Basilos Poulos is a Greek-American artist who came to Rice University in 1975. His awards and grants include: The Guggenheim Fellowship, French Government Grant (for eight months in Paris), Mellon Enhancement Grant, the Fine Arts Foundation of Atlanta Grant, and the Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Professor Poulos has directed and taught the Rice Studio Art in Greece program for nine summers and has been an artist-in-residence at the Ecole des Beaux-Art in Paris and the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy.
Professor Poulos has had over 35 one-person exhibitions in the United States and Europe and his paintings are featured in notable public, private, and corporate collections such as Columbia Museum of Art (Columbia, South Carolina), Mint Museum (Charlotte, North Carolina), The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, Vorres Museum (Athens, Greece), and Chase Manhattan Bank (New York and Athens, Greece).
Professor Poulos has lectured through out the United States, Greece, and Italy and is currently working on developing one-person exhibitions in both Houston and Athens, Greece.
Professor Poulos lives in Houston and maintains a studio in Karies, Greece.