Ted Michalowski has contributed illustrations to The New York Times, Disney, The Knitting Factory NYC, Electric City Weekly, Diamond City Weekly, Scranton Times, Borders Bookstore, Corcoran Printing, Stitch Magazine, MediaPlus Magazine, Fright-X Magazine, Puffin Promotions, Chinese Qigong Center for Self Healing, Marywood University, P&W Washo Construction, and General Cinema.
Michalowski's courtroom drawings for high-profile cases have been broadcasted by CNN, CNN en Español, ABC News, Fox News, WNEP-TV, WBRE-TV, WYOU-TV, and published in the Citizens Voice and the Hazleton Standard Speaker.
Michalowski has illustrated posters exclusively for The Northeast Theatre for their past several seasons up to the current season. Ted is recognized in more obscure musical circles for his recent illustrated posters for When I Float Backwards. He is currently working on a series of expressionistic reportage drawings of the avant garde and experimental music scene in downtown Manhattan, for a gallery exhibition in Hartford, Conneticut, in July, 2007.
Michalowski's illustrations, portraiture, and on-the-spot drawings have shown in group and one-man exhibitions in galleries in New York City, Syracuse, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, Stroudsburg, and Philadelphia, and can be found in many private collections. In 2006, Michalowski was awarded Electric City's Best Visual Artist.
Michalowski is an instructor at Marywood University, where he teaches courses in Figure Drawing, Drawing, the History of American Illustration, and coordinates weekly figure drawing studios. Michalowski is also an instructor at Keystone College, where he teaches courses in Figure Drawing, Drawing, and Illustration. Michalowski has also instructed at the Pocono Arts Council in Stroudsburg, the Multi-Cultural Academy in Philadelphia, and the Career Technology Center in Scranton. Ted also runs the weekly Drawing Socials at the AfA Gallery in Scranton, Pennsylvania, which combine a drawing group with a live musical performance. Each week he designs and illustrates limited edition posters promoting the Drawing Social and the musicians involved.
Michalowski graduated from Marywood University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Illustration with a minor in Literature. For several years throughout and afterwards he studied privately under Fred Brenner, prominent children's book illustrator, wildlife artist, fashion illustrator, and educator. Ted went on to attend the Syracuse Independent Study Design Program to receive his Masters of Arts in Illustration, studying under the top artists working today in illustration, such as Murray Tinkelman, Gary Kelley, Anita Kunz, and Dave Passalacqua. Ted's Masters Thesis researched the History of the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, from its start in 1959 to the present. Michalowski is currently enrolled in Murray Tinkelman's MFA Illustration program at the University of Hartford.