The Process of Discovery | Julie Rotblatt Amrany

On View April 6 - May 5 2024

Opening Reception Sunday, April 7th, 1-4 pm RSVP


Julie Rotblatt Amrany began her career in Pietrasanta, Italy where she was part of a marble carving community. She revered Renaissance Artists such as Michelangelo and Bernini, modern artists Rodin and Camille Claudel, and today Anselm Kiefer and Cornelia Parker.

Julie graduated from the University of Colorado in 1981 (BA, Fine Art), the Art Institute of Chicago (Art Ed Certificate 1992), Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University (MFA 2013). Today she co-owns the Fine Art Studio of Rotblatt Amrany with her husband Omri and son Itamar. Some of Julie and Omri’s well-known works include Michael Jordan, James Lovell at the Adler Planetarium, A’ja Wilson, and Kobe Bryant. Julie has showcased her work in exhibitions nationwide since the early 1980s. Notable among these exhibitions is her recent participation in the exhibition, Pushing Forward Reaching Back, curated by the American Women's Artists and hosted at Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina in 2023. Additionally, her solo exhibition, Cyclical Nature of Emergence, held at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Des Plaines, Illinois, stands as a testament to her artistic expression and ability to captivate audiences with her profound insights and boundless imagination. Her artistic vision now centers on the fusion of the spiritual and physical elements. Bridging art and science, her work reflects a deep interest in mind-body connection, higher consciousness, medical and spiritual healing, and multiple dimensions in space.



Rotblatt Amrany embarks on a captivating exploration of mark-making under the auspices of ‘process work’, beginning with the kinetic energy inherent in the motion of the materials. As each mark takes shape, a moment unfolds ripe with potential for further exploration and expansion. In the immersive video installation ‘Interstitial Space’, the artist skillfully navigates the boundaries between visibility and invisibility, inviting viewers into a dynamic dialogue between occupied and unoccupied space. Through mesmerizing special effects, the viewer is transported into a realm where the tangible and intangible converge, sparking contemplation on the nature of existence itself. ‘A Moment’ invites audiences to delve into the depths of gesture, intuition, and process-oriented creativity. Drawing inspiration from the graceful movement of suspended cloth, the composition evolves organically, inviting viewers on a sensory journey. Through this profound exploration of artistic expression, the artist invites viewers to embrace the transformative power of the present moment and the boundless potential it holds.

"Drawing inspiration from the realms of physics and astronomy, my artistic journey is deeply rooted in intuition. While scientists meticulously explore the empirical nature of our universe, I strive to create from a place of intuitive understanding. My aspiration is to serve as a conduit, forging connections that bridge the gap between art and science. As humans, if we stay conscious of the fact that everything surrounding us is interconnected and interdependent, we can reach a harmonious system. If not, then perhaps our fate is destined to either become extinct or radically lessen our population size. In this interconnected expanse, energy waves constantly animate all forms, rendering nothing static. Despite its invisibility, energy infiltrates every aspect of existence. Dark matter, comprising 84.5% of the universe, remains unseen, detectable only through its gravitational influence. Enveloped by this vast space, I'm captivated by ambiguous spaces—such as the enigmatic space within space and the ethereal interstitial spaces—bridging matter, pulsating with unseen energies that permeate our reality. Exploring the boundless realms of energy and space, my artistic expression spans various mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video, multimedia, and installation. Whether incorporating the human figure or not, my aim remains constant: to delve into the multifaceted dimensions and wonders of space, perpetually engaging in exploration without limits." -Julie Rotblatt Amrany



Artwork sale proceeds benefit both the artist and the Evanston Art Center. If you are interested in purchasing artwork on display, please contact Emma Rose Gudewicz, Director of Development and Exhibition Manager, at [email protected] or (847) 475-5300 x 102.

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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.