Art Trail Experience with artwork by Gary Tillery, managed by Itamar Amrany
Orchestrated figurative bronze grouping, Lambeau Leap, Green Bay Packers, Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
Dr. J. Buss, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles, CA
Napolean Dynamite, Twentieth Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA

2013   Orchestrated figurative bronze grouping, P. Hornung, J. Blood, G.W. Calhoun, B. Starr, M. Heather, C. Hinkle, and boy, Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Green Bay, WI
Orchestrated figurative bronze grouping, founders and child, Ariens Corporation, Brillion, WI
Jackie Chan Tribute, JC Group, Hong Kong
Levin Family, two life-size figurative sculptures, Private Commission, Chicago, IL

2012   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011   Bobby Hull, Chicago Blackhawks, United Center, Chicago, IL
Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010  Lois & Dean Griffith, Griffith Laboratories, Alsip, IL
We Will Never Forget Memorial, Chicago Police Gold Star Families Memorial & Park, Chicago, IL
Chick Hearn, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
Frank Kleinman, CEO, Fuchs Company, Harvey, IL
H.H. Dow, Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI

2008   Alex Delvecchio & Ted Lindsay, Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
Eleven figures for Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

2007   Gordie Howe, Detroit Red Wings, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

2006   Pat Tillman Memorial, Arizona Cardinals, Tempe, AZ
Freedom’s Sacrifice Veterans Memorial, American Legion Post 145, Highland Park, IL
The Fusion Centennial Tribute, City of Gary, IN
Holocaust Memorial, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL
George Smith Memorial, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2005   Quest for Exploration: James A. Lovell, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, Chicago, IL
Orchestrated Figurative Bronze Grouping for 50th Anniversary Restaurant Occasion, McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago, IL

2004   Ray Kennedy Memorial, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Al McGuire, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Wilt Chamberlain, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles, CA

2003   Magic Johnson, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Curly Lambeau, 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

2002   The Story of Carnauba, three bronze figures, S.C. Johnson Wax Company, Racine, WI

2001   Memorial to Heroic Construction Workers, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI

2000   Hall of Fame Players, Detroit Tigers, Tigers Stadium, Detroit, MI

1999   Harry Caray Tribute, Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL

1998   Cascading Melodies, Stone Family Commission, Highland Park, IL

1997   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
Ronald McDonald, McDonald’s Corporation, Oakbrook, 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 Jordan, marquette replicas in White House Collection, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Collection, and Illinois Governor Jim Edgar Collection

1992   Conductor’s Hands, Quaker Oats Corporation, Chicago, IL
Transformation, Mayor’s Award, City of Highland Park, IL

1989   Milkovsky, Memorial for a Partisan of WWII, J.C.C., Skokie, IL

 

Exhibitions and Projects

 

2014   Group Show, 90 Year Celebration of Kibbutz Ashdot-Yaacov, Museum of Uri and Rami Nachushtan, Jordan Valley, Israel

2007   Group Show, 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   The Ottinger Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000   Shanghai Art Fair 2000, Shanghai, China
Beaux-Arts Invitational Exhibition, Paris France
Spertus Museum of Judaica, The Peacemaker, Chicago, IL
East West Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999   Moxley-Ross & Naranjo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Millennium Group Show, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

1998   Fine Art Exhibition, Daley Center, Chicago, IL
Fall Show, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL

1997   October SOFA Show, Anne Nathan Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
East West Gallery, Miami, FL

1996   North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

1995   Fall Show, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL

1994   Palette & Chisel Academy Show, Tavern Club, Chicago, IL
Lineart International Art Exhibition, Ghent, Belgium
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 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
East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL
ECI Exhibition for Child Protection, Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel

1988   Shai Danon Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

1987   Orange Plus Gallery, Haifa, Israel

1986   Uri and Rami Museum, Ashdot Yaacov, Israel

1985   Castle Gallery, Caesarea, Israel

1978   Madison Square Garden, 30th Anniversary of Israel, New York, NY

 

Awards

 

2013-14   Special Merit Award – Best of Highwood, IL for Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany

1996   Chicago Chamber of Commerce Award

1995   Award of Special Merit from the Chicago Bar Association

 

Education, Instruction & Background

 

2005   Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena V, Lecture by Julie Rotblatt-Amrany and Omri Amarany, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL

1995   Became a naturalized citizen of the United States

1993-Present   Instructor, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL

1992   Co-founded Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School with wife, Julie Rotblatt-Amrany. The school is an international center for the full development of visual arts excellence.

1989-96   Instructor in sculpture, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
Instructor in sculpture, The Palette & Chisel Academy, Chicago, IL
Instructor in sculpture, The Long Grove Art Center, Chicago, IL

1987-Present   Continued international exhibition schedule, originating in Israel, included Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, China, and across the US.

1985   Began studies at Santoli’s Studio, Pietrasanta, Italy to explore marble and granite sculpture

1981   Worked in acrylic painting and mixed media.
Intermittent studies at Tel Aviv University in anatomy, drawing, and painting

1981-84   Leader of Youth Counselor Scouts Organization, Israel

1978   Invited to exhibit wall tapestries in Madison Square Garden

1972-75   Military service, Israeli Defense Forces

 

Philosophy

 

I have entered the third millennium as a primarily self-taught artist. I am grateful to have collaborated with many people around the world in my own quest to develop the highest level of skill possible. In this journey, I have become convinced we think too much about the past and not ennough about the future. We have enourmous problems to solve and we need to employ a worldview that can solve them. We cannot work in isolation. I have explored new techniques and media, such as electroforming and white bronze, and I utilize fractal geometry and my own techniques of sculptureal montage to reflect the increasing diversity in our world. This approach allows me to blend cultures, philosophies, elements, and dimensions. I like to focus on both the micro and the macro in my work, and to always keep an optimistic perspective.

 

Artist Statement

 

If on my last day on this Earth, i know that I have added an additional link to the chain of knowledge of our society, then I will have achieved my life’s work. I believe in testing the limits of experience, seeking the cutting edge, and pushing the envelope. My responsibility as an artist is to expand the vision of our society and work to ensure the future of the universe. –Omri Amrany

 

Julie and Omri Amrany’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 Detroit News.