Born in Amsterdam and raised in Milan, Oliver Schulze lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Influenced by various strains of so-called subcultures, he spent several years living on the streets and remains involved in several social projects focusing on homelessness and related social issues.
Under the instruction of former Joseph Beuys scholar Dieter Breuer, Schulze worked at a non commercial gallery between 1995 and 1998, where he spent considerable time studying the theories Beuys had ignited. Following this period, Schulze worked as an apprentice carpenter for 3 years before enrolling at a design academy in Cologne, which specializes in ecological and sustainable design.
Active as a painter, illustrator and comic book artist, he publishes his 'Murmel Comics' anthologies three times a year since 1999. Each issue includes stories in pictures. He also participated in the anthology 'Typhon' (volume one, 2008) by Danny Hellman.