K. Michael Olson

Artists Open Studio Dates:

Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 5, 6

OPEN STUDIO VISITS ARE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

Email artistopenstudio@kmolson.com to schedule.

K. Michael Olson is an experimental visual and sonic artist. His background includes studying music composition with world renound award-winning composers and pulitzer prize winners, being granted multiple patents for his work in three-dimensional graphics, and making flourless chocolate cake for a bunny-slipper-clad astronaut.  He embraces a role as a hyrbid, combining his many interest and experiences into new dramatic and exploratory artforms. 

His most recent large-scale work was a multi-performance exhibition of his multimedia artwork and live music presented in a 360 degree surround full-dome format at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Colorado. Shortly prior to that, he released an album entitled Seraphima under the name NoiseStar, wrote the libretto and music for two mini-operas that were staged and produced, and put on multiple performances of his classical and art-music works.

K. Michael recently moved to Eastern Conecticut to the same town he lived in as as young child. He has since performed with the Willimantic Orchestra and joined Artist Open Studios of Northeast Connecticut.  He actively accepts comissions for musical works, as well as focuses on the creation of imaginitive abstract and expressionist oil paintings and digital multi-media artworks.  

Additional Works can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/noisestar.gallery/

I can create a high-quality glass or metal print of any work marked "Digital". and can be offered as an exclusive single "one of a kind artwork" print for a small premium. 

Artist Statement:
I loved coloring as a child. Well, that is until the very first day of school. I gleefully started as soon as my teacher brought out the crayons. I was in a state of mindfulness and transcendence that we strive for as
adults. I was lost in the world of the colors. That ended abruptly and harshly as soon as the teacher saw my work.

She told me that I was doing it WRONG. I didn't understand. How could coloring be wrong? "One must always color within the lines," I was told. Elation immediately turned to shame. Something magical had turned into a joyless and tedious task. I never particularly cared for coloring after that.

I went through life hiding my[WRONG]self behind a dull grey veneer, until my wonderful wife encouraged me to pursue my passions. I returned to university to study music composition with numerous award-winning and world-class musicians. The experience was transcendent, and I eventually joined the faculty myself. However, it seemed like we were all clinging to a small raft of Western Music tradition in a sea of endless possibilities. I wanted to explore that sea.

For the first time, I wrote an uninhibited work without concern for external approval or academic merit. It broke open the cage I had put my inner self in when I was young. I immediately started painting for the first time since I was that child, and have never stopped.

Find your true voice and paint the world with it.

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