Azamat Kaisynovich Kouliev (born March 1, 1963) is a Russian artist. Kouliev was born in Nalchik – a capital of Kabardino-Balkaria – to the family of Balkar poet Kaisyn Kuliev. His elder brother Alim Kouliev is a Russian-American actor living and working in Hollywood. His eldest brother Eldar Kuliev is a Russian film director and screenwriter. Kouliev has been affected by his father's surroundings of artistic masters and has started to paint since his childhood. Azamat Kouliev as a student was studying artistic schools of all periods patiently and hard. His work deeply influenced by one of the greatest painters of all time Leonardo da Vinci and others Italian Renaissance painters. The Balkarian folklore theme and poetry of his father also have a reflection in Kouliev's paintings.
After a graduation from high school in Nalchik where he was learning basic skills of art he moved to Leningrad and became a student of The State Academic Art School which he graduated successfully in 1981. Since that he was working at The Art Foundation in Nalchik. After serving in the Soviet Army in 1986 Kouliev returned to Leningrad and studied at the Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, formally known and subordinated within the Russian Academy of Arts, under direction of Andrei Mylnikov, ( Russian: Мыльников, Андрей Андреевич ), an acclaimed Russian artist, Vice-President of Russian Academy of Arts,and graduated in 1996.
Since 1998 artist is living and working in Turkey.