Monika Michalko was born in the Czech Republic in 1982 and raised in southern Germany. In 2003 she started studying painting at the fine art school in Hamburg (HfbK) and finished in 2009 with a diploma with her professor Norbert Schwontkowski. After her studies she was traveling for a couple of years and settled again in 2014 in Berlin. In 2016 her son was born and 2018 she spent one year in Sri Lanka with her family.
Last year she was invited for the big painting show „JETZT“ young painting in Germany, in the Kunstmuseum Bonn, Wiesbaden, Chemnitz and the Deichtorhallen Hamburg.
She is represented by the Produzentengalerie Hamburg and the Gallery Maia Muller in Paris.