(b. 1979, lives in Brooklyn, NY)
Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Galería Augustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh, NC
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Statements, Basel, Switzerland (with Harris Lieberman)
Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Colony Room, Simon Preston Gallery, New York, NY
paintings, Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo, Japan
Painter, Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL
Beauty and the Beast, Ritter/Zamet, London, UK
Modern Talking, curated by Nicola Trezzi, Cluj Museum, Romania
I Think and That Is All I Am, Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Four Rooms, curated by Nicola Trezzi, CSW Zamek, Warsaw, Poland
Tax Day News & Smoke, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
2011 Pittsburgh Biennial, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Modern Minimal and Optical, Conduits Gallery, Milan, Italy
Haley Mellin/Olivier Mosset [and Back Room]I, UNTITLED, New York, NY
Prague Biennial 5, Prague, Czech Republic
It’s All American, New Jersey MoCA, Asbury Park, NJ
Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City, NY
Shape Language, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
Process/Abstraction, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY
What Where, curated by Thomas Duncan, Sutton Lane, London, UK
Untitled (Painting), Shaheen Modern and Contemporary, Cleveland, OH
Spontaneous Generation, Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY
Richard Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden
Still Life, The Caribic, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany
Varda Calvano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Bloodgood, Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Elena Pankova, Zak Prekop, Michael Wetzel, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI
Cregswell Crags, Lisa Cooley, New York, NY
Re-presentations, New York City; Pilsen, Chicago, IL
Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
You Are Many, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Bauhaus Art Show, Guertin’s Graphics, Chicago, IL
More or Less: Rodney Carswell/Zak Prekop, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL
The Nature of Disturbance, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
Rotations (One Work): Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL
Ghost Art Is a Lie: Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Gallery X, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
No Legs, Curated by Zak Prekop, Alogon, Chicago, IL
Hurray, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
The Fact Abstract, with Hurray, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY
North Drive Press Presents NDP: The Movie, Performance with Hurray, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Bring the War Home, with Hurray, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY/ QED, LA, CA
Hurray, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY
KA/VH : RA/AG, Peformance with Hurray and Amy Granat, Oliver Kamm 5BE, New York, NY
Perfect If On, Performance with Peter Mandradjieff, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Joan Mitchell M.F.A Grant Nominee
Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Hudson, Suzanne, “Zak Prekop,” Artforum, May 2012.
Fee, Brian, “Excavating Abstraction,” New American Paintings, March 2012.
Fiske, Courtney, “Critics’ Picks: Zak Prekop,” Artforum.com, March 2012.
Byers, Daniel, “Zak Prekop,” Flash Art, October 2011.
Montreuil, Gregory, “Review: John Pestoni and Zak Prekop,” Flash Art, November-December 2009.
Orendorff, Danny, "Review: Zak Prekop/Shane Campbell Gallery," NewCity, December 9, 2008.
Smith, Roberta, “Cregswell Crags,” The New York Times, September 25, 2008.
Wenzel, Erik, “Unpainted – Recent Abstract Painting,” Artslant.com, June 2008.
Wenzel, Erik, “Review: The Nature of Disturbance,” Time Out Chicago 101, February 2007.
Keegan, Matt. “Top Ten: Matt Keegan.” Artforum, February 2006,
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Greater Brooklyn.” The New York Times, July 8, 2005: Arts section.