Ellen Holtzblatt CV


EDUCATION

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

M.Ed, University of Illinois at Chicago

Maryland Institute, College of Art

Oxbow School of Art


SELECTED ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2021 Translucent Beauty and Other Guardians (2 person show), Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2021 Is It Real? (2 person show), Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, IL

2018 Between Earth and Sky, Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College,

Palos Hills, IL
2018 A Passing Day: Land and Light, Fermilab Art Gallery, Batavia, IL

2018 Prairie and Tundra, The Jewish Federation of St. Joseph, South Bend, IN

2016 Under the Sun: Landscape As Allegory, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

2014 From Birth to Memory, Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Memory and Birds, Renaissance Court Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2013 Under the Wings: Birds From the Field Museum, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

2012 Paintings, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 Yizkor, Women’s History Month Exhibition, Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, Chicago, IL

2012 Member Spotlight, Chicago Artist’ Coalition, Chicago, IL

2012 Solo Show, Congregation Solel, Highland Park, IL

2012 Sefer Hana, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL

2010 Woodcuts and Watercolors (2 person show), Jewish Federation, South Bend, IN

2007 Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL

2006 Hamabul – The Flood, Cuentos Foundation, Chicago, IL

2004 The Flood, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Out of the Narrows, Rissman Kol Ami Collection Gallery, Highland Park, IL

2021 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Wausau, WI

2021 Survey 2: HATCH Residency Exhibit, Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL

2021 Evanston + Vicinity Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2021 Momentum, Springboard Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2021 Relative Relationships, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College, New York, NY

2020 i am. an immigrant, The Institut fur Alles Mogliche, Berlin, Germany

2020 In Dialogue, Visual Arts Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, IL

2020 Life in Progress, Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL

2019 From Here to There (4 person show), Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

2019 Unlikely Pairings, Gallery Studio Oh!, Chicago, IL

2019 Expressions of Defiance, Reynolds Whitney Art Gallery, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2019 Refreshing Feminism, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Intuitive Hemispheres (2 person show), Agitator Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 21st International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Nevertheless She Persisted: Women of Courage, Tenacity, and Strength, 2018, Koehnline

Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL

2018 What We Carry, Janice Charach Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

2018 Between Heaven and Earth, Derfner Judaica Museum, New York, NY

2017 Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth, Jerusalem Biennale 2017, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 Far From the Front Lines, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

2017 Natural instincts, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT

2017 Reunion II Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 Voices of Wisdom, Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

2016 Reinventing Ourselves From Another Point of View, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016 The Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2016 Memory (4 person show), Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL

2016 Passover and the Consequences of Freedom, Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Women of the Book, Jerusalem Biennale 2015, The First Station, Jerusalem, Israel

2015 Fields of Dreams, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY

2015 The Art Sprinter, One Art Space Gallery, New York, NY

2015 Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015 Fresh Paint Biennial, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2015 39th Annual Beverly Art Competition Exhibit, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL
2015 Feminism Across the Generations, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL

2014 MAAT 30th Anniversary Celebration Invitational Exhibition, SAIC, LeRoy Neiman Center,

Chicago, IL

2014 Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, I

2014 Caffeine VIII, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2014 Masks, Arthur Feldman Gallery, Highland Park, IL

2013 As Subject and Object: Contemporary Book Artists Explore Ancient Hebrew Texts, Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY

2013 Celebrating Black History Month and Women’s History Month, Northern Trust Canal Building, Chicago

2013 Within: 9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013 Human Being II, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 15th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012 Song of the Land, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA

2012 CWCA Group Show, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL

2012 Inspired By: Celebrating Illinois Women Artists, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 Multiple, Limited, Unique: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (traveled to Savannah College of Arts and Design, Minnesota Center for Book Arts,

Museum of Printing History, Lafayette College, and the Book Club of California)

2011 Zerstreut in Alle Welt, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2011 We Are the Artful Network, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010 A Gathering of Water, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

2010 PRINT, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL

2009 Mosaic, La Case de Arte y Cultera Calles y Suenos, Chicago, IL

2009 As the Spirit Moves You, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL

2008 28th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN

2008 Insights into a Culture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2008 A Minyan without Men, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2008 Group Show, Cook County Treasurer's Office, Chicago, IL

2007 Around the Palette, Old Town Art Center, Chicago, IL

2006 Ninth Annual Chicago Art Open, Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, IL

2005 She Is…, Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, Chicago, IL

2005 Women's Works, Woodstock, IL

2004 Print National 2004, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

2004 Impact on Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2004 Seventh Annual Chicago Art Open, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL

1997 Women's Works, Woodstock, IL

1997 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show, Woodstock, IL

1997 Old Courthouse Gallery, Woodstock, IL

1995 Women's Works, Woodstock, IL

1987 Illinois Art Therapy Association Exhibition, Chicago, IL

1986 Illinois Art Therapy Association Group Show, Chicago, IL

1983 The 7th Annual Print and Drawing Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL


SELECTED AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

The Amen Institute Fellowship, 2021

Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Residency, Chicago, IL 2020

Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Laramie, WY 2018

Baer Art Center Residency, Iceland, 2017

Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL, 2015

Spertus Institute, Midwest Jewish Artist Lab, 2015-16

The Art Sprinter Competition, NY, First selected finalist, 2015

Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant, 2013

Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, 2011, 2005, 2004


SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

2021 Virtual presentation with Rabbi Bronwen Muller, The Amen Institute,

https://www.facebook.com/events/231235632457195/?ref=newsfeed

2021 Virtual Artist Talk, Fraying Resilience with artist Mary Porterfield, moderated by Juelle Daley

2021 Virtual Artist Talk, Our Muses: Art and the Family Archive with artists Juan Molina Hernandez and Kalen Na'il Roach, moderated by Juelle Daley, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXHpon2qkrA

2021 Virtual Artist Talk, Is It Real?, with artist Kathy Weaver, moderated by Ricky McEachern, https://vimeo.com/540326364

2021 Virtual Artist Talk, After the Flood REGENESIS III, Jewish Art Salon,

https://jewishartsalon.org/2021/10/19/video-after-the-flood-regenesis-iii/

2019 Artist Talks, From Here to There (4 person show), Spertus Institute, Chicago, IL

2018 Artist Talk, Between Earth and Sky, Robert F. DeCaprio Art Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL

2018 Artist Talk, A Passing Day: Land and Light, Fermilab Art Gallery, Batavia, IL

2016 Artist Talk, Under the Sun: Landscape As Allegory, Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL

2014 Artist Talk, From Birth to Memory, Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL

2014 Artist Talk, Memory and Birds, Renaissance Court Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

2013 Education Program, Under the Wings: Birds From the Field Museum, Harold Washington Library, Chicago

2012 Artist Talk, Paintings, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012 Artist Talk, Solo Show, Congregation Solel, Highland Park, IL

2012 Artist Talk, Sefer Hana, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL

2010 Artist Talk, Woodcuts and Watercolors (2 person show), Jewish Federation, South Bend, IN


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Numerous public and private collections, including:

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, Chicago, IL

Baer Art Center, Iceland

Park Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY

The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, IL

Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, South Bend, IN

Beth Hillel Congregation B’nai Emunah, Skokie, IL

McHenry County Jewish Congregation, Crystal Lake, IL


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2022 Song of Songs: Portraits of the Artist's Mother, Illinois Artists' List, https://illinoisartistslist.com/song-of-songs-portraits-of-the-artists-mother/?fbclid=IwAR0Zd_-Oo5n5rvvd-zPjnOoBwMfCoREXDqh_UIshUq93J3p2t8EFNjth4q8

2022 Artist Unfolds Pandemic Isolation of Elderly People in Her Works (video), Menghan Xiao,

Northwestern University Medill Reports Chicago, https://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/video-artist-unfolds-pandemic-isolation-of-elderly-people-in-her-works/

2021 Unreasoned Scores 2/6: Ellen Holtzblatt and Salim Moore, Fabiola Tosi, Sixty Inches From Center, https://sixtyinchesfromcenter.org/unreasoned-scores-2-6-ellen-holtzblatt-and-salim-moore/

2021 Is This Real? (review), Lori Waxman, New City Art,

https://art.newcity.com/2021/04/30/60wrd-min-covid-edition-is-this-real-survey-2/

2021 Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah, Jewish Artists Collective Chicago

2020 Jewish Identity in American Art: The Golden Years Since the 1970s, Matthew Baigell, Syracuse University Press

2016 International Painting Annual 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

2016 The Self Portrait Issue, Poets and Artists (Volume 75)

2014 Holtzblatt Paintings at Glimer Gallery Explore Tension Between the Physical and Spiritual, Hedy Weiss,

Chicago Sun-Times

2014 An Artist’s Progression, Pauline Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News

2013 We Are Living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art and We Really Don’t Know It, Matthew Baigell; Jewish Cultural Aspirations, Ruth Weisberg, Editor; USC Casden Institute and Purdue University Press

2013 Biblical Narratives in Contemporary Jewish American Art, Matthew Baigell; Shofar An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Purdue University Press

2012 Featured Artist, Women’s Caucus for Art website

2011 Are We Living in the Golden Age of Jewish Art?, Matthew Baigell, The Forward

2011 Judische Frauen in der bildenden Kunst IV (written by Hedwig Brenner; Konstanz: Hartung-Gorre Verlag)

2011 Catalogue, Multiple, Limited and Unique, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY

2011 Catalogue, Zerstreut in Alle Welt, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany

2010 Panel discussion, Art and Midrash, JCC, Manhattan, NY,

2009 Drawing for The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (written by Benjamin Sommer; New York: Cambridge University Press,)

2007 Using Art to Teach Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, STEP=UP, Volume 4, Issue 4 September 1, 2007 University of Illinois at Chicago

2006 Catalogue, Hamabul - The Flood, Cuentos Foundation, Chicago, IL

2006 Beyond the Ark: Woman-Centered Prints Refresh a Familiar Tale, Pauline Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News

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