BFA in Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2011

Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK, 2009

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


Sans Souci, 3-D Foundation, Verbier, Switzerland

Letters from Abroad, Serving The People, New York

Karma Solaire, Pablo's Birthday, New York


Wayfinders, with Jessica Hans, Dayspace, Philadelphia

Bay Pictures, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco


Staring Into The Sea, Pablo's Birthday, New York

Sail Baby, with Jordan Kasey, In Limbo, Brooklyn


Hashtag Nation, museumofamericabooks, Brooklyn

Select Group Exhibitions


Eddy's Room, curated by Austin Eddy, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI

GIFC, curated by Mike Swaney, Emma Pardos, Barcelona, Spain

Superposition, curated by Johnny Abrahams, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York

Shapeshifters, curated by Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco

Group Show, curated by Lucien Smith, Milk Studios, New York


Everything is Going to Be Alright, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI

From out under, curated by Matthew Brown & Lucien Smith, Appointment Only, Los Angeles

Parting and Together, curated by Trudy Benson, Greenpoint Hill, Brooklyn

Somewhere, curated by Gallery 106 Green, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

The Paperweight Show, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Brooklyn

BAM Gala and Auction, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson, NY


The River, Hionas Gallery, New York

Bosco, ROE Projects, Brooklyn

The Congregation, curated by Joshua Abelow, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

Whisper to me in HTML, with Imogen Lloyd and art404, Prelim Projects, London, UK

Gefa & Taka, Sim House, Reykjavik, Iceland

Presenting, In Limbo, Brooklyn


The Year of the Goose, Either Way, Los Angeles

Change of Address, 139 Emerson Place, Brooklyn

Naked Runaway, curated by Xi Garden, Middle Collegiate Church, New York

Strangers Forming a Group Waiting to Kiss, Motel, Brooklyn

99 Cent Plus Art Shop II, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn


She's Crafty, New Museum, New York


An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA

7 x 11, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

Postcards from the Edge, CRG Gallery, New York

Three Men and a Baby, with Coleen Self, Impala Studios, Chicago


Spill, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago

100 European Starlings, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Women's Bodies as Public Spaces, North Park University, Chicago

Slade School at Swiss Cottage, Swiss Cottage, London

Residencies & Awards

3-D Foundation, Verbier Sculpture Park, Verbier, Switzerland, 2018

Sim, Berlin, Germany, 2018

Herhusid, Siglufjordur, Iceland, 2017

Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, 2017

Sim, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2016

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship, 2011


Curator and founder of Massif Central; artist's scarf editions including exhibitions at:

Nationale, Portland; Le Huit, Paris; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago; Spreadhouse, New York; Sculpture Center, Queens; Sincerely, Tommy, Brooklyn; Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit; NADA Art Fair 2016 and 2017, New York; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

Yin Yang, 99 Cent Plus, Brooklyn, 2015

Help Art Heal Haiti, benefit for Haitian Earthquake Relief, Evanston, IL, 2010

Cadaver Corpse, Space 1026, Philadelphia and Golden Age, Chicago, 2009


Artist Feature, Maake Magazine, curated by Holly Coulis, 2018

Plein Air Drawings, Issue One,, 2016

New York Studios, Issue 68, Packet Biweekly, 2015

the onesheet, foldout interview and poster, 2015

Interview with Bruce Ingram, in 'Arrangements' book, 2012

Exhumed Book One, drawings feature, 2011


"Critic's Picks" Artforum, 2018

"Tessa Perutz: Karma Solaire at Pablo's Birthday" Juxtapoz Magazine, 2018

"Cody Hudson and Tessa Perutz Make Beautiful Abstractions" Juxtapoz Magazine, 2017

"Tessa Perutz" Milk Magazine, 2017

"30 Under 30" Art Zealous, 2016

"Complex Simplicities: Tessa Perutz" Modern Painters, 2016

"Discoveries (and Steals) at NADA New York 2016" ArtInfo, 2016

"Prelim Projects 01: Whisper to me in HTML" thisistomorrow, 2016

"Whisper to me in HTML at Prelim Projects" Temporary Art Review, 2016

"The Art of The Scarf" World's Best Ever, 2015

"Steal Her Style" TimeOut Chicago, December 2010

"Art Auction for Haiti" Evanston Now, 2010

"Cadaver Corpse at Space 1026" Art in the Age, 2009

"Pieces by Parcel" Chicago Weekly, 2009

"First Friday Focus Feature" Philadelphia City Paper, 2009

Tessa Perutz

b. 1988, Chicago

Lives and works in Brooklyn and Iceland

In addition to maintaining a studio practice, Tessa also curates Massif Central;

a collection of silk scarves by contemporary artists ~~~>