About K. Michael Olson

K. Michael Olson is an experimental visual and sonic artist. His background includes studying music composition with world renowned 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 hybrid, combining his many interests and experiences into new dramatic and exploratory art forms. 


Olson's recent works include private commissions, such as a large-scale painting of the Manhattan skyline, and an abstract painting to be used as the cover for a new wind ensemble work by ASCAP Award-winning composer James M. David.  He currently has several paintings on display at the Workspace Gallery in Manchester, CT. Prior works includes 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, a full-length album entitled Seraphima, and multiple fully staged opera scenes.


Olson performs with the Willimantic Orchestra and showcases his artwork at Artist Open Studios of Northeast Connecticut.  He focuses on the creation of musical compositions, imaginative abstract and expressionist oil paintings, and digital multi-media artworks.  He actively accepts commissions for music and art.