Michael Koulermos is a graduate of Parson’s School of Design in New York, with a BA in Fine Arts.
His “Guitar with Skull” oil painting was exhibited at the IBM Gallery, then at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue.
Two of his color studies remain in Yale University’s permanent collection.
As a designer and partner at Kathedra, a high-end contemporary furniture company, his multi-purpose Tuning Fork Chair was featured in The New York Times.
From murals and sketches to portraits and abstract works, Koulermos has always found resonance in the composition and color schematics of art.
November, 2015 Mike had a one man exhibition “A Visual Memoir”, at the Art Directors Club Gallery in NYC, featuring 86 oil painting portraits of some of advertising creatives, original Mad Men from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s.
His most memorable achievement however, Koulermos recalls a day in Florence, Italy, that gave him enormous satisfaction.
“We were at the Galleria dell’ Accademia with my 3 young sons carrying sketchpads in tow. We received permission to set up camp chairs and sketch The David. Our sons Zack, Matt and Nick, then 11, 9 and 7, worked diligently for over an hour, while onlookers gathered and offered encouragement,” Koulermos recalls. “It was a remarkable day.”