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
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.