Omri Amrany’s Full Biography

Omri’s Philosophy

“I have entered the third millennium as a mostly 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 enough about the future. We have enormous problems to solve and we need a worldview to solve them. We cannot work in isolation. To capture increasing diversity in the present and the future, I like to explore new media, such as electroforming and white bronze, and work with new approaches, like fractal geometry and my own techniques of sculptural montage. This allows me to blend cultures and philosophies, elements and dimensions, all in one piece or a grouping. I like to focus on both the micro and the macro in my pieces, and to always keep an optimistic perspective.”

 

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Highwood, IL 60040
T: 847.682.9644
www.rotblattamrany.com

 

Private & Public Commissions & Collections

 

2019 David Beckham, LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
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 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
Napoleon Dynamite, Twentieth Century Fox, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Orchestrated figurative bronze groupings; P.Hornung, J. Blood, G.W. Calhoun, B. Starr, M. Heather, and C. Hinkle and Boy; Packers Heritage Trail Foundation, Green Bay, WI
Orchestrated figurative bronze groupings, Founders and Child, Arlens Corporation, Brillion, WI
Jackie Chan Tribute, JC Group, Hong Kong
2012 Kareem Abdul-Jabar, Los Angeles Lakers, 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
2009 Josh Gibson, Walter Johnson & Frank Howard; Washington Nationals Park, Washington, DC
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 bas relief, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Al McGuire bronze figure, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Wilt Chamberlain bronze figure, Wachovia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
Magic Johnson bronze figure, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles, CA
2003 Magic Johnson bronze figure, 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, Munster, IN
2002 The Story of Carnauba (3 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, Oak Brook, 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, 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 & Rami Nachustan, 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
The Peacemaker, Spertus Museum of Judaica, Chicago, IL
East West Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Moxley-Ross & Naranjo Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Millenium Group Show, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL
1998 Fine Art Exhibition, Daley Center, Chicago, IL
Fall Show, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, 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, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, 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 & Rami Museum, Ashdot Yaacov, Israel
1985 Castle Gallery, Caesarea, Israel
1978 30th Anniversary of Israel, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

 

Awards

2013-2014 Special Merit Award, Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt-Amrany, Best of Highwood, IL
1996 Chicago Chamber of Commerce Award
1995 Special Merit Award for Public Art, Chicago Bar Association

 

Education & Instruction

2005 Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Engaging the Heavens: Inspiration of Astronomical phenomena V, Lecture by Julie Rotblatt Amrany & Omri Amrany, Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL
1995 Became a Naturalized Citizen of the United States
1993- Instructor, Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, Highland Park, IL
1992 Co-founded Rotblatt-Amrany Fine Art School, with wife, Julie Rotblatt-Amrany
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- Continued international exhibition schedule, originating in Israel, then Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, China, and the United States
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, New York, NY
1972-75 Military Service, Israeli Defense Forces, Israel

 

Omri’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.