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1970 - 1973

Professional photography training in Hartberg and Graz, Austria


1974 - 1981

Official photographer of the Vienna Sate Opera in Austria


1980 - 1984

"FLIGHT OF FANCY," "Empfundene Bewegung," series of impresionist to abstract ballet photographs

Exhibited in Austria, Monte Carlo and New York City



"DIE FRAU ÜBER 30" & "LA FEMMES DE PLUS DE TRENTE ANS," book published in French and German by Edition Tomek, Monaco, won the Kodak Photo Book Prize, Germany,

Mr. Koller contributed photography and text to this book and was also responsible for Graphic design (layout).



HOMMAGE TO EGON SCHIELE, Very first series of nude photograph



December, move to New York City

Freelance photographer for clients like BUNTE, TV GUIDE, FORTUNE MAGAZINE, PEPSI COLA, STYLE & MEN STYLE, a. o.

ELEKTRA – Rache ohne Erlösung, book published by Edition Tomek, Monaco; won the Kodak Photo Book Prize, Germany

Text by Dr. Peter Dusek. Photography and and layout concept by Helmut Koller. Based on the still photographes of the opera movie "ELEKTRA" produced by UNITEL, Munich, Germany



OPERA LIVE - The Vienna State Opera," Book published by Edition S, Österr. Staatsdruckerei.

Text by Dr. Peter Dusek. Photography & layout concept by Helmut Koller 1982, Move to Palm Beach, Florida


1982 - 1988

Fashion photography for STYLE & MENSTYLE, German publication HOMAGE TO EGON SCHIELE, start of a 5-year mixed media project honoring the artist's idol and hero, Austrian artist Egon Schiele. With exhibitions in Miami, Chicago, New York, Germany and 5 cities in Austria



Decision to give up photography and become a professional artist



First figurative paintings (easle paintings) in acrylic on canvas


1992 - 1997

Start of a portrait series of historic American Indians, exhibitions in the US and Europe


1993 -1994

WE THE PEOPLE, a series of flag images in mixed media



Start of the series of Animal paintings



Founded the "Palm Street Art Studios", a West Palm Beach art district and artist group.

First Exhibition of Pop Animal paintings in the United States at Galleria di Sorrento, Las Vegas



"MEMORY," special art object for an event benefiting the American Red Cross, Palm Beach Chapter



First sculpture "American Zebra" in bronze & paint first exhibited at Shared Visions Gallery Boca Raton, Florida



Koller, one of only 25 artists from around the world was invited by Polo America to participate in a unique artexhibit. It was an awareness promotion for the sport of polo and its return to the Olympics. The exhibit took place at JFK International Air Terminal


2004 - 2016

Galerie Dumonteil & Helmut Koller start to work together. Since then, Galerie Dumonteil, with locations in Paris, New York City & Shanghai, China, has exhibited Koller's art work world wide.