CHRONOLOGY

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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

 

1980

"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).

 

1981

HOMMAGE TO EGON SCHIELE, Very first series of nude photograph

 

1981

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

 

1982

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

 

1988

Decision to give up photography and become a professional artist

 

1990

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

 

1997

Start of the series of Animal paintings

 

1999

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

 

2001

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

 

2001

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

 

2002

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.