Ellen Holtzblatt CV

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

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
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 Memory and Birds, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2012 Member Spotlight, Chicago Artists' Coalition Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Chicago Celebrates Women's History Month, Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, Chicago, IL
2012 Paintings, Congregation Solel, Highland Park, IL
2012 Sefer Hana, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Highland Park, IL
2007 Around the Coyote, Chicago, IL
2006 Hamabul – The Flood, Cuentos Foundation, Chicago, IL
2004 The Flood, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

2018 Intuitive Hemispheres - two person show, Agitator Gallery, Chicago, IL
2018 Between Heaven and Earth, Derfner Museum, New York, NY
2017 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 Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL 
2016 Memory, Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL
2016 Passover and the Consequences of Freedom, Brooklyn Jewish Art Museum, New York, NY
2015 Women of the Book, Jerusalem Biennale 2015, The First Station, Jerusalem, Israel
2015 Fresh Paint Biennial, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Fields of Dreams, Yeshiva University Museum, New York, NY
2015 Feminism Across the Generations, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
2015 The Art Sprinter, One Art Space Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Josef Glimer Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 MAAT 30th Anniversary Celebration Invitational Exhibition, SAIC, LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL
2014 Gendering Desire: Liberation, Power and Pleasure, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL
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 Within: 9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Human Being II, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 Celebrating Black History Month and Women's History Month, Northern Trust Canal Building, Chicago, IL
2012 15th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 CWCA Group Show, Northern Trust Bank, Chicago, IL
2012 Song of the Land, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Inspired By, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Zerstreut in Alle Welt, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2011 Multiple, Limited, Unique: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Center for Book Arts, New York, NY(traveling 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 The Artful Network, Tom Robinson Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Summer Solstice Art Gallery Event, Stage 773, Chicago, IL
2011 Half-Truths Gallery, MAAF, Chicago, IL
2010 Woodcuts and Watercolors - Two Person Show, Jewish Federation, South Bend, IN
2010 A Gathering of Water, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL
2010 PRINT, Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL
2010 Wicker Park Grace, Chicago, IL
2010 Ravenswood Art Walk, 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 (Juried by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator of the Art Institute of Chicago)
2008 Insights into a Culture, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2008 A Minyan without Men, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Cook County Treasurer's Office, Chicago, IL
2007 79th Annual Exhibition: 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 (Juried by Mark Pascale, Associate Curator at the Art Institute of Chicago)
2004 Impact on Chicago, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2004 Seventh Annual Chicago Art Open, National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2004 American Jewish Artists Club Group Show, Temple Shalom, Chicago, IL
1997 Women's Works, Woodstock, IL
1997 Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show, Woodstock, IL
1995 Women's Works, Woodstock, IL
1995-1997 Old Courthouse Gallery, Woodstock, IL
1987 Illinois Art Therapy Association Exhibition, Chicago, IL
1986 Illinois Art Therapy Association Group Show, Chicago, IL
1983 Two Person Show, The Iowa Gallery, Evanston, IL
1983 The 7th Annual Print and Drawing Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, IL
1983 Group Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Baer Art Center, 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
2013 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 
Award, Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show, 1997

Numerous public and private collections, including:
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

International Painting Annual 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2016
The Self Portrait Issue, Poets and Artists (Volume 75), 2016
Holtzblatt Paintings at Glimer Gallery Explore Tension Between the Physical        and Spiritual, Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times, 2014
An Artist’s Proression, Pauline Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News, 2014
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
Featured Artist, Women's Caucus for Art website 2012
Catalogue, Multiple, Limited, Unique, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY 2011
Catalogue, Zerstreut in Alle Welt, Inselgalerie, Berlin, Germany 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
Panel discussion, Art and Midrash, JCC, Manhattan, NY, 2010
Drawing for The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel (written by Benjamin Sommer; New York: Cambridge University Press,) 2009
Matthew Baigell,  Professor Emeritus of Art History at Rutgers University, from his forthcoming book
Catalogue, Hamabul - The Flood, Cuentos Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2006
Pauline Dubkin Yearwood, Chicago Jewish News, 2006
The Woodstock Independent, 1999

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