2014  Master of Fine Arts, Painting; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 
2010  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Minor, Art History Herron School of Art & Design, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

2013  John Koznerak Memorial Scholarship, Northern Illinois University
2012  Daniel Johnson Scholarship, OxBow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2011  Viewer's Choice Award, Blick Materials Ars Nova Competition, Northern Illinois University
2012  Graduate Scholarship, Northern Illinois University
2009  Friends of Herron Award, Herron School of Art & Design
2009  First Prize Juried Exhibition, Herron School of Art & Design
2005  Dean of Faculties Scholarship, Herron School of Art & Design

2020  Dual Show with ceramicist Sam Welch, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN March
2020  Solo Exhibition, Telene Edington Gallery, Indianapolis, IN Date TBD
2018  Organic, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada April 21-Sept 3
2017  Bring May Flowers, Standard Studio Gallery, Indianapolis, IN May 5th-31st
2014  Rococo Puffs, Heartland Printworks, Indianapolis, IN
2014  Sincerely Glittering, Graduate Thesis, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
2013  Fables of Exotic Culture, Gallery 214, DeKalb, IL
2010  Tess Michalik New Works, Healing Arts & Aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
2010  New Works by Tess Michalik & Ray Duffy, Christopher West Presents, Indianapolis, IN
2009  En Masse: BFA Thesis, Murphy Arts Center, Indianapolis, IN
2009  Miles of Piles, Athenaeum Artspace, Indianapolis, IN
2009  Cerebral Symmetry, Chaos Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2020  September, Fete Galante, curated by Gwendolyn Zabicki, Chicago, IL
2019  Holiday Group Show, Lucas Lucas, Brooklyn, NY
2019  Winter Group Show, Diana Witte Gallery, Toronto, Canada
2019  Summer Open House, Edington Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2019  Flowers & Puppies, curated by Katie Hector, The Royal Society of American Art, Williamsburg, NY
2018  Freshly Cut and Softly Bound, curated by Teamo Fahler & Lisa Kehler, VACATION NYC
2018  The Creek Flows Into The River, curated by Richard Saja, Walnut Hill, Hudson, NY
2018  Art Contemporary Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA
2018  Papier, Montreal, Quebec
2017  Art Toronto with Lisa Kehler Art + Projects, Toronto, Ontario
2017  Petal Pushers, Harrison Arts Center, Indianapolis IN,
2014  Rockford Midwestern Biennial, juried by William Lieberman, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2014  Theatrical Tactical, DeKalb Area Women's Center, DeKalb, IL
2014 Ten⁰ 2014 NIU Graduate Candidate Exhibition, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL
2013  Visual Arts Competition, Finalist, Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, Chicago, IL
2013  Emerging Illinois Artists, juried by Bill Gross, McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
2013  Small Works, juried by Staci Boris, Harper College, Palatine, IL
2013  Kentucky National 2013, juried by Jill Dawsey, Murray State University, Murray, KY
2013  Love Under Funnel Cake and Vengaboys, Space Club HQ, Chicago, IL
2012  Graduate Art Association Showcase, NIU, DeKalb, IL
2011  Karen's Garage, curated by Nina Rizzo, Bad Dog Gallery, DeKalb, IL
2011  Rock, Gem, and Mineral Show, Studio Deep End, Milwaukee, WI
2010  Christopher West Presents, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2009  Fall Undergraduate Exhibition, juried by Sarah Green, Herron 2009  School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2009  Visual Fringe, Earth House, juried, Indianapolis, IN
2008  Juried Exhibition, Chaos Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
2008  House, Rocky Ripple, Indianapolis, IN
2008  Self-Portraits, Alchemy Art + Aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
2008  Annual Juried Exhibition, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2007  Undergraduate Painting, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis,IN

2019- Present  Christie's, New York, New York - Art Handler
2017- Present  Boxart, inc, Brooklyn, NY - Freelance Crate Painter
2016- 2019       Private Artist Studio, New York, NY - Studio Assistant
2015- 2016       Parallel Development, Brooklyn, NY - Fabrication & Production
2015-2016       NOVO Arts, New York, NY - Lead Artist & Art Handler                           
2014-2015       Crozier Decorative Arts, New York, NY - Receiving & Preparator                        
2012-2014       NIU Art Museum, DeKalb, IL - Preparator & Administrative Assistant
2011- 2013       Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL - Graduate Teaching Assistant                             

2019       Volunteer Guest Lecturer / Museum Docent, The Avenue Leadership Program, New York, NY
2008-2010    Assistant to Program Director & Instructor, Herron Community Learning, Indianapolis, IN
2012       Instructor, Beginning Oil Painting, Youth Summer Art Camp, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
2010       Volunteer Spring Intern, Arts for Learning, Young Audiences Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
2009-2010    Artist's Assistant, Jodie Hardy, Indianapolis, IN
2009       Wood Shop Monitor, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN
2008-2009    Volunteer Gallery Assistant, Herron Galleries, Herron School of Art & Design, Indianapolis, IN

Winnipeg Art Gallery, Manitoba, Canada
Harper College, Palatine, IL
IU Health Community North Oncology Center, Indianapolis, IN

Dan Grossman, "First Friday reviews, September 2014," Nuvo, 9/8/2014,

"Make-Space feature; Tess Michalik,", 3/28/2014

The Gathered Gallery - feature blog post with selection of paintings on view 03/14/2018