Ellen Holtzblatt creates paintings and drawings to explore connections between the physical and the spiritual—the memories of the body that reside in the soul. Her work becomes an allegory for psyche and emotion, evolution and decay. The artist residencies that Holtzblatt has attended in the U.S. and Iceland have inspired the emotive qualities of her recent landscape paintings. Holtzblatt, a Chicago-based artist, exhibits nationally and internationally, with recent solo shows at Fermilab Art Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, and Josef Glimer Gallery. Her group exhibits include the Jerusalem Biennale, Museum of Biblical Art in New York, and Inselgalerie in Berlin. Holtzblatt earned degrees in visual art and art therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image: Ellen Holtzblatt, Like a Lily Among Thorns, 2019, oil on linen, 60" x 30"